Monday, September 3, 2012

celebrating a big day

Leah had always wanted to go to Upright Citizens.
Her big day, a pretty significant birthday, arrived.
We'd narrowed our dinner options to Mexican. The final decision was upscale or hole-in-the-wall.
We went upscale and it was a delicious decision.
Some of the best quesadillas and margaritas you ever did taste.
We talked best birthday memories and most lame gifts... Justin is a master question asker.
She thought the evening was over and thanked us for her celebration.
But we had other plans.
A short cab ride later, we arrived for an hour of hilarious comedy.
Leah's jaw dropped when she heard Justin tell the cabbie where we were going.
I won't ever forget the look on her face... pure shock and awe.
I love a good celebration.
It doesn't have to be a grand affair to say, You are valued and worthwhile and celebrated.
I think the point is just to say it.
To make sure the people in your life know that you are made better by them, and that without them, life would be a little less full.
Lucky for Leah, her cake had three candles.


You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake.
It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.'
Jerry Seinfeld


  1. Looks so fun Molly. What a sweet friend you are! p.s. love that Jerry.

  2. Ooh..that cake...and quesadillas...y'all are such good friends to your and Justin.

  3. molly, i'm diggin' that gray and yellow number you've got on. and that cake.

  4. You're such a sweet friend. I love the first picture and your "cheers" shot. You look beautiful.

  5. oh gosh what fun! i still need to get to ucb. you are such a great friend - myself and leah are lucky to have you.

  6. what a great way to honor a cherished friend!


good communication is as stimulating as black coffee,

and just as hard to sleep after.

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