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Saturday, February 23, 2008

What is Hula Pie? Come See and Celebrate!

It's my birthday and I'll be
celebrating all day long!
This one has no calories so
share a slice with me.

This is Hula Pie from Duke's

and this is Seven Spice Ahi
with Wasabi Sauce, Boc Choi, Mango & rice

garnished with a lovely orchid blossom!

Of course there were presents

and here's a slice of Hula Pie for you ;--)

I'll make some coffee (or tea)
if you'd like to sit down a while and chat.


I enjoyed each and every comment yesterday
and, of course, can revisit them today
whenever I wish ;--)

Thought for Today
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace within ourselves." the Dalai Lama


Rick Hamrick said...

Happy, happy birthday, storyteller!

We need not accept the number the state assigns us as our age--they don't even know us, after all--we get to decide ourselves!

I'll be 11, and you can be 27.


storyteller said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes ... and YES it's a deal ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Joy Des Jardins said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Virginia!! I hope your day is filled with all the things you enjoy and that you do EXACTLY what you want to do. You deserve the best dear friend. CHEERS!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday.
May all your wishes come true!
Looks and sounds like you had a great day :)!
Love that Haiku!
(And thanks for the cake :)!)

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Happy birthday! That meal looks fabulous! Wish I could have been there in real life to eat that hula pie. :)

NicciN said...

Thanks for sharing. The food looks delicious. My husband likes to take food photos. They always make me hungry!

Happy Birthday!! It is also my favorite musician's birthday too -- Howard Jones, so you are in good company.

storyteller said...

It’s a lovely morning in So Cal! Molly and I just returned from a walk along the beach. I decided to go early since there’s no telling when the rains will start again. How nice to find your comments as I sit down at the computer for a bit.

Melissa – Thank you so much! So far it’s been lovely.

Joy – I appreciate your enthusiastic wishes and shall follow your advice to a “T” … because I can.

Nicole – What a delightful comment! I’m happy to share these electronic “treats” with all who pass this way. When I visited your blog previously I don’t think I realized you live in Kuwait and I’m curious how you got there. I’ll visit more when time permits. I suspect Molly would enjoy meeting both King and Jo Jo.

MPJ – Thanks … and I wish you lived close enough to have joined us as well. I’d love to visit over a cup of coffee.

Yertle - The Seven Spice Ahi is my favorite thing on the menu at Duke’s and I almost always choose it on my birthday. This is the 1st time I’ve photographed it, but I was thinking about sharing on my blog so I remembered to snap these pictures. I’m not sure who Howard Jones is, but I’m glad to be in good company.

I hope you’re all having a delightful day! I appreciate you helping me celebrate my special day.
Hugs and blessings,

NicciN said...

You can find out more info about Howard Jones from my first Thursday Thirteen post.


Karen said...

Happy Birthday!! And what a lovely looking meal--I just know you enjoyed every bite!

Lifeless in Ohio said...

Well Happy Birthday! and I would love coffee with my pie! And just for your birthday, I would like to say... YOU'RE IT - you have been tagged, please stop by and get the rules!

Mike Golch said...

Storyteller,I will sing it again to you'Happy birthday to you,happy birthday to you,and many more!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve said...

It all looks just delicious and lots of fun. Thanks for sharing your party with us.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! That dinner looked soooo good, I am VERY jealous.

(Thanks for visiting me, it's always nice to see someone new!)

storyteller said...

Yertle – Thanks for the link. I’ll check it out when time permits and perhaps go have a listen at B&N on my next visit.

Karen – You’re so right! I did … and reliving the experience as I shared it here is fun too.

Cricket – Hmm … tagged on my b-day, eh? I’ll check it out soon.

Mike – I love to be serenaded (especially on my birthday) … so thanks again and a happy belated birthday to your Mom & sister too. (Methinks I forgot that yesterday when I wished you a happy belated b-day).

Onedia – Yup! Hula Pie is Duke’s version of Mudd Pie (see photo in post).

Eve – You’re quite welcome … and thanks for making my birthday all the more special by visiting and sharing your love.

Abrit – Thank you! Yes it was. Jealous? Hmmm … dunno what to say about that. LOL I notice you have a list of 101 Things like I do, so I’ll check that out when time permits. Crazy thing to do, wasn’t it?

I appreciate each of you visiting and leaving comments & links today … making my birthday all the more fun! I hope you have a glorious Sunday. It’s raining here in So Cal so I’ll be hanging around the house … perhaps sitting by the fire reading a good book once I finish with email, responses, blog visits, and posting.
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!!!

storyteller said...

Kelly - Thanks :--)
I've enjoyed my birthday so much this year! What fun to share it with all my blog friends too.
Hugs and blessings,

Mary Ann said...

Happy birthday. The Hula Pie looks delicious.

Ramblins of a middle-aged goddess said...

Hey I am so glad to see that you stopped over at my blog. I love new visitors and we both enjoy Betty so we should get along just great!! PLUS we have birthdays very close together. I am now 63..ARe you telling? I have always told because i figure that I am fortunate to be able to have another birthday!!
I loved that pie...It was so good and no calories..that is always wonderful about a virtual birthday party...Sandy

Sherck said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! The meal looks great.

Kayce aka lucy said...

happy happy birthday!!! you deserve a delicious and delightful celebration. i hope it carries throughout the year and not just for the day or week!!!!! all the best to you!!!!! love, lucy

storyteller said...

Moanna – Thanks for the birthday wishes and yes … the Hula Pie is delicious indeed!

Flip Flop (Sandy?) – I enjoyed my visit there and appreciate you following me back here. It’s certainly no secret that I’m 63 also … born in 1945. How’s that for a coincidence? Yup … pie w/o calories is my favorite kind too. I hope your birthday was as delightful as mine.

Sherck – Thanks and yes … the meal was divinely delicious.

Lucy – I love your enthusiasm and appreciate your visit all the more because I know you’re feeling a bit stressed with things to do before you leave for Paris. I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time!

I had a wonderful birthday all weekend long and appreciate your visits & comments. Thank you so much!
Hugs and blessings,

Olivia said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia!!

happyluau likes all of your food very, very much!

:), xxoo, O

Tina Coruth said...

A Belated Happy Birthday, Storyteller! That Hula Pie sure looks yummy! I hope you had a great day. :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday!!!

The food and pie looks delicious. Yum!

storyteller said...

Olivia – (chuckling as I type) I suppose happy luau would since Duke’s is Hawaiian cuisine. Thanks for the visit and birthday wishes. Celebrating online like this was a delightful way to extend the fun!

Tina – I appreciate the lovely wishes and I did have a marvelous several days sharing my birthday with friends in the real and virtual worlds.

Jennic – Thanks. I’m happy to meet you and wondering how you found my blog. I left a comment back at yours and will return to visit further when time permits.

I wish you all a delight day and wonderful week!
Hugs and blessings,

Unknown said...

Hapopy belated birthday! My grandson's was the day after yours. :) So I kinda had cake with you. :)

storyteller said...

Lisa Marie – How fun … Happy belated b-day to your grandson!!!
Hugs and blessings,

Peajay said...

Go maire tú an céad
My sincere apologies Storyteller for missing your birthday, belated blessings.

storyteller said...

Peajay – What a pleasant surprise to find another birthday blessing! Methinks I’d love to live to be 100 (or more) as long as I’m healthy and able to be active … so thanks ;--)

It’s good to see you visiting and I hope that means you’re feeling better and it’s easier for you to type. I’ve missed your posts and comments, but I think you’re wise to take whatever time you need to recover fully.

Hugs and blessings,

dianasfaria.com said...

Happy Birthday! You sound like you had a great day. & that pie looks delish!
: )

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