Cinco de Mayo! And... my birthday! (Many thanks to Jill for the superb title idea!)
For my birthday, I wanted mexican food. I mean, really, REALLY wanted mexican food. But you can't get mexican food in Aberdeen. Not the good kind, anyway. You can get fajitas that taste like barbeque, and guacamole in a jar, and refills on chips and salsa only if you beg... but that's not quite the same. So my friend Carrie offered to host my birthday get-together and cook some homemade mexican food! Woo-hoo! In return, I was bringing the mixings for margaritas... from scratch. You also can't get the mix here. Oh well. It was going to be delish!
Sadly, on the day, Carrie was sick. I was bummed. Poor Carrie! Poor me! ;) But she sent my delicious homemade chocolate birthday cake into town with Scot, and Liz and I picked it up at Starbucks. Then Liz, Paige, RitaBekah and I met up at my flat to celebrate instead. We opted to order in, and got chinese (right, girls? Am I remembering that right?) from a place pretty close by. It took more than an hour to arrive. Not cool, people. And then, even though we'd all ordered mild dishes, they were killer spicy. Again, not cool. *sigh* But the cake? Wonderful. With a nice chili kick (not as spicy as the chinese food, though), and homemade whipped cream on top. Bonus!
And the margaritas? Oh, yum. I have never made them from scratch before, but oooohhhh, boy, were they good! At least I thought so. And really, I'm the one who matters. At least on my birthday.
So what do you get when you add theologians and tequila? Lots of laughs. It was great. I got gifts, too-- chocolate and gift cards and photo books and reading books and all kinds of goodies. Plus, I got to celebrate with some of my great friends in Aberdeen. All in all, a very good day.