We woke up and he talked about going to White Castle for breakfast. I interjected with the idea of going to Good Day Cafe instead. I knew once I mentioned it there would be one thing that M would think of...glazed doughnut pancakes, and he would be sold.
We were seated after about 30 minutes of waiting and I ordered a large grapefruit juice. They have the best freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, except they keep all the seeds in there so you have to keep spitting them out.
I ordered something new and something really delicious. It was called Iggy's Fried Egg Sandwich. Fried egg, shaved ham, tomato and avocado on grilled brioche bread and good day potatoes with spicy ketchup. YUM.
|Bacon makes M smile|
|These truly melt in your mouth|
We then drove out to Woodbury on our way to 'Sconie. We stopped at a liquor store to see if there was any rare beer there. M had told me earlier in the week that if he saw a certain beer on the shelf, it would make his heart flutter. I asked him if I even make his heart flutter, let alone beer. He said, you always do. He's not dumb, that Michael.
Anyways, he saw two bottles of that heart-fluttering beer on the shelf and snatched them up. I bought them for his birthday and we headed to Wisconsin to Casanova Liquors to look at what our Wisconsin neighbors are carrying.
M found quite a bit and I picked up the tab for his birthday. He's so appreciative that I did this and if beer makes him this happy, then I'm happy to oblige. I will someday have to do a post on his beer cellar, AKA that space under the stairs. Even if you're not a beer fan, it's quite impressive.
After Casanova and checking another liquor store in Hudson quickly, M turned in his free drink coupon for a free Happy Birthday drink at Caribou.
On our way back home, we saw the following license plate. We figured it had to be a good sign for the evening's Vikings/Packers game, right?
Wrong. We were pretty excited to sit down and watch the wild card game with low expectations. And low expectations is what we received. It was a game time decision that Christian Ponder would not start the game due elbow/arm injury. That means Joe Webb would start. At first, I thought this to be exciting and to see what he can do again since he hadn't thrown a pass in a game since 2011. He stunk it up pretty bad. I feel bad because I like him and really wanted him to succeed. All of a sudden I was left with the thought, maybe Ponder isn't so bad after all. Hmmm... Vikings lose 24-10. Packers advance to San Fran next week.
The first part of the day was a birthday win for M and the second part of the day was a Vikings birthday loss for M. He never let it bother him though and we continued to celebrate his special day through the rest of the evening. You have to admit, it's pretty cool to have the Vikings and Packers play on your birthday if you're a Vikings fan, regardless of the outcome.
Happy Birthday Michael! I'm happy to have been a part of your day.