Uh, no, but on this blog it is…
[Two weeks later and I'm going out strong...]
Dinner And A Show
So being a lover of the arts, going to a Broadway (or in this case a Broadhurst) show was an absolute must. Not just any show, of course, but one in particular named A Streetcar Named Desire from Tennessee Williams. I was already familiar with the book and had watched the 1950′s film adaptation, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. By the way, if you haven’t seen it yet, I urge you to Netflix or Google it and watch it on your free time. Truly an epic film. That’s all I’m saying.
Now when I heard Blair Underwood would be playing one of the main characters, my interest was highly piqued and quite frankly, I was prepared to go see the production by my damn self. But that wasn’t the case since that day became a great female bonding time with my great loves, my big sis and my niece.
Besides Blair Underwood being as handsome without having to recite any lines at all, this man’s commitment to the role as Stanley had me sucked in from the start. Seriously, he basically owned that shit; but so did Nicole Ari Parker, as she was just as convincing in her role as Blanche. Her role was HEAVY and she commanded it too.
After the show we had dinner at Ruby Tuesdays and told funny true life stories. I live for those.
Let me end this part of the post by saying how delish Ruby Tuesday’s food was! I had no idea the food was so tasty (as least what I had) AND the customary garlic cheesy breads were to die for! If you ever try it out, I recommend ordering what I ate – the Salmon Florentine (which was grilled, topped with spinach and artichoke sauce and finished with grated Parmesan). Mmm, sounds good, don’t it?
I’m cursing myself right now for not having ANY photos of the food. I really thought I snapped pictures. Smh. I do remember starving like a bear that day, so that might have contributed to the lack of food pics. Damn, now my mouth is watering from reminiscing about that food!
Okay enough with my feeble attempts of “rave reviews”. Let’s move on to the actual birthday, shall we?
Birthday Suit, Birthday Dinner
Dinner at Tao Restaurant was superb and not only because of the good food, but the company was the chocolate fudge to my sundae. Tao is definitely on my top list of great NY restaurants to dine at. If it’s not apparent by now the relationship I have with food, consider yourself notified.
Below are a mixture of Instagram pics (taken from my android) and from my girl, Vanessa’s iPhone (on the right side of me).
*Disclaimer* I haven’t seen my girl, Jen (on the left, above) in about 5 months! We talk occasionally to make sure each other is still alive – which sometimes equates to at least once a month? Ha, but I’m so not exaggerating though. We been friends for SO LONG that it’s withstand even years apart during the college and medical school era. Our friendship has developed into something quite unique and rare that no matter how far or long, the bond still remains intact. I like to think it’s because of the respect we have for the history in our friendship. We may not know everything that’s going on in each other’s life and we may even feel like we don’t know each other well but the loyalty is still there. Her presence, however sporadic, is and will always be welcomed and appreciated in my life. It’s just that real. (She hates when I get mushy but she’ll get over it lol)
As I get older, birthdays become more significant when I spend it with the people I actually like, respect, love, and or care about. And why shouldn’t it be, right?!
Most of the these items were purchased 6 months to a year ago therefore everything is SOLD OUT. Sorry
(I will add substitutes later at the bottom of this post.)
However, you can check out the websites I purchased all my items at one point in time. Happy shopping!