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The Things that Age Well

Friday was Keen’s birthday. He turned a whopping 37 years old! (SO old!) For a quick trip (sans kid), we went overnight to San Francisco, on to Half Moon Bay in the morning, and then home. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it was. It was essentially the Weekend Vacation of Food! Woo hoo!

First we met with friends for lunch and they had this great spread of farmer market and dock-fresh goodies (Black Cod, Albacore, cheese and fruit, yum!). Then we hit the city, did a little shopping, and checked out this wonderful French Bistro where the plates were huge. (We accidentally over-ordered… the bloating wasn’t pretty.) The next morning we went to this legendary brunch at the Ritz-Carlton… a brunch we had always heard about but never gone to, and oh my god did it live up to the hype!  That one is going to be a yearly treat, at least.  Remember that three pounds I lost at Blogher? Yeah, those are back on, plus a few more.

It may sound strange but this was actually a perfect way to celebrate Keen’s birthday weekend (though he insists the trip wasn’t for his birthday). Keen is a classic foodie… he does all the cooking at home (and is damn good at it), he knows more about food than I thought possible from someone who isn’t trained, and I swear he’s learned enough French from cooking shows that he’s one audio cassette lesson from being fluent. (Me? I just really, really, really like to eat.) He is also fantastic at remembering what wines I like (because I don’t know) and answering my questions even if I’ve asked them a million times before. (I know that sounds really lame but I need that brain power for other things.)

We both had a ball. I enjoyed it for the food… but I also really enjoy seeing Keen in his element. Knowing how much he loves it, and knowing he appreciates it on a deeper level than I do, just makes it more of a special occasion.

Wine, cheese, and my guy… what’s better than that?

Here's to you, babe, Happy Birthday!




Lovely. And good for you for getting together as a couple. So many people never take the time for that.


That sounds like a great weekend. I may have to start celebrating Keen's birthday at my house, too.


HB Keen! You rock. Next year do Sonoma! So much great food. Love, Godmother.


Keen sounds so much like my hubby when it comes food! When hubby was out of town last week I lived on frozen food and hot dogs. Not good. Even though the hot dogs were not expired they made me very very sick. Thank god he's back home because I need some real food! Plus, I can never remember which white wine it is that I can drink without getting that horrible jaw pain afterwards. Only hubby knows.

The Phoenix

Nothing says "Happy Birthday" like stuffing your face the entire weekend. That is seriously the absolute best way to celebrate. I'm hungry just reading your post.


Happy Birthday Keen!!! That's one WeirdGirl you're married too...ok bad joke...awkward self-imposed silence...gotta work on my commenting skills

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