My 42nd birthday

So today is my birthday and like I do every year, took the day off work. I received plenty of text messages and Facebook posts, wishing me a Happy Birthday, which is always very nice.

I didn’t have much of a game plan for my birthday. I wanted to go to the Spa, but didn’t have time, since I was supposed to meet Shellie at Disney’s California Adventure (DCA) at 12:30. We ended up pushing it back closer to 2:00, as she was running late. To kill time, I made a stop at Eden’s Cafe for a Lavender Boba and popcorn chicken.

Lavender Boba with Popcorn Chicken

Comfy couches at Eden Cafe

I eventually made it to Disney, and parked at the Toy Story lot off Katella and Convention Way. Before meeting up with Shellie, I stopped at City Hall for my Birthday button.


The annual passholder preview was held where the old Millionaire Show used to be, and was mainly there for the pre purchasing of merchandise for the new Cars Land, and a peek of the merchandise for the Mad T Party, the dance party which is replacing the current ElecTRONica.

Drinkware for the Mad T Party (love the tea cup!)

There were a lot of cute things at the preview, but I just bought the limited edition pins, which looked like the posters of the t-shirts.

The t-shirts seemed to be exclusive to just the preview, and had special grand opening verbage printed on the sleeves. The pins were limited to edition size 1000, and were the poster version of the t-shirts.

Limited Edition 1000 pins

 Other merchandise for Cars Land
The costumes for the Cars Land cast members

The birthday ended at Knott’s Chicken Restaurant, having dinner with Karen, Jack and Alice. While having dinner, I couldn’t help but remember my time with Martin.  Our first date was at Knott’s.  He bought my first lunch at Knott’s, and we had our wedding reception at Knott’s.  There’s a lot of memories attached to this restaurant, and to the meal.  It was a bittersweet dinner, having it with my closest friends, but without my former best friend.

Comfort food that brings back memories