Pictures from my birthday party last Saturday night are finally up! We started at Sleep Out Louie’s, where the Nuh-Uh Girl had a cake waiting for me and Pam & Terry sang me a birthday song.
Then we moved on to EP’s Delta Kitchen and Bar (formerly Elvis Presley’s Memphis, at Beale and Second) for dinner. We had a private second-floor room overlooking the stage. Here’s a pic of all of us at EP’s.
And, of course, I can’t do an EP’s post without pictures of the awesome FOOD! Other than mine, I wasn’t able to identify the dishes below… if anyone can help me put names to these, shoot me an e-mail.
Here’s a pic of chef Michael Patrick, who cooked all this excellent food, with my neighbor Carmel who has become something of a downtown celebrity thanks to my blog.
I’m sure Carmel would have worn a tube top in honor of my birthday, but she had a wedding to go to earlier in the evening. She wore a tube top to my Flying Saucer plate party back in January though… perhaps we can convince her to wear a tube top again the next time someone else in our group has a plate party.
Here’s a pic of the cake the pastry chef at EP’s made for me. I wish I had taken pics of the inside too – raspberries and blueberries cooked into a white cake.
And, of course, my birthday wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t get to see my waitresses, so we ended the evening at the Flying Saucer. Looks like we had all had a few beers by the time this one was taken.
Complete photo album (92 pictures) is online here. This time I used a different method to create my photo album: I downloaded Picasa, a free program from Google that edits and organizes photos. Picasa also provides storage space for you to upload photo albums to the Web. They only provide 250 MB of free storage (enough for about 9 albums of this size) so in the future I’ll probably go back to using my own server space for photo albums and save the Picasa space for special occasions. Anyway, Picasa is a really neat program and has a very sophisticated interface for editing and storing photos; if you have a digicam and take a lot of pics, you should check it out.
Thanks again to Michael Patrick and EP’s, Mikey, Chad, the Nuh-Uh Girl, and all my friends who made my birthday so special. It couldn’t possibly have been any better.