April 17th, 2004

fishy wishy

Birthday Post

Yup, its my birthday!

Recent years have dulled me to birthdays quite a bit, and this year is no-exception, but I got some thoughtful presents, so thats nice - thanks miriammiriam!).

Most of my presents were from my family, and they all had a sports theme. This is because my parents bought me gym membership.. so cool! :) I plan to use it, no waste it.

However, just after that came the "so.. what would you like for your birthday dinner?" question.

Oh crap. Food.

The reason I never, ever, cook for my family is because they are all bloody wierdos. My dad hates any pasta, my mum is the same with fish, my sister hates anything with any kind of spices in (not hot, including for flavour). This pretty much covers everything I like.

So the conversation went something like this:

"Ummm.... Mexican?"
"ok.. we could buy some food and cook it here!"
"Sounds cool to me."
"ick, its spicy, I don't like spicy"
"Er.... ok.." *sigh* "Thai?"
"That's all fish!"
"Fish, its all fish."
"No its not, most of it isn't in fact."
"Well... I don't like fish."
*gives up*
"Dad hates pasta, and Presso sucks." (the local good italian, who's waiting time is glacial).
"Hmm k... er..."
"Havester?" ( a chain of nice enough pub/resturant places, not exactly my choice tho).
"Eh... could do, but I'm not jumping at it."
*sister suggests a GREAT idea*
"Tapas bar?"
"great plan. sounds good!"
"nooo I don't want to leave brentwood"

So we ended up on Harvester, which.. you know.. is ... ok. But really would have been my last choice. In fact it wasn't my choice AT ALL, but my family decided it was a good thing, without listening to me really. I actually was really up for mexican, I like mexican, I miss mexican.

But noooo *sigh* that would require some form of co-operation or adventure from my family. Bloody boring ppl that they are.

happy birthday to me... happy birthday to me...