my birthday lunch went very nicely. of the 19 people who rsvped, 11 came, which was still a nice size crowd. i was a bit disappointed with the indian food - have definitely had better - but it was a nice place and most of the finickies were fine with the food. guest list included: boyfriend, sister, bro, veteran seeker, future priest, high school friends, the program coordinator from my old fellowship and three people i worked with in venice. seeing my regular friends made me really happy; they are such great people and so much fun to hang out with. seeing my venice friends made me happy but a little sad; it really reminded me of how we always used to sit around and b.s. in cafes and restaurants, and i missed it. that really was an amazing summer.
the vicar of dibley and we had an ice cream cake. could they know me any better?