Sunday, August 07, 2005

Beer and Cosmos and Margaritas, Oh My!

Last night, Hub and I went into Hoboken (the party capital of Jersey - one square mile of drinking pleasure) to celebrate my friend's birthday. He turned 40 (personal note to him: eeek! The big 4-0! You are soooo much older than me!!!).

I had convinced Hub that we should go in a little early because I wanted to go to East LA's, my favorite place for margaritas on the planet. But, we got a call from our friend asking if we wanted to ride in with them - they had decided to get a limo so no one had to drive. Of course we said HELL YEAH! So we skipped the margaritas and went to our friends' house for early cocktails and then took the limo into Hoboken.

They had reserved a downstairs room at Amanda's for the party, and there were about 30 of us there. We had never been to the restaurant, but it was very nice. There was a cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, then a sit-down dinner, and then dessert. We had good drinks, good food, and good fun with friends. Once dinner was over we hopped back in the limo and head back to their house for frozen margaritas. All in all, a very fun night.

It was nice to do something a little more "upscale" for once. We are really low-maintenance-type people, meaning that we usually wear jeans and drink beer and hang out at average-joe places. This was nice because while it was still casual, we had to get a little dressier and everything was just a little bit nicer. But it was still a wild, fun, good time.

Happy Birthday, Jose!
Love ya!

Mike, Hub and True in the limo:


The Birthday Boy and me:


My 5th or 6th Cosmo and the cool shaker it was served in:


Me and Hub back at their house:

40 comments:

trine said...

wow, I love going upscale!! Never been in a Limo though...
jealous...

and can i just say how WONDERFUL your hair looks black and straight but wavy?? You look STUNNING, True!!!

Heather said...

Sounds like so much fun!

hello, Michele sent me!

Mike said...

Looks like a great party. Michelle sent me.

Curator said...

Happy B-Day to the man, why didn't you all dress in black? ;)

"Hoboken", I swear you East Coasters have some of the oddest names for cities. It wasn't until recently that I discovered that "Hyannis Port" was two words.

Then again us Cali's aren't much better, San/Santa this-and-that.

Cheers TJG.

scrappintwinmom said...

Hey! Here via Michele today!
I lived in Hoboken ages ago, can't believe that East LA's and Amanda's are still around! Looks like you had a great time - that cosmo looks deee-lish! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Camy Leon said...

Ha-Ha, You were very close to my neighborhood. I'm from Jersey City Heights. Hoboken area is like a little New York City, the closest thing to it. I'd still rather go into the city.

Danielle said...

Hoboken is so close to me, but I rarely go. Thanks for the suggestions... I love a good margarita. But then again, who doesn't?

p.s. cute photos true!

deputyswife said...

Sounds like it was good times! And a limo ride to boot! Hey, that is pretty upscale for me. lol.

Credit Repair said...

Glad you had a good time. A change of scenery is good sometimes ;) And I LOVE Cosmos!! Happy Monday!

Robb said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

-xtessa- said...

gawd, i need to get out more and socialize!

and hey! this is the first time i saw you with your dark!!! it looks great... sophisticated mama! LOL! and Princess looks like you, btw.;)

mrsmogul said...

In Hoboken, I love the Mexican restaurant next to the ice cream shop. You know that one by chance? Excellent food! I can't wait to party when I go back!

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

limo and drinks, life doesn't get much better than that!

thephoenixnyc said...

I lived in Hoboken for 5 years. I started hanging there back in the late 80s before "the change."

I loved my time there.

Its nice to go upscale once in awhile.

Daisy Mae said...

Now THAT'S the way to party in style. I am sooooo jealous. That cosmo looked absolutely yummy!

Charlie Mc said...

Hoboken!! Great party town!!! Invite me next time would ya! haha ;)

Tuesday Girl said...

Amanda's is good.
Hey, I have the same shaker!

Indigo said...

It looks like you guys had a great time!!!

p.s. I love your shirt, you must email me and tell me where you go it!! Please? :-)

InterstellarLass said...

How fun! I love COSMOS! You look fantastic!

Sleeping Mommy said...

Sounds like fun.

I haven't had the opportunity for a party like that in forever.

I really need to get a life.

jlybn123 said...

Sounds/looks like a great time was had by all! I think it's time for me to hook up with a bunch of friends and do the same.

MissMeliss said...

Wow, I haven't been to Hoboken since 1991 - and that trip was a total, well, trip. A friend's uncle bought out an Italian restaraunt for the four of us, and we had muscles marinara at midnight, and then a lesson in the art of making canolli.

WHich I never spell correctly.

I'm here from Michele's today.

Bridget Unnel said...

I lived in Hoboken for eight years before making for the calmer parts in the middle of the state. Madison, First, and Hudson were my various streets of residency. Some kickass bars in that town...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You know how to enjoy yourself, Jersey! That was a great time you had.

Master Foley said...

40 ...that is old
limo that is high glass
it's great when you can live it up at times huh?

Guppyman said...

Gotta love traveling in the limo.... When we were in Nashville, the limos were cheaper than the taxis. Go figure.

Scully said...

I've got to get out more?

Clearly, things are better in Jersey.

Last Girl On Earth said...

What fun. I love to ride in a limo with friends. Glad you had a blast!

Miss_Vicki said...

Damn I have to call you when I get home to PA in September, you know how to have a good time! ;)

Brookelina said...

You are not going to believe this, but I've never been to Hoboken. Can you believe a Jersey girl - born and raised - has never been there?

Arethusa said...

True jersey, I need to get with your friends, y'all party more than I do! The pics are swell, and I second the compliment on your hair.

Mainline Mom said...

My cousin just bought a house in Hoboken...maybe I should go visit him. I had no idea it was such a happening place.

Evey said...

Sounds like a great night. And now you got me thinking about margaritas. Its been a while since I have had a really good one!

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Anonymous said...

Happy Big Four Oh to your husband! Sounds like you guys had a great time!

Lassa said...

and that Anonymous comment was actually me :)

I don't know what happened!

Karina said...

Wow guys, I like the way how you enjoy your free time. It is so cool!!
Limo hire is a rally fascinating service today, you may not to rent a house for a party if you have a Huge Limo!!!

Diana said...

I have been living in New-Jersey for 2 years, but I have never heard about Hoboken.
After reading this blog, I have to visit this one square mile of drinking pleasure!!!
And the limo service struck me down. Is it a Hummer limo or what?
Thanks for fresh ideas how to celebrate birthdays, keep up great work!!

Brian said...

When a big event happens many people like to travel in style with the best chauffeurs services they can find. That is why they look at getting limo rentals for the big day. Proms, weddings, and even just a party night out so they look like a big shot it is a big deal to roll up in a limo and have the driver open the door for you. You really know how to make fun.