October is always a hectic month since ALL of my friends decided to be born during this time. Thankfully they were all creative and all had separate fun events which made this month pretty entertaining.
Erik's Birthday - Sushi Stop, UCB Comedy and some Bear
We spent the Friday night in Franklin Village enjoying a really cheap sushi dinner at Sushi Stop in a private back room. Following this was an improv comedy show about Fucked Up families and scenes improv'd from random music from various iPods. Went to the bar next door where the upstairs sitting area sat vacant waiting for us. Ern is trying to sneak a blow on Erik's candle.
Irene's Birthday - Harry Potter Themed in the Park
I've known Irene since high school through Key Club and she was thrilled when I was able to attend her Harry Potter themed party in a park in Culver City. She went ALL out setting up a legit game of Quidditch and breaking up the groups into houses using an electronic sorting hat. There was a guy/girl combo who kicked my team's ass at Quidditch. I was so out of breath but we managed to get a great picture. I also slammed myself into JV trying to take another jumping picture - Ouch. One of the games was put the 8 pictures of the Harry Potter characters in order by release/age. We got Harry, so it was easy. Hermione was impossible! I also reused the costume for halloween.. how convenient!
Jlo and Brian went the giving back route and had their birthdays early in the morning at the LA food bank. People usually mix of these volunteer opportunities with food kitchens where you serve food, but we were all tasked to put together care packages full of juices and cereal.
Jlo and Brian provided a wonderful Filipino breakfast to get the day going right!
Back breaking work! And all about the assembly line! The factory was huge with tons of volunteers and at the end they tell us how many meals we've provided. It was pretty amazing.
Steve and Sam - Dim Sum and Shaved Ice
These video game nerds are united by some foreign language that I don't quite understand, but we had a nice green cake with some funny looking cartoon things coming out of it. One of them was missing so they facetimed. I played with the guinea pig.
Steve and Ed's Birthday - WeHo
Not very surprising. WeHo is the simplest way to celebrate a gay birthday. We danced and did the run way walk at Eleven Lounge. Find the light and dance!
Sean's Birthday - Senor Fish
Ciclavia - Heart of LA