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Happy Birthday to Me

In lieu of the witty posting about some aspect of Mexican life that you were expecting to find here, I will instead take this opportunity to post a self-aggrandizing Happy Birthday to Me announcement for this Tuesday November 25th. I am excited as John is taking me to Pujol tonite, some trendy restaurant here in Polanco that is reputed to have an “…individualistic and insightful approach to Mexican cuisine.” (thanks, OpenTable)

Anticipation is high, as one of the common items on their tasting menu is chapulines, better known to many as the common grasshopper. As per my last posting, I have generally shied away from the wonderful world of insects thus far here in Mexico, but perhaps that will all change tonite??

Anyway, my head is currently swimming with too much macroeconomics-related info from my MBA class homework, so instead of words I will try to entertain with randomly selected photos of the birthday girl herself.

 

Lovely ladies at the Marine Ball

Lovely ladies at the 2008 Marine Ball!

Me with a gun-toting mariachi at my friend Carolina's birthday festivities!

Me with a gun-toting mariachi at my friend Carolina's birthday festivities!

Me in the Zocalo on Dia de los Muertos with some sort of wild skeletor-altar

Me in the Zocalo on Dia de los Muertos with some sort of wild skeletor-altar

Why buy a fancy moustache when you can accomplish virtually the same effect with your own hair?

Why buy a fancy moustache when you can accomplish virtually the same effect with your own hair?

Note to self: sometimes your neighbors get displeased when the bulk of your house party ends up outside your house & in front of theirs...

Note to self: sometimes your neighbors get displeased when the bulk of your house party ends up outside your house & in front of theirs...

After this photo, Bertie & I took these guys aside for an intervention from the E! Fashion Emergency team.

After this photo, Bertie & I took these guys aside for an intervention from the E! Fashion Emergency team.

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3 Comments on “Happy Birthday to Me”

  1. #1 Mom & Dad
    on Nov 25th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Happy Birthday, Princess!!! We are sad you’re not here to celebrate, but glad you’re going to have a fun evening. Take a few pictures (especially of the grasshoppers) so we can live vicariously as we spend the evening vacuuming the house and cleaning to prepare for Thanksgiving. Can’t wait to see you both at Christmas! The lingonberries are purchased and the potato bologna is in the freezer. Can the ostkaka be far behind? It doesn’t get any better than that (I’m sorry to say). Love, Mom & Dad

  2. #2 Kim
    on Nov 26th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Jules – Happy Day After Your Birthday!!! Sorry I didn’t call today – turns out it is hard to make cheesecake when one leaves their only springform pan at their sister’s house. Had to make emergency trip to Sur la Table as ingredients were already out and ready to go. Anyway, hope you had a great dinner. Happy Thanksgiving. Will call you this week. Love, Kim

  3. #3 Penny
    on Dec 16th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Birthday girl, Did you spring for the chapulines? I could never quite bring myself to do this. P