Monday, April 5, 2010

Lane Visits, Easter!, and Happy Birthday Gaela

What a whirlwind of a week. My mama was here till Tuesday, Lane was here Fri-Sun, and Sunday was both Easter (so excited for the end of Lent!) and Gaela's birthday. Lots to do . . . on top of:
a) new roommate Alicia moving in today, and
b) OG friend Anthony coming into town on Wednesday.

I love my peeps, but no rest for the weary, I tell ya.

On Friday night, Lane and I went to my dear friend Marisa's book launch party. Her first book, a collection of poems called The Haunted House, came out on 4/1 (and is most definitely not an April Fools joke!). :) The party/reading was at the Space Gallery in San Francisco, and was complete with funfetti cupcakes, ouija boards, and sleeping bags. Pretty amazing. Here are Lane and me at the funfunfun party:

Saturday involved yet another gorgeous hike, a little tree climbing, and an awesome Ladies' Night at Gaela's (games, champagne, food, girltalk). I couldn't wait to get up Sunday to have Easter brunch and a MIMOSA! My experience with sobriety is over, y'all . . . I'm back on the sauce! Haha. Lane and I woke up and opened our Easter baskets, put on our bunny ears, and drove up to Nectar in Sonoma County for their fabulous Easter champagne brunch:

at Nectar, waiting for our table

my first drink since Valentine's Day :)

After I left Lane with her auntie in Santa Rosa, I headed back to my side of the Bay in order to take a disco nap before Gaela's birthday festivities last night. She likes to keep it low key on her birthday (as opposed to me, who likes to announce my birthday to the world and celebrate like a queen), so we went to Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco to see our dear friend AJ Roach play his guitar and sing. If you don't know AJ's music, and you like folky singer/songwriter stuff at ALL, you definitely should do yourself the favor of buying one of his cds. I enjoy watching him perform about as much as I enjoy watching anyone. He's that good.

Happy Birthday Gaela!

Makiko brought this delicious chocolate cake for the birthday girl

AJ and co. playing at Bazaar

And today it's back to the grind at Balboa High School, the rush home to greet my new roommate, and the coming week chock full of things like ice skating, babies, cocktails, and hopefully a little outdoor exercise. Not to mention, my Cobras assignment this week is to write an erotic poem . . . we'll see how that goes. ;) Have a great week, and happy belated Easter!

p.s. I still have no functioning tv. Can I come over and watch American Idol?? I'm going crazy.


Mish Dish said...

Love the bunny ears! xo Mish

hiking in stilettos said...

Looks like a perfect Easter weekend! Glad you enjoyed it!

Single said...

I absolutely loved getting to spend the weekend with you and celebrating Easter with you and your first mimosa! I am so proud of you! Love you lots!!! Thank you for everythign and enjoyed both nights with all of your friends!


wow, exciting weekend!
the erotic poem sounds quite steamy~~*
Great week & be creative always!

Erika said...

Ohmigosh your Friday night sounds like the funnest adventure ever - sleeping bags, Quija it! Congratulations to Marisa for her book release - how exciting! And Happy, Happy Belated Birthday to Gaela! :)

Hope Chella said...

Yes, it's lots of fun but I prefer Absolutely Alice :) xx

Have a fabulous Tuesday!!!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Gosh- looks like a wonderful weekend!!! Full of friends and fun. I want to go on a hike!!

drollgirl said...

boy oh boy, you have been a busy bee!!! i hope the rest of the week treats you right! :)

bananas. said...

sheesh! you were BUSY!!! you just drove to sonoma and back and then partied that evening?! you're super woman...furreal.

twilas vintage clothing said...

you were very very busy. I love love funfetti cakes!! And the bunny ears!!