This past Wednesday was my friend Ashley’s birthday.  This coming Wednesday is mine.  So we had a little combined celebration this weekend that consisted of a little BBQ in my driveway and good times at Common Ground in Allston.  I chose Common Ground because it was local, casual, and most importantly  – 90’s night.  YUP!  Backstreet Boys, Savage Garden, and The Cardigans (love me, love me, say that you love me…fool me, fool me…) were just some of the songs on DJ Phat Mike’s playlist.  A nice little surprise was the outdoor patio area that I didn’t realize Common Ground even had!  It was perfect out there – the cool breeze was definitely needed since the actual bar was kind of hot, and we didn’t even have to miss out on the 90’s jams when sitting out there – they played them onto the patio too.

Tim was the grill master for the BBQ.  I ate a cheeseburger on a wheat bun (Tim knows better to get otherwise!), some salad, and corn on the cob.  I had two cocktails before we left for the bar.  At the bar, I switched to beer thinking that would be a safe choice.  But then people just kept buying me shots.  Whoops.  I haven’t been that drunk – I got sick wahh – in quite some time!  It’s excusable because it’s birthday week 🙂

Here are some of my favorite photos from the night for your viewing pleasures:

My favorites!

Fun glasses

Me & Jess!

Gym Friends! Plus a classy spill stain

Thanks boyfriend!

Me, Trina, and a 5-year old Eileen!

Thanks to everyone that came out to celebrate an early birthday with me!  Love you guys 🙂