My Dad's Birthday x Three
My dad likes to celebrate his birthday for more than a day. That's the way it's always been. So, it only made sense for me to go back to my hometown and stay for a couple days and hang out. Especially since Harry Potter 6 was opening the following day, thus I had to see it with my sister. Can't really break tradition. On the first day, we all (including the husband, and my sis' new boy-Kenny) met up at this little Indian place in Pasadena. We walked around Paseo a little bit and saw Public Enemies with the gorgeous Johnny Depp. I liked the movie enough, but it wasn't the greatest. Then, it was off on an excursion to Target where my sister had to buy reading material for our day-long journey to see HP6 (more on that later).
I said goodbye to my love, because he had to work, but the next day was my dad's actual birthday. We celebrated by going to my Dad's favorite restaurant, Raffi's in Glendale. Seriously the best mediterrenean food you could possible hope for. So delish. It's too bad they raised their prices though...don't they know we're in the middle of a recession!? Sheesh. After that we walked around the Americana for a bit, rode the trolley, acted like tourists. It was fun times. Biggest downfall of the day though...not getting this beautiful purple jacket at BCBG. It was on sale for $60. And I didn't get it. And now, I completely regret that decision. Oh well.
And on the 3rd day, God released Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I had been waiting for this movie for quite awhile. It's been exactly two years since my best friend Sashell and I stood out in the blazing hot sun, amidst a sea of people in Hollywood waiting to catch a glimpse of Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe. And now the 6th installment is finally here. I arrived at 3pm, thinking I would be one of the 1st people there. I guess I've been off my game, because the line was already past the halfway point. I was beyond shocked, and when my sister showed up-she was furious. All in all, I waited a whopping 9 hours just to see the film-with 3 air breaks. It was pure madness, but well worth the wait. The film was exactly how I pictured it to be. And has easily surpassed The Prisoner of Azkaban as my favorite of the bunch. I'm seeing it with Geo again soon, because let's face it-I just can't get enough.
On me (1): Tie-Dye Tunic-F21/Leggings-Target/Belt-Macy's/Shoes-F21/Bag-MarcEcko
(2): Jeans-DKNY/Top-H&M/Sandals-UO/Bag-Nine West
On Victoria (1): Flannel Dress-Urban Renewal/Belt-Vintage/Bag-Dooney&Bourke/Sandals-Kenneth Cole