it's hard to believe that just one week ago, the weather was a nasty pit of wet disgustingness. especially considering how extremely gorgeous it was today. in fact, i'd go as far as to say that today was hot. at least it was in dolores park, in the sun, where we were gathered for julie's birthday. snagging a picnic table at the park is always an interesting feat. if you didn't reserve one ahead of time (the way burger always does), then the only tables left are in the sun. but if you get there early enough to get one, you can get one. so you have to decide, table in the sun, or blankets in the shade. we opted to take advantage of the awesome weather and went tables in the sun.
one of the main reasons julie wanted to have her party in the park was so that she could have a pinata party. while she and i were hanging the pinata, i accidentally smacked her in the head. it was like a bad three stooges sketch. two bumbling fools and a pinata. to make up for it, i let her get one good smack in.
happy birthday julie!
ps. after all that sun and champagne, i am in desparate need of a nap. once done with the nap, samshrew and chris are treating randall to a sizzler dinner. i'm not 100% sure why, but apparently they owe him two sizzler dinners from a couple of years ago and are finally making good on one of them.
This ghetto faux Pikachu pinata has been in the family for over seven years. I originally bought it for Randall for some reason we can no longer remember. We were going to fill it with candy and have a party, but somehow that didn't happen, and we decided to save it. Then we were going to use it for his 30th birthday party, only we forgot about it when the time finally came. Soon after that it was exiled to the garage where it sat and waited. Then we moved, rediscovered it and decided to use it on my 30th birthday. But between the food, god and guns (I had a faux-Republican party), there wasn't room for a pinata full of candy.
Then we thought maybe we'd break it open at our wedding post-party -- only that didn't happen. So we decided we'd save it for our first anniversary. Unfortunately in all this waiting some creatures found it and had their own pinata party. Little bits of pikachu were strewn all around the back storage part of the garage/basement. We thought we'd keep him anyway, I mean he was just a little beaten up. But you know what? After all this time, I don't think I could handle beating the crap out of him, candy or not. So tonight we said our goodbyes and pika moved into the compost.