Monday, May 19, 2008

Celebrating our birthdays with friends

Luiz's birthday is May 16th and mine is May 17th. Always a good excuse for a big party. This year was no exception.

We are part of a super-nice group of friends that extends out in several directions. We called them all together for the party. Lot's of folks could not make it, but we had a good 30 people or so.

Hawaiian theme, Brazilian BBQ. I'm not kidding when I tell you that guests started arriving at 11:30 a.m. and we kissed the cheeks of our last guests goodbye after 2:00 a.m. While the grill got off to a late start (our hired churrasceiro/BBQ guy was a no-show) we finally put meat on the grill at about 1:30 p.m. and the guys present took shifts at the BBQ until well after midnight; chicken, sausage, pork, liver, chicken hearts, chunks of beef I have no idea what they were, and even some Southern-style ribs. And the beer... LOL! The Brazilians reading may not be suprised, but the rest of you should sit down. We drank 192 ice-cold 600 ml bottles of beer. That would be just over 243 pints of beer. (And no - the kids present were not drinking beer.) Plus a couple liters of cachaça made into crowd-pleasing caipirinhas.

Man - what a marathon celebration. Good people. Good times. Terrific.


Miss Phae said...

Dearest Jim and Luiz, A belated Happy Birthday to you both, filled with loads of Peace, Light and LOVE!!

The B-Day soiree' looked fabulous! And right up my alley,, lots of yummy food, good friends to share it all with,,, and of course,, Cocktails!! Yeah Baby!!

You are in my thoughts and prayers each and every day,,miss you madly!

I am on my annual AIDS WALK SF sponsor ship drive and have already raised over $1000.00,, am shooting for $2 grand this year,, Get me a "special Crown" this year,, LOL!! You know how I can get the nickel and dime folks to chip in,, must start thinking LARGE next year,,when I can figiure out how to set up a Web page,, didn't have the gumption this year, tooo much family drama,, that's another story for another time.

Big Ol Smooches to you both!

Love you and Miss You!!

Miss Phae

ppereira said...

Ai como eu queria ter estado nessa festa!!!!

jasmiktadj said...

Dear Jim and Luiz; Looks like you had a great party, good food and supportive friends. Do I miss Luiz's mother in the picture or she was not there? Best Regards to all of you.