On Friday night we celebrated Shaun L’s birthday at the House of Rock. Shaun, for those of you who don’t already know, is an extreme fast food fan. He is especially fond of the McChicken. We’re talking fanboy appreciation of the McChicken. McChickens grace his palate with somewhat alarming frequency, occasionally he’ll even splurge and have four for dinner.

As a special birthday surprise, Darcy bought Shaun 26 McChickens for his birthday. This, coupled with a bucket of KFC from Kevin, and I dare say we had the ultimate fast food lover’s gift.

Shaun with his McChickens and KFC

For the rest of us, I cooked up some grilled pizza. Granted, all were encouraged to participate in the gluttony fest that is an eternal pile of McChickens

James enjoying pizza, beer, and a McChicken

Pizza makes Darcy crazy.

Post dinner, pre dessert, we retreated to the living room for a raucous evening of rock band. Lady Gaga, The Beastie Boys, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs all made appearances. I am consistently impressed with Rock Band’s ability to bring a crowd together. Nearly everyone played. It must be said, Katie’s gotta step it up (I think she’d rock the drums) and SarahLyla still needs to try the mic. We’ll give Erin a free pass since she didn’t arrive until later in the evening.

SarahLyla rocks the guitah.

Finally, after vocal chords were annihilated and fingers were blistered we headed to the kitchen for dessert. Vivienne baked a fantastic almond cake, and SarahLyla brought ice cream with sundae toppings.

Almond cake topped with Nectarines

Shaun made a wish and blew out the candle. Honestly, I’m not sure what he could have wished for, as there were still about 19 McChickens that hadn’t been eaten. And, for Shaun, I think an armful of McChickens is pretty much a dream come true.

Highlights of the night:

– Jesse’s impression of a french Kermit
– Alicia’s question: “Does James have an accent? or am I just drunk?”
(note: James is British. Also? Alicia was drunk.)
– The McChicken Pizza
– Vivienne’s Almond Cake
– The dining room bass, guitar, and ukulele trio
– Obviously, the 26 McChickens, actually… 27. McDonalds miscounted.

3 thoughts on “McLovin

  • 9/14/2010 at 1:53 pm

    26 McChickens plus one to grow on! (Or for good luck.)

  • 9/14/2010 at 2:37 pm

    That cake looks delicious!! Can we get a recipe?

  • 9/14/2010 at 6:04 pm

    That cake looks AMAZING, Vivienne!


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