birthday aftermath

Thank you so much for all your birthday wishes! My 27th birthday was exactly what I wanted it to be: friends and family blowing up my facebook page with sweet messages, an awesome sushi lunch with my rad friend Rachel, and finally a dinner at America’s finest purveyor of lobsters that are red: RED LOBSTER.

crab lover?  yes I am

It was a tremendous meal that I have no hesitation sharing with you. I ordered the Crab Lover’s plate because I am a true crab lover. Well, more crab terrorist than anything, but it was still delicious. It had a great flavor profile, the perfect seafood tones mixed in its juicy meat. It reminded me of growing up on Saipan and how my mom would set out a huge pot of crabs for us to eat, only this time I didn’t cry afterward because no one understood my teen angst or my poems about my depths of despair.

I cried because it was so delicious, like the episode of the Simpsons when Homer raises an 8-pound lobster as his pet and then eats him, crying while devouring his friend, Pinchy. If I had known the name of my crab friend, I would have done the same thing but it’s hard to cry and stuff my mouth at the same time. First-world problems!

nathan more interested in the camera than the DELICIOUSNESS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GLASS

Nathan loved the lobster tank but didn’t understand why I wouldn’t let him swim with these underwater creatures. Maybe because I just wanted to have one seafood dinner and not have to pay for $2,600 worth of lobster because my son wanted to make new animal friends.

And this is why I loved my birthday so much. I was very fortunate to dine with these two fine lads.

ice cream negotiation from mona on Vimeo.

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  1. Your lads are funny.

  2. That was cute.
    I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday.

  3. I always want to set the lobsters free when I see them in a tank like that. I’ve also never tried because of it. My husband says it’s yummy, though. Lobster killer.

  4. OMG! That was so stinkin cute!!! I am glad you had a good birthday!

  5. Yay! I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday and that video was too cute.

  6. Is it very sad that I knew you went to Red Lobster before reading your entry just from the picture. I did work there for 1.5 years, but still….

  7. mymaganda says:

    Happy birthday from one Chamorrita to another!

  8. Wait, you live in SEATTLE and you went to Red Lobster for dinner?? Oh dear. I’m glad it was good though, and Happy Birthday!

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