Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween Birthday

Halloween Jack-o-Lantern

It doesn't get much better than having your birthday on Halloween. And that's exactly when Mike's birthday is - Halloween. Lucky devil!

This year with Halloween on a Monday, the celebrating was all weekend long. Starting Saturday with celebratory raman noodles, shinkansen drink specials (shot of Japanese vodka, shot of sake, and a shot of Kirin beer; done one right after the other), Japanese beers and the biggest cream puffs we have ever eaten. We then partied down and danced the night away to all our favorite Talking Heads songs.

Shinkansen Drink

Orion Beer

Sunday was family dinner with requested birthday meal of Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa and a pie.

Nem Nuong and Chived Shrimp

Apples and Pickled Items

Mike & His Nem Nuong Roll

Mike & His Birthday Pie

On Halloween we celebrated in a cemetery discovering the historical figures of Portland and their Untimely Departures. Then off for stiff mixed drinks at a favorite bar before ending the night with cognac toasts. A great Birthday/Halloween weekend! So much so we're including our travel video "Tuk Tuk Ride to Nowhere in Bangkok, Thailand" to keep the party going.

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