What a day! We all had so much fun going out and celebrating Stuart's 31st birthday. With his traditional birthday mustache, Stuart was looking mighty like a circus showman---he even used some of our mushroom plugging wax to twist the ends---high stylin' and profilin'. We went to the always delicious Crook's corner for dinner. Shrimp and grits for me and Stuart, Erin had the cheese pork, and Ransom had the gumbo. And of course the jalepeno hushpuppies for an appetizer. SO FREAKING GOOD.
This b-day card from Erin merited some laughs from all of us, especially since it looks like the chubby baby Stuart. The inside reads "Oh Poop, another birthday." Crook's has a great art exhibit up of all these basketball rims in very different and unique places---they're all really really good shots as you can see from the one behind Erin and Ransom. And I wasn't going to bring up b-ball with the very sad UNC loss---but as I can blame it on Roy's lack of defensive strategy, blatant lack, it's all okay. ITS ALL GOING TO BE OKAY. I guess Stuart needed a good b-day present. After Crook's we wandered down to the wine bar and stayed there for way too much wine. I haven't been out that late maybe since our wedding. Prematurely an old fart, you say? Yes, it's true, but the late night was well worth the lack of sleep and hangover. Happy birthday Stuart!!!!