Sunday, June 28, 2009

Going Out

Friday was my birthday. In case you are wondering, I'm 24 again. At least that's what the card my husband gave me says. (How sweet of him). Although if you ask my 5 year old, he'll tell you, "Mommy's 18." But that's only because he thinks 18 is really old.

My birthday was quiet (as I wanted). Yesterday we hired a babysitter so my husband and I could go out. I wanted to go see a stand up comedy show. My husband wasn't thrilled about having to drive into Seattle. So I bought the tickets and I looked up restaurants in the area. I also found the babysitter. So he doesn't any credit for "taking me out" for my birthday.

It was fun to get dressed up. I can't remember the last time I wore a skirt! We found a nice restaurant to go to before the show. I had 2 drinks there. So when we got to the comedy club for the 8:30 show, I didn't feel like having much more to drink or eat. So I asked the waitress if there was a two-drink-minimum. She looked confused, said, "no" and laughed. Really?? She had never heard of a two-drink-minimum?? She probably just thought I was old.

Is a two-drink-minimum just a NYC thing? No, it can't be. I remember having a two-drink-minimum when we went to see Howie Mandel in Atlantic City. And I remember having a two-drink-minimum in Philadelphia. Is it just an East Coast thing? Or am I really getting old and it's really just a 5-years-ago thing? Either way, I was happy to just order drink and not waste money ordering something that I didn't really want.


Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday. I do have some memory of two drink minimums...I just never go anywhere that might have that rule! LOL
Hope you had a great time!

a corgi said...

Happy belated birthday!! I haven't been out to a club or event like this in AGES so I'm not sure what the minimum drink requirements would be if anything; but I do remember the 2-drink minimum and I also remember cover charges for getting into bars/clubs

sounds like you had a nice birthday and celebration with hubby!


Cathy said...

happy birthday!! i would have asked if there was a two-drink minimum too--when did they get rid of those???

Momisodes said...

I'm so glad you got to go out for your Birthday! I've only heard of the 2 drink minimum in a few places, but not so much in recent years....not that I've been out and drinking :)

Heidi said...

You're right, I think? There are some places where there's a 2 drink minimum. I'm pretty sure I remember this happening some place....maybe I'm getting old too....

Happy 24th! ;)

Michelle said...

Hmmm, we have (had?) two drink minimums in Chicago, too. Who knows!

Happy birthday by the way... and where did you go to eat? What did you have? :)