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.