It's my birthday! Well, tomorrow is. But today is party night. Exited to get together with some friends tonight for some drinks and music (and I've been told there is dinner involved). Don't I have a wonderful man to plan this whole thing for me? I do indeed. Yesterday at my regular stop at Drink, Kelly gave me two free drink cards for my birthday, and she reserved the couches for my crew and I tonight. If that doesn't scream loyalty to their customers I don't know what else would. Happy early (27th) birthday to me, I am hoping it will be a great success.
There is another birthday coming up (we have a swarm of Leos in our family). My little boy will be 4 on August 9th. Epic plans underway for that as well. First, the cake. I have never actually made a cake for him (shame on me, I know). This year, I'm getting all Martha Stewart/Ace of Cakes on this birthday's a** and making an incredible cake. This cake has blueprints and a week long planned out process. I am making him a Fairly Odd Parents cake, 3 layers, lime green frosting, marshmallow fondant crowns and stars coming out of the cake complete with a Cosmo and Wanda candle. Here comes the one bitch about this - Fairly Odd Parents is a retired show, therefore anything Fairly Odd Parents has become collectable. I paid $6 for a candle, which wasn't bad (thx Amazon), but all the figurines are $22 each! Bummed I couldn't put more on the cake. I have been watching tons of cake making how-to videos, so I should be a virtual expert by the time I have to start this cake. Another fun thing Noah and I are doing for Landon's birthday - a surprise room remodel. Painting a wall lime green and putting up some cool robot decals and he is going to have bunk beds! I figure the top bunk can just be a little seating area/hangout for him. I hope he is going to like it, I'm exited to get started on it.
Some great summer tracks I am really digging this week.
M83 - "Midnight City"
He's back and releasing a double album in October. The first single off Hurry Up We're Dreaming I love the 80's synth vibe and the quintessential romantic saxophone at the end (maybe Kenny G can be cool?)
I was playing this in my car and the car stereo turned this track up on it's own...really strange. Turn it up, and dance.
Midnight City by M83
The Drums - "Money"
10 points for a catchy surfer hook
The Drums - Money by weallwantsome1
SBTRKT - "Pharaohs"
I love SBTRKT's (self-titled) new album, another great track. I'll have to give the link for this one, couldn't find it on sound cloud : http://hypem.com/item/1ckz7/SBTRKT+-+Pharaohs
Chiddy Bang - "Manners"
IMO, Chiddy Bang is the future of hip hop. He's a seriously creative MC, I always love what he uses for a back beat. "Manners" is no exception.
Mind Your Manners by ChiddyBang