Friday, September 15, 2006
Cheeseburger Birthday Dinner :-)
Michael returned home Thursday morning from a rough 10-day trip to the Netherlands. Although, he did get to stay with Joerg and Lucia in Amersfoort last Saturday. Amersfoort was hosting some sort of festival and there was music and beer everywhere. He had a great time and it was a nice break from "business as usual". The next morning, we got on Skype and chatted...........he made them his famous breakfast of fried potatoes with onions and cheese, eggs, and bacon. Joerg brought a plateful and put it in front of the camera for me to see. I think I could smell the aroma all the way over here!
Thursday night, Michael was obviously jet-lagged. So, we went to "the club" (The American Club) to split a bacon cheeseburger and a few beers. Then we walked down the street to Harry's. The band sang their version of "Happy Birthday" to him. The place was packed because this week Singapore is hosting the IMF/World Bank hoo-ha. Americans were warned by the Embassy to stay away from tourist areas -- only, we LIVE in a tourist area. So far, so good though.
Vivian brought Michael some sort of flaming drink and then he asked for her to bring one to me too. It had a licorice kind of flavor, but you know I drank it up! Had to use a straw. Holy Moly!