Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Yesterday I surprised Niel at his office with a singing telegram for his birthday. He was very shocked and embarrassed. But he forgave me. Niel said he was impressed at how I was able to put it all together. I asked his bosses permission and they happily obliged. I got to Niel's office early with some carrot cake and pumpkin bars for him and his bosses/coworkers. I tried to hide for a bit. But then he found me. However Niel didn't know about the singing telegram. Then a man dressed in a gorilla suit emerged from the elevator and serenaded Niel. A group of coworkers crowded around Niel's cubicle to cheer for the birthday boy and enjoy some sweets. I brought our video camera to tape the festivities. (It was a gift to one another for our 3 year anniversary). I was too busy videotaping to think of taking pictures. Doh. But I did get it on video! We then had lunch at Gray's Papaya! The best hot dogs in town! In the evening we had a quiet dinner at Niel's mother's house. His mom makes Niel a traditional birthday dinner of Fettuccini Alfredo and Chicken Cutlets. She also got the best cake ever. It's a cake I have only eaten at Hispanic events. I don't know the name. But it is so freaking good. It's my favorite type of cake. I can't even describe the taste or the flavors. So delicious! I am happy that Niel had a great birthday weekend surrounded by people who care for him. They are all kind! We then watched the video of the monkey and another tape I had made of pictures of Niel of the past thirty years set to music.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

sounds brilliant. you did good!
azura

curlygirl said...

Ani, that sounds amazing! it was so great that you were able to surprise him.

foodiechickie said...

Thanks Azura and Curly!!!!

Leslie said...

Ani, that is too sweet! :)

Glad Niel liked it! And wish him a HB on my behalf!

foodiechickie said...

Thank you Leslie!