This year my Birthday fell on a Friday, which is pretty awesome! Sheena was out of town for a work conference, so I got Layla ready in the morning. It’s hilarious because she’s like a little teenager not wanting to get up to go to school. Eventually I convinced her to wake up (and stay awake), got her cleaned up, fed her, dressed her, and shipped off to school.
My co-workers wanted to take me out to lunch. It’s a common thing done around here and we usually go to a sit down spot and eat together. When they asked me where I’d like to go, I suggested that we order some Chick-fil-a and just eat together in the break room. The
cheap savvy Indian inside of me thought this would be ideal! No need to drop $30 each on lunch and we only have to walk a few steps to start eating!
This birthday was pretty much a regular day. I went to work, got Sheena’s car serviced, did some prep work for Clear Concept Media (a small A/V company I own) and hung out with Sheena and Layla. I had 2 gigs the following day, so it’s nice to do whatever prep work is possible the night before, which meant getting a trailer and loading up the necessary gear.
Saturday was an early start. Since I had everything loaded up from the night before, it was only a matter of getting in the trailblazer and heading out. The first gig was up in Spring, TX (my old stomping grounds). We had Jason Joy and a contractor help us out for that gig. After I dropped off the gear there, I headed to the Westchase Marriott to drop off some gear for Jason Thayil aka DJ Indo. If you don’t already know about him, get to know about him here! He’s the official Arena DJ for the Houston Rockets now! Doing big things! After that drop-off, I was able to head back to the house and chill with the family for a bit. Not long thereafter, I was back on the road to get the gear from the first gig. It was pouring rain, which made it not so fun to drive with an empty trailer, but I survived. Sheena set up an early dinner with some friends to celebrate my birthday, so I was rushing to get back to the south side (luckily it wasn’t raining too hard), unload the trailer back at the warehouse, return the trailer, take a shower and get to the restaurant. Needless to say, I was late for my own party, but luckily, I’ve got cool friends that understand! We grubbed down at Jupiter Pizza and Waffle in Sugar land Town Square. Awesome food! After dinner a few of our friends came back to our house and just kicked it for a bit. We would have hung out at the Town Square, but it was raining on and off, so being home just sounded nicer. After a little while people started trickling out and then at midnight I headed back out to the Westchase Marriott to get my gear from the second gig. This time my business partner Pokie came along with me. I brought the truck and prayed that it didn’t rain on the gear while it was exposed to the elements. Luckily, it didn’t! After everything was said and done, I didn’t get home until 2am. Extremely long and tiring day, but still enjoyable.
Sunday morning I didn’t get up till about 10:30am…. we could have rushed and got ready really fast to catch the tail end of service, but we decided to stay home and have church at the house.Later that afternoon my folks, Sheena’s Mom and Shane came over and took me out for lunch.
Overall, a great birthday weekend. I guess the older you get, the less inclined you are to want a big celebration, but being able to spend time with family and friends is always great! Thanks for all the well wishes via facebook, texts, emails and phone calls! And for all the peeps that came out to the bday dinner as well! It really makes me feel special! You guys rock!