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Belated birthday [ Wednesday, 05 Mar 08 | 09:05 ]
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Although my birthday was the previous Tuesday, it wasn’t until the weekend that I actually celebrated it. Ruben arrived Saturday morning bearing gifts. My favorite present was a photo book he had made from pictures we both took during our trip to Praha last September.

Sunday morning I sent Ruben out to get some bread for “French toast”, one of his recent American food discoveries, thanks to yours truly. He was gone longer than expected and when he returned, he didn’t have any bread, although he wasn’t empty handed.

He opened the container and out popped a birthday cake. Well, not really. It was what they call a torta. But adding two candles it became a birthday cake.

Ruben lighting the candles

After lighting the candles, I was already to cut the cake. But Ruben said I had to blow out the candles first.

Ready to cut the cake

So I huffed and I puffed.

Blowing out the candles

And I blew out all two candles with one breath. I forgot to make a wish though. Oh well.

A bit later Ruben went out for bread again and returned with a big loaf of Bimbo, fresco y tierno™.

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[User Picture]From: pauliebearsf
Wednesday, 05 Mar 08 | 08:33 (UTC)

Happy Birthday Wishes!!!!

xoxoxoxoxo
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Thursday, 06 Mar 08 | 06:46 (UTC)

Re: Happy Birthday Wishes!!!!

Thanks Paulie! My birthday was an eventful day what with me becoming a grandpa and all.

Chuck
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Thursday, 06 Mar 08 | 06:55 (UTC)

Re: Que guay!

¡Gracias! Mercès!

Ruben likes to tease me now by calling me "gramps" and abuelito.

Chuck


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[User Picture]From: trulygrateful
Wednesday, 05 Mar 08 | 12:42 (UTC)
(hitting hand on forehead)

I kept thinking there was a comment I wanted to make that I was forgetting!

Happy Birthday, Chuck!

(/hitting hand on forehead)

:)
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Thursday, 06 Mar 08 | 06:55 (UTC)

I kept thinking there was a comment I wanted to make that I was forgetting!

I know the feeling. hehehe

Chuck
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[User Picture]From: fingertrouble
Wednesday, 05 Mar 08 | 17:35 (UTC)
forgot to wish you a happy birthday!

btw I like the pic of you blowing *insert obvious innuendo here* it makes me smile.
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Thursday, 06 Mar 08 | 06:57 (UTC)

I like the pic of you blowing

Thanks!

I had to post that picture for the obvious comment whoring involved.

Chuck
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[User Picture]From: fingertrouble
Thursday, 06 Mar 08 | 11:43 (UTC)

Re: I like the pic of you blowing

..And obvious innunedos from me! :-D
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[User Picture]From: muckefuck
Wednesday, 05 Mar 08 | 18:21 (UTC)
Great blowing technique!

The cake also looks divine. Are those pomegranate seeds? Does this mean the next 63 years in the Underworld before you get to pop up for a visit?
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Thursday, 06 Mar 08 | 06:43 (UTC)

Are those pomegranate seeds?

Ruben said that in the past they used almonds to cover the cover the sides of the torta, but they are too expensive nowadays. Instead they use arroz inflado (puffed rice) coated with chocolate.

Chuck
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From: square_baker
Wednesday, 05 Mar 08 | 19:16 (UTC)
Cool pictures! Belated happy!
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Thursday, 06 Mar 08 | 06:58 (UTC)
Thanks!

Chuck
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[User Picture]From: rockey1
Wednesday, 05 Mar 08 | 23:27 (UTC)

Well obviously!!

You don't appear to be getting older only Better. Happy Birthday. And here I didn't even celebrate mine as they have kind of started to become quite redundant!!!
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Thursday, 06 Mar 08 | 06:45 (UTC)

You don't appear to be getting older only Better.

Thanks! Actually I don't make too much of having birthdays these days. You know what I mean. :-)

Chuck
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From: tkn1114
Sunday, 09 Mar 08 | 00:35 (UTC)

serendipity returns me to this blog in time

to wish you: Feliz Cumpleanos, caliente papi!

Hope the Hemingway life treats you right. Well, judging from that look when you blow, it is.

That's a beautiful cake, and you're a very well-preserved 63!

63 more to come! Yes?

Cheers!
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Sunday, 09 Mar 08 | 07:43 (UTC)

Re: serendipity returns me to this blog in time

¡Muchas gracias!

The Hemingway life? I don't write novels, I just blog a little. And I'm not into bullfighting, although la Guerra Civil between conservative and progressive elements continues to swirl.

I doubt that that I have 63 mores years to come, but at least a few more good ones in store.

Chuck
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