i celebrated my 32nd birthday last night. friends turned up in costume. shaving cream substituted for party streamers. heavy rain provided much joy for those who decided to poke at the pockets of water that had pooled on our tarp. an absinthe show down started the beginning of the end. sera easily proved she could out drink the boys. omar and i switched costumes. gamers were found tucked away upstairs playing halo and fight night. don milvio unsuccessfully tried to get omar to sit in my hot shorts without his boxers and my running tights, collecting money from everyone who wanted to see the spectacle. djs took turns on the decks. peeps shooked their booty. friends grabbed for party favors walking away with portable ashtrays, watches, baseball caps and clocks (things i had not brought to the salvation army yet). we made an important announcement (to be shared later) to important people in our lives. sona and marz, words cannot thank you properly for all that you did to make last night, so best. everyone who came, gracias for the company and cadeaux. i love you.