Monday, July 30, 2007

Bday in pics

They did the gay pride parade on my birthday yesterday. So of course we went to join the festivities. But not before making a tour of the botanical gardens where we saw oodles of flowers, including this new flowering anus plant.


Then off to watch the parade, I insisted on ice cream. It was rocky road, which is called Delice Royale up here.


The parade was as in years past - colorful, energetic and replete with men wearing dresses or just underwear.


Once the parade had ended, we joined the masses in the village and made our way to Sky. The beer was quite refreshing, the mass of humans claustrophobic.


We strolled around for a couple hours people watching and sipped on a Red Bull. (Caffeine soda.)


I wanted to get away. Four hours of ogling was my limit. Poor Serge who wanted to stay, reluctantly followed me home where we enjoyed a (tranquil yay!) martini on our patio.



Then we walked to an Italian place we've been wanting to try near our house. We had what's pictured below with carpaccio and veal marsala. It was divine.


Here's a (lame) vid of me opening my present from spouse in the morning.

31 comments:

dan said...

Allo baby !

I'll give you my present friday. I'm going to Rivière du loup at 10h today.

Pouetpouet !

CoffeeDog said...

Blood pressure monitor. That is the ONE area of health I have no probs with. However I do pop a lipitor every day, so yeah, we're getting old!

Ed said...

Torn you look like you've lost wieght. So slim and trim. The Vid was fun to watch. I thought it was a can opener then a dvd player then a make-up mirror. The Blood Pressure tester is more practical. Serge did a great job of wrapping the gift.

Snooze said...

They threw a parade in your honour! How fitting. It looks like it was a great day.

Timmy said...

awesome! Bappy Hirthday!

bardelf said...

Bon fete!

Kevin said...

Happy belated! Looks like you had a great time!

Chartruse said...

Happy Birthday! You're still a hotty.

Patricia said...

seriously? a blood pressure monitor? that you picked out for yourself? when you could've picked out anything in the world other than a blood presure monitor? you're killin me here.

Jason said...

I'm with you, 4 hours of Pride is plenty. I'm so over Pride. Dinner looks amazing.

Cooper said...

Happy 42 magical years, Torn! The tomato-cheese-herby thing looks fantastic. Red Bull sometimes gets me through my day.

Lemuel said...

The BP monitor was interesting. I hope it is precautionary and not necessary. It does look like you had a great celebration!

Polt said...

Tell Serge I ooh-ed and aah-ed appropriately over the wrapping!

Blood pressure monitor? boy, you KNOW you're old when you get a blood pressue monitor. AND you were there when it was picked out! :)

And at the end, that fan, my GOD, it looks lethal to tall people!!!

I'd love to have a gay pride parade on MY birthday...but it's at the end of November....

hope your birthday was just GRAND!

HUGS...

Chunks said...

Is it just me or does the flowering anus look oddly similar to the veal marsala? Call me crazy...

A BP monitor?!

Devo said...

Happy Birthday Torn! That is an interesting choice of gift for yourself. I hope it doesn't mean anything more than that you are incredibly anal about your health. Chunks is right, the anus plant and the dinner look a lot alike-hmmm. Four hours of ogling was enough for you?? Sheesh. I should go with Serge next time. ;)

Dantallion said...

Happy belated, Wordo! Looks like it was a successful day! Cheers!

Maurice said...

You two are so cute! :) Anyway, happy belated birthday, Torn. Must be nice to have a parade organized in honour of your birthday... Ahum!

dirk.mancuso said...

Happy Birthday!

Normlr said...

Happy Birthday! Pride in Montreal is so much more civilized than in Toronto where we're all crammed into beer tents.

TJ said...

Happy belated B-day! Here's to many more.

Scottsdale Girl said...

Ice Cream and then Beer is making me a little queasy, then you topped it off with a MARTINI!
You rawk Torn.

Crazy Me said...

Mmmmmm ... martini

Spider said...

Happy happy birthday - dinner looks like it was wonderful!

Thom said...

Bon anniversaire!

And blood pressure monitors are fun!

Lewis said...

Did you get a birthday spanking at Pride? Sounds like a great way to spend your 21st. Happy days.

dawn said...

Drinking, eating and naked men. There are worse ways to spend a day. But probably not many better ones.

Happy Birthday!!

David said...

As always, HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY!!

It looks like you attempted to fit that entire cone in your mouth in one bite.

My birthday is in October. Might you send me the hottie with the water bottle? I'd like to unwrap him.

Glad you had a great day. Many systolic and diastolic returns.

Doug said...

Belated Happy Birthday! I looks like you had a blast!

Superdrewby said...

happy late birthday!

madamerouge said...

happy belated birthday

that martini looks delicious

Tamara said...

Your b-day is July 30th???

Mine too! I bet you had a much much better day than I did... I'll try to compensate that with next year (in Montreal I hope).

BTW, also gay here.

Kisses and hugs.