BW ages another year

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Is it really February? I know BW and I have been pretty busy at work, but when I logged into this blog and realized it had been almost a month since the last post, it was a bit of a reality check. 

Must make space for down-time! 

And what better impetus to reignite blog posting than BW's birthday?! Yes, he turned the ripe old age of 35 a couple of weeks ago. 

I don't think he looks 35!
I planned an Anthony Bourdain-themed gathering at a pub for him after work and aimed for getting a cake and a present and a few balloons. Four problems:

1) I discovered you cannot buy helium-filled balloons in Prague unless you dispatch them in batches of 50. Or buy your own large helium pumping apparatus. Idea discarded.

2) American-style birthday cakes are only sold by a few places. However, with the help of Czech friends, I ended up finding a marzipan-covered entity at Ovocny Svetozor off Wenceslas Square. Granted, it was decorated like an 8-year-old girl's bedroom, but WOW was it tasty!

3) The majority of our friends didn't know who Anthony Bourdain was. FYI, he's BW's favorite chef. But they probably figured that out from all of his quotes about food that I sprinkled across the tables.

4) The present I got him - a cookbook called "Thug Kitchen" - looked apropos at the Neo Luxor bookstore. But upon BW opening it, we discovered it was a vegetarian cookbook. BW doesn't do vegetarian, unfortunately. Meh. He can add meat.

So with a somewhat cobbled-together birthday, BW entered his mid-30s with grace and positivity and friends and beer. Lots of it, according to the evening's tab.

Mind you, we had lots of people stop by!
Oh, and lots of purple princess cake, too.

Happiest of birthdays, BW!


  1. Hi Em, and welcome back to the Bloggershere. I was beginning to wonder where you had got to!

    BWs birthday was clearly celebrated with a good party, judging by the number of 'blades of grass' you had to cut at the end of the evening :-)

  2. I love your description of the cake! Hilarious!! I can't say I ever found a suitable birthday cake while living there. I love to bake though, so I can't say that I tried very hard. =)

  3. Happy birthday BW! I can't make heads or tails of that bar tab... I hope the waiter could!

  4. aw so sweet, happy birthday bw!! I love that princess cake haha

  5. Nope! He doesn't look 35 at all, and that cake looks yummy! I wish l could have seen his face when he saw it. Glad you had fun, and a belated birthday to BW!

  6. Many thanks, KemKem! Yes, the cake was divine, purple marzipan and all :)

  7. Cheers, Camila! At least I tried with the cake "D

  8. Thanks, Cynthia! I think we just all threw some cash on the table :)

  9. Do you have any good baking tips for being in CZ? I sort of quit baking because I can't make heads or tails of flour, lack of baking powder, etc. But then again, I haven't tried very hard, either :)

  10. Many thanks, Ricky; it's good to be back. I like the "blades of grass" metaphor; it makes it sound much more respectable! Ha!

  11. I love the metaphor too. Apparently, when a group of Czechs go out for a few beers, when they decide they've had enough & to pay up, they say, 'It's time to cut the grass'.

  12. Baking powder is sold in small little envelopes in the baking section and is called:

    prášek do pečiva. The closest thing to all-purpose flour is: Pšeničná mouka hladká speciál 00 extra. Sometimes you might only find it the package saying Pšeničná mouka hladká and I think that worked fine too. I remember a Czech friend telling me how frustrated she was when in the US because there weren't as many options for flour. Lol! Hope that helps!! =)


Thanks for taking the time to comment!

where to find me

Popular Posts

Czechesotans © . QUINN CREATIVES .