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Iowashark
01-26-2004, 01:38 PM
I survived another birthday. My father took my brother and I to Minneapolis for the weekend to celebrate our 25th birthdays. My brain is still hurting. We had dinner at a Japanese steakhouse that was located a 1/2 block from our hotel and we went through way too much sake (sp?). That was my first experience with the stuff and I must say, it tastes less harmful than it is.

I didn't get a lot of table time in while I was up there as I had wanted to, but it was too cold to walk the 10 blocks to the nearest pool hall. On the plus side, my car insurance will go down a bunch now that I've reached that golden age of a quarter century.

eg8r
01-26-2004, 01:59 PM
Congrats on your 25th birthday. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r

SPetty
01-26-2004, 03:10 PM
Happy Birthday, Iowashark!

Must be something about twins and Japanese food and drinking... My sisters are twins, so I took them to the local Benihana's Japanese restaurant for their birthday. They have these fancy drinks in the fancy ceramic souvenir figurines. We didn't leave until we all had a full set of those silly mugs! (I think there were five or six different ones...)
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Iowashark
01-26-2004, 03:36 PM
I ended up with one of those things, too. It's a ceramic panda and the drink that was in it was called green tea, but it tasted like a margarita to me. Then the bartender made my brother and I do sake bombs. They'd drop hot sake into a glass of japanese beer and you drank it just like a boilermaker. No wonder my brain still hurts. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Chris Cass
01-26-2004, 06:05 PM
Happy Birthday Iowashark,

There was a tourney at Jackpot Junction Casino that same day I believe. Don't know how close you were? Anyway, sounds like a good time. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Regards,

C.C.

dg-in-centralpa
01-26-2004, 06:31 PM
Happy Birthday! When I turned 25, I was really depressed. I was still living at home, not married, no girlfriend, etc. My mother made the mistake of saying,"Now you're a quarter of a century old." That did it.

DG - who hasn't been 25 for twenty years

Keith Talent
01-27-2004, 08:52 AM
Congrats on the marker. Interesting choice for a birthday shindig. Sake's curious stuff, mellow yet medicinal. By itself it shouldn't give you much of a hangover. But sounds like you got yourself worked over by the 7 Samurais of drinking there.

I like to warm it over a stove on cold weather camping trips and drink it out of my Texaco coffee mug.

My 3-month-old twins just dozed off ... I'll be one old coot by the time they're celebrating their 25th, unfortunately.

CarolNYC
01-29-2004, 03:55 AM
Happy Birthday!