Sake it to me! The happiest birthday.

Today is my birthday.

Today, I turn 33 years old.

Remember how awesome birthdays were when you were a kid?

Do you really remember the feeling?

Do you remember thinking your birthday was a holiday?

Do you remember thinking that there were no rules that applied to you?

I do.

The older I get (and I know you feel the same way), the less important I know my birthday is in the grand scheme of things.  I don’t really bother to set up birthday parties for myself anymore.  I don’t really care to plant the seed in people’s minds when my birthday comes near.

If you know it’s my birthday, and you wish me a happy one… cool.

If you had no clue, and you treated me the way you always do… cool too.

At the end of this day… my birthday… I’m still the same person I was yesterday (and will be tomorrow).


There is a neat little side effect of the explosion of social media.

Everyone knows when it’s your birthday.  Everyone.

I was very stoked by how many people took time out of their day to send me well wishes on my Facebook wall today.  It took each of them a matter of seconds, but it made my day.  So to all my friends who I have not yet thanked directly, you will be hearing from me soon.  I love you all.

As a birthday treat, Kara took me over to my favorite sushi restaurant (CreAsian).  Here are a few highlights from tonight…

Hot miso soup and cold Yaegaki Sake.

The Yaegaki Sake was served slightly chilled. The color was clear as the dickens. The wine was full-bodied with that caramel flavor that drives me bananas.

Kara and I shared some dope Sashimi Tacos. Sweet. Sour. Umami. Oh mommy!

As far as birthday meals go, this was the happiest.

If only I had something to eat for dessert…

Good thing I'm a teacher... I was hearing "Happy birthday Mr. Solomon!" all day long. Kool-Aid and Reese's make the perfect nighttime snack.

Stay Rad,



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5 Responses to “Sake it to me! The happiest birthday.”

  1. jeffeckles Says:

    That’s awesome, Jeff. Happy Birthday. Those Sashimi tacos look great. After your Target post I ended up with a frozen pizza for dinner that night, so now I am sure I will be at the sushi bar soon. Which = Rad

  2. jeffeckles Says:

    Great question for this weekend, Jeff. Let me unwrap one really quick to make sure my bearings are set……………………………….. OK, so chocolaty sweetness right up front, then the nuttiness of the peanut butter, and it also kind of dries the mouth out. Right away I think of a tawny port if I want to complement the flavors. But as the flavors linger I really want something to cleanse my palate, so I think I will pop open a Cava.

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