Thursday, August 16, 2007
The middle of August brings about my daughter's b-day (as well as DeNiro, Davy Crockett, Donnie Walberg, Marcus Garvey, Julien Escude, Thierry Henry, and William Gallas). The last 3 on that list are all current French soccer stars, & Davy Crockett was a childhood hero of mine (mainly because of the Disney films w/ Fess Parker), so the fact that she shares a b-day w/ all of these people is pretty strange. Donnie Walberg, on the other hand, was a member of NKOTB, my sister's favorite singing group of all time. Oddly, her b-day was yesterday (as were the b-days of Ben Affleck, Debra messing, Ethel Barrymore & Napoleon). Finally, today, being the day between their b-days has become known in my family "Link Day;" it's also the b-day celebrities as diverse as Madonna, Kareem, Julie Newmar, & Everlast.Well, in traditional celebration of Link Day, we're going to Izakaya Sanpei in Canton tonight. It will also be a nice farewell to Elizabeth & Dan as they are moving to Japan this month to teach English. If you've never been there, I would highly recommend checking it out. It's a great Japanese place... not your run-of-the-mill steak house or sushi bar, but a full-on, authentic restaurant.Not to be out done by the festivities tonight though, Solstice is having her first sleep-over party next week. With 7 or 8 of her friends running around all night, it's been dubbed by Stacey as "Gigglefest," & I'm a bit worried that I may have gotten in over my head. She & her friends seem to be looking foreword to it, but she keeps claiming that at sleepovers, everyone has to stay up all night. I certainly hope that doesn't end up being the case, but I guess we'll see.