What a fantastic birthday dinner and party! Lauria cooked three different kinds of quiche for my birthday, from full-fat traditional quiche to a crustless non-fat healthy version, with a low-fat alternative quiche in the middle. Unfortunately, I did not get pictures before we consumed them! I tried each one, and they were all great. We did kick around the idea of chopped jalapeños in the non-fat version next time.
The cake was great, a chocolate Ramone's Vellutini overdose. It was so perfect to just use my @GregGehr on the cake too! (1st and 2nd pic)
We were drinking a very pleasant California white wine, out of @Lauria's new pre-chilled Fire and Light wine goblets, very nice (third pic).
My presents were like mana from geek heaven. I got the first two seasons of The Big Bang Theory, a bottle of some of the finest Nagori Sake, a R Crumb Blues calendar, tickets for an evening of Zappa plays Zappa with my daughter, and a coupon for an evening of babysitting that is worth it's weight in gold several times over. (4th pic)
We realized that every person at the party had an active twitter account. However, we had no time to actually tweet during the party, we were too busy with Mario Kart and Katamari Forever on the big screen. Still, I liked Joe's t-shirt, it was so appropriate (5th pic).
Thanks to @Lauria and @JoeEphemeral for the wonderful evening, and to @vurayav and @ifipaan for helping me have a great birthday!