Sunday, August 28, 2011

More B-Day goodies and a surprise roadtrip

Here at Vonlipi's house birthday celebrations always last more than one day! So last friday I got my B-Day supper at La Perle an asian all-you-can-eat restaurat. It's not a buffet, you order as much as you want, eat like there's no tomorrow and pay a fixed price.

It was delicious! And we laughed so long and loud that we did turn heads a couple of times! And I scored more B-Day goodies!

   I got a beautiful notebook covered with cats so I can write my thoughts or recipes, a super cool skulls and roses tampon carrier (ladies you know you hate it when you pull out a tampon out of your handbag and it's all squished and full of bottom of the handbag crap) , a gift card so I can get some super colorful 100% cotton sheets and last but not least have you seen the Rachel Ray miniature individual Le Creuset casseroles? How cute are they?

I'm seen shepherd's pies, chicken pot pies and maybe creme brulée (wink,wink).

And here's my biggest news! We are heading to the beach! Or at least what's left of it...You remember back in June we couldn't go because the cats were sick? Well Boubou and Yoda are in tiptop shape, my employer okayed a week of vacation , the condo place had vacancy and are honoring our deposit and the house sitter was free. Now if we could just mother nature to cooperate.

We've been watching the U.S. news and we're getting pretty nervous. Is it really as bad or just a big exaggeration? Are the autorities freaking out as we don't want another Kathrina mess on our hands? Well the networks are stressing me out! To be followed!

I remember about 10 years ago we were heading out to New Hampshire and  the highway was closed minutes after we reached Manchester. It was really bad....roofs dripping, tumble weeds, rain,rain and more rain, terrible winds....we were dripping wet for the whole weekend!

Al start your fryers! We are coming for some fried clams and fried oysters, clam chowder and lobster stew!

I'm so excited! Irene GO HOME!

I hope everybody is safe and sound and dry. Be well and safe my faithful readers and friends :)


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your additional B-day gifts. I also celebrate for the whole month of by B-day! Enjoy your road trip and since Irene fizzled out into a tropical storm you should be good to go!

Jill said...

Where is Al's? We can't wait to get to Maine and have some great seafood - clams in particular!! Where are your favorite spots?

Charlotte said...

Happy late birthday! Hope Irene didn't put a damper on your trip.

Vonlipi said...

Jill Al's seafood is in Hampton, NH on rte 1.

Now in Maine I love going to Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery Maine (just near the outlets) and The Maine Diner is a must. Both these diners were visited by Guy Fieri for Diners, drive-ins and dives.

At Bob's we loved the fried clams and the chowder, at the Maine diner I recommend the lobster pie and the seafood chowder.