Last week my pal Matt turned 35 (such a youngster!), so everyone got together for a big birthday dinner at Buca di Beppo. A few years ago my friends and I went there all the time for party dinners, but I hadn't been there in a really long time, so it was great to eat those huge platters of food again and get loud and rowdy (which is fine in that place)! Kumiko really went all out putting together party activities for us to enjoy, including fake mustaches, a special wig, a quiz about Matt, and even Mad Libs. There was also another surprise for Chris & Eliza - Kumiko entered a photo contest with a picture she took of Dolly, Chris & Eliza's dog, and now it's included in a 2009 calendar on sale in Japan! It was a really fun evening - I would have taken more pictures, but my camera battery only survived the first half of the night!
View photos: Matt's Birthday 2008