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Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy 30th, Part 2

Back in March, when I celebrated my 30th birthday, a group of my high school friends got together and decided that they would take me to a Phillies game this season. Well, it took until August until we could all find a date that would work for all of us, and tonight was the night.

We couldn't have picked a better night. The weather was perfect, with a gentle breeze and clear skies. The Phillies, despite a sluggish start, easily handled the Los Angeles Dodgers in an 8-1 victory 70s retro night (hence the picture below of me with some drunk folks dressed appropriately for the occasion). Even better, though, was the company. I'm so glad to be close with my friends from way back when. I did want to strangle them, though, for ordering the Phillies birthday package. Putting my name on the scoreboard (above) was one thing, but having some dude come over and lead the group in singing "Happy Birthday" and showering me with confetti that I couldn't get out of my hair was another thing. I suppose if it had been a cute girl singing, I could have handled that!

"Well," said one of my friends, "you only turn 30 once, right?"

After tonight, I beg to differ!

Thanks for a wonderful time, guys! Let's do it again next year...


Sarah said...

I really wish I could've been there!!!

Kathie said...

Sounds like you had a great night!

Krysta said...

Dude, my family did that to me at a Phillies game when I was 10 years old - I wonder if it was the same guy dressed like a magician 20 years later!