I’ve been thinking about the amazing comments from Friday’s post all weekend.  Thank you so much for all the well wishes.  Your words were reassuring and comforting.  I think this move and everything that comes with it is going to be a great experience for me and Vishnu.  Gotta keep things interesting, right?!

So, sandwiched between all the sorting and packing this weekend was a bit of celebratory fun.

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My boss had a big birthday this weekend and invited me and Vishnu to be a part of it!  Unfortunately, Vishnu had a hot date with his books so he couldn’t make it.

Up until Saturday I thought the plan was to have dinner at her condo and hang out.  I knew she wanted to keep it low key and small.  Around noon, I got a text asking if I could make it to her place by six for hors d’oeuvres.  She also mentioned that we were going to see Sarah Silverman, who was performing at the South Beach Comedy Festival.  I texted back to let her know I’d see her at six.  I’m not a huge Sarah fan but was excited about going to the festival!

I quickly ran some errands, came home, made Katie’s black bean brownies, and got ready.

Side note: I made these particular brownies because my boss’ daughter is a vegan…and because I love them so much!  They were a HUGE hit.  Every last crumb was gone!

After chatting and munching on some food, we left for the show.

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So here’s my honest opinion – I loved the guy that opened for Sarah (can’t remember his name right now).  He was a natural and didn’t have to try too hard to make the crowd laugh.  And then there was Sarah Silverman.  I’m not one to shy away from or get offended by crude humor.  Most of the time, I love it.  She, however, brought up events and situations that just shouldn’t be a part of any comedic sketch.  For example, she tried to make rape funny.  I don’t care who you are…rape is never funny.  Call me sensitive, but after a few more  offhanded jokes, I was done with the whole thing.  I will say that it was interesting to hear everyone’s take on her performance.  My boss left with the impression that Sarah is one disturbed woman.  Ha!

Everyone was starving by the time the show was over, so we headed to Lincoln Road for dinner.  Because we didn’t have a dinner reservation, the only place that could seat all 11 of us together was Five Napkin Grill.

If you’re ever in South Beach, I highly recommend this place.  Lots of great options for everyone, including a delicious, hearty veggie burger.

By the time we ate, sang Happy Birthday, and devoured a few desserts, it was almost 1 am!  I didn’t get home until a little past 2 am.  As someone who crawls into bed at 10 pm on most nights, I was exhausted!  But it was well worth it.  I was so glad that my boss invited me to celebrate with her and her family.  They are truly a wonderful and welcoming bunch!

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I hope you had a great weekend as well!

What’s your favorite way to celebrate your birthday?

By Parita

16 thoughts on “Celebratory Weekend”
  1. I love that you have such a good relationship with your boss- I bet your working environment is great! Just reading about Sarah Silverman making light of rape makes me furious so I can only imagine how agitated you felt! Maybe I’m still mentally numb after reading about the 5-year old incident in Delhi last week but there’s nothing even remotely funny about it!

    1. I thought about the 5 year old in India too. My heart broke into a million pieces when I read that story. And I disliked S.S. even more…

  2. 😯 Rape is never something to make fun of – ever. I wasn’t the hugest fan of Sarah to begin with, and hear that just makes me dislike her even more. Moving on. Your boss sounds like a wonderful lady, and it’s great that you have such a positive work environment 🙂 We celebrated my dad’s birthday this weekend, and there was lots of chocolate cake involved – my absolute favorite <3

    1. Yes, she (my boss) is awesome. She makes going in to work fun! I’m glad you were able to celebrate and eat cake with your dad on his birthday!

    1. Yeah, this was an uncomfortable situation for sure, especially because I was with work peeps and people I didn’t know that well. And that withstanding, Sarah is just an oddball.

  3. My God Parita, you have sucha great relationship with your boss. How lucky are you? To be invited to hang with her friends/family.. that says a lot. She’s like your friend! You are right about the whole rape thing… it’s never funny, certain things should just be banned from a comedic act. Speaking of rape, a 5 year old kid was abused in Delhi by her neighbor… I don’t know when incidents like that will end. It’s so disturbing. I hope to visit Miami soon, my husband wants to go, I hope we can meet up, even if it’s just coffee. I’m so glad you are moving! 🙂 Now I get all the scoop on great restaurants in Miami.

    1. She is one of my good friends now!

      And I read about the 5 year old in India being raped. All I could think was, “What kind of monster would do something like that???”

      And yes, come visit us in Miami! You are welcome anytime. 🙂

  4. I despise Sarah Silverman. I’m not a huge fan of comedienne’s in general. I think they try too hard to be funny. Silverman just pisses me off because she acts like a dude, making jokes about burping, farting, etc. And all I want to do is scream at her to STFU. LOL. Now Louis C.K., Chapelle, Russell Peters and Johnny Cap? A whole other story haha. Louis is hilarious inappropriate but he can pull it off, so it was awesome to see him live a few years back! Glad you had fun with your friends though! I need to check out these brownies. They sound amazing!

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