I don't know how it came about, but Kurt and I have taken to celebrating each other's half birthdays. We might not always go out somewhere but typically at least take note of the day or get little gifts for each other. I like that half birthdays are kind of "our thing". On Kurt's real birthday, I have to share him with everyone else who wants to celebrate. There's usually a party and lots of activity. On the other hand, half birthdays fly under the radar and I get Kurt all to myself! Is that selfish?
For Kurt's most recent "halfie" we got a drink and snack after work at Landbrot Bakery in the West Village. We know the architect that did the interior, I had been wanting to try it for a while, AND we had a coupon! No brainer. Kurt took advantage of their happy hour special of a pretzel and beer while I had a glass of wine and a ham, gouda, and apple sandwich. It was all really good. I think Landbrot is more of a bakery, so I would like to go back and try some pastries sometime (with my glass of wine, of course). Kurt requested his own half birthday gift of Powder Magazine. That boy bleeds snow, especially after a week of skiing, so I was more than happy to send a digital subscription his way.
In case anyone is keeping track, my half birthday will be July 1st and I can guarantee you it will have nothing to do with snow. I'm already dreaming of a beach and a margarita.....sigh.