Birthdays have lost a certain magic ever since themed parties and goodie bags ceased to exist. While my childhood was filled with Wizard of Oz and Barbie-themed parties, my early-twenties life has replaced those with long nights out of drinking and dancing. In a sense there were still goodie bags - wait, I don't think leftover cake or extra alcohol constitutes as proper takeaways.
This year I turned 26 - ah...so old! Instead of gathering the troops for a night on the town, I opted for a quiet night out to dinner with my boyfriend. My mom and sister don't eat meat, so when I scoped out Top Round on a fellow foodie website, I knew I was going to have a difficult time convincing my family to join me. But hey, they can stay at home. On the day of my birth, a day when I get to make all decisions, I didn't ask, I told my boyfriend that we were going. He happily obliged. The menu consists of three things: roast beef sandwiches, curly fries and frozen custard. As I sat on the corner of La Brea & Olympic enjoying my food I thought to myself, 26 ain't so bad...
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