Thursday, October 2, 2008

Shirin's "29 Again" Fondue Party


It's hard to say goodbye, especially to something that we know we'll never see again. That's really what we, as 29-year-olds, are now struggling with these days. Yes, yes, I know. For those of you that are older than 30, you must be rolling your eyes and thinking to yourself "Come on, quit crying like a baby and come over to this side of the fence." And for those of you that are still under 30 (ahem, Stevo), please enjoy your 20's. It's an age where we can do a lot of stupid, meaningless but fun things without feeling guilty and irresponsible. That's our right, privilege or excuse for being in our 20's.

Shirin is the first victim of our Class of 2001 to turn 30 and in our state of denial, we celebrated her "29th birthday" again. Jolene and Neil opened up their home to a fun-filled fondue party. We had delicious food, drinks, desserts and lovely music to drown away the sad, but inevitable reality of turning 30.

One of the many fondue pots we had running
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Chicken apple sausage and sourdough bread
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The dessert table (grapes, apples, strawberries, peaches and pound cake)
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The birthday girl trying to eat her shrimp as fast as possible.
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Look at Steve eyeing Sumati's potato
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Sean was working all night =)
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Lots of people came to celebrate Shirin's birthday, including her parents.
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Steve surprised Shirin with 4 tubs of her favorite Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip ice cream. Steve doesn't even like ice cream. Well played Steve, well played.
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4 tubs of Baskin Robbins. Nice!
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Steve was serving the ice cream to Shirin's mom and almost dropped it on her lap.
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Brandon really likes ice cream. He is going to hit me because of this picture.
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The guitars came out and we were treated to beautiful music
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Jolene smiled as she gets ready to sing us a song.
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Jolene strumming her guitar.2008-09-27 Shirin 29 Again Fondue Party-119

Sumati also sang for us.
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Neil, trying to convince us he has super-elastic powers by flicking his hand and making snapping noises as his finger hit his palm.
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In his next act, Neil tried to convince us he can dilate his pupil voluntarily.
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2 comments:

Carol said...

what's up with all these men who DO NOT LIKE ICE CREAM? hmmm? well more for the rest of us, i s'pose. looks like a very fun celebration and HAPPY HAPPY shirin! um, the 30s are great, yes they are...

snoopyjoanne said...

oh good grief you twentysomethings. anyways happy birthday shirin! :) mint chocolate chip ice cream is the BEST!!!

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