Thursday, April 8, 2010

Snooty Daughter's Birthday Brunch.... With A Surprise Gift

On Saturday SD called me when she got up and ready to take on the world for her birthday, which meant I could take it easy, enjoying the lovely view (not) and dress at a leisurely pace. Actually, although my view was non-existent, this was a lovely little hotel in Beverly Hills and I was very happy there. 
 
When she came to get me we drove around for a few minutes and she spotted a place that she said she'd been to with everyone that came to visit. I should have known she had ulterior motives, the little scamp.

So, we continued in to the Saddle Ranch Chop House located on Sunset Boulevard.


It was a glorious Spring day so we were seated outside. We immediately ordered Mimosas, which were delicious, by the way. After the second Mimosa we ordered brunch. I had the Eggs Benedict and SD had an omelet. 


SD then ordered some fruity little shots for us, casually mentioning that they had a mechanical bull inside and I should try riding it. I asked SD if that was what she really wanted... to see her dignified crazy mother Ride Dee Bull on the anniversary of her birth. With an evil grin, she replied "Absolutely!"


Several Many more Mimosas later I was ready to ride, when the bartender sent us these delicious drinks with heaven knows what in them, but they went down like whipped cream from a can. The time had come so I paid my money, donned a hat, signed a release form (gawd, what was I thinking?), and strode out (more like wobbled) to mount The Bull. Funny how liquor always make you think you can do things you probably shouldn't and thankfully, keeps you loose enough to avoid injuries sometimes. This was one of those times. I'm just grateful that I'll never have to see any of those people again...
 



So, here it is folks. A story told in pictures. I was once again successful at embarrassing myself while making people laugh. I seem to be getting more proficient as I go along, don't you think? At least this time I didn't have anything knocked out of socket or any bleeding. That's what I call progress.




AND... I didn't get thrown off The Bull, although I came close a couple of times. There were a lot of people screaming, whooping and hollering. Oh, and laughing. My own laughter was making me weak because I couldn't stop it.


SD also took a short video with my camera and I'd show it to you if I could figure out how to upload it or whatever from camera. Remember, I'm tech challenged.


So, once we'd had our fun we left for SD's apartment where we grabbed her roommate MC and went to lay by the pool at the hotel. Unfortunately, the pool was closed due to pool renovations but after promising we wouldn't dive into an empty pool, the management allowed us to go up and sunbathe It was too cool to swim anyway, but their rooftop pool is to die for. Soon it was time for all of us to start getting ready for the Birthday Girl's dinner and party with friends.


Three of her BFF's came to dinner with us at a little place called Cobras & Matadors on Beverly Drive that served divine Spanish style Tapas plates that we all shared. It's a great little spot for really authentic Spanish cuisine. However, don't ask me why I didn't take a picture of the girls or the food.


Next, we headed down the street to a place called The Hudson where SD was meeting a group of friends for further birthday celebration. I was the only one there over 30 but managed to have fun just the same. I think SD's roomie took these pictures of us outside The Hudson. It's all a bit fuzzy now, but I think SD had a pretty fun birthday. I think I fell into bed at around 1:30 AM.


To Be Continued.....

13 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

You are such a great sport!
I am so impressed you got on the bull!

The Incredible Woody said...

I just love you! I would so be up on that bull too:)

Mental P Mama said...

I am literally laughing out loud. I want to come on the next trip!

Tammy said...

Snooty, you are a party animal! It looks like so much fun.

Daryl said...

YEA! I am so proud of you for having such a great sense of humor and being such a amazingly good sport... and SD's male BFFs are adorable.

Staci said...

You are livin' my dream life! Can't wait for the next installment.....

Snooty Primadona said...

SP: There really is no excuse for stupidity & immaturity.

Woody: Thank gawd I know someone who can relate to my spirit!

MPM: I just found out I have another free round trip flight on SW, so I'm thinking of heading east. Your thoughts?

Tammy: I think you would have been way more fun in the same situation!

Daryl: I was drunk enough to sink the Titanic all over again.... Not attractive. Ever.

Staci: We so need to get together sometime soon. I have a feeling you'd be a blast too.

Heather said...

Oh Snooty, you must buy a Flip video. It's SO easy to use and then we can both embarrass ourselves with our antics in live video—and hopefully make a few laugh too.

If ever in Ohio...the golf course is calling us and my Flip awaits!

What a wonderful b'day for SD!

Beth Dunn said...

Looks like so much fun!
xoxo
SC

Sjn said...

that last photo of you and the guys, crooked glasses and all, is priceless!

Snooty Primadona said...

SJN: SD loves that picture!

North of 25A said...

I am actaully laughing out loud! How wonderful that you had so much fun with your daughter & her friends.

The wife said...

Snooty, you get Mother of the Year!! Bull riding while intoxicated sounds so much like something I would do...much to the Hubby's dismay, as I have a tendency to get hurt during my antics!

 

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