Just for the record, in case you were wondering, SidePonyNation does not have Friggatriskaidekaphobia! People with friggatriskaidekaphobia fear Friday the 13th and we are not those people. The main reason for this is that one of our own made her way onto the earth on that very day about 1/4 of a century ago. How could we fear a day that gave us the one and only TaCaGo?!
Instead of fear we make sure to celebrate Friday the 13th in SidePonyNation Style! ..We’ll sort of…
This year, September 13th (which is Tanya’s actual birth obviously she can’t be born every Friday the 13th), fell on a Monday. So we did it up in class. With reservations for dinner and drinks at the “hot bed for culture,” The Drake Hotel, the fantastic five were looking polished and professional, with of course, a twist.
Tanya was excited to be a few inches taller rocking her new heels that she got as a birthday gift (for herself) earlier that day.
Originally we wanted to get her headphones, since that is what she asked for….but we held off on that due to an afternoon tweet from @TaCaGo revealing a photo of her new headphones, that she also got as a gift (for herself) for her birthday…#TypicalTanya, Tanya is a very independent women and she gets what she wants.
Nonetheless, even with a short time to organize, the crew pulled through and was able to find the perfect gift for our blossoming flower of a birthday girl. What could we get for Tanya that she would love and that would also help SidePonyNation develop our look and sound???
A Kazoo of course! The Kazoo is a great addition to any performance, if you can hum, you can kazoo!
But after we bought the kazoo, we realized we had more of a budget to donate to the Tanya cause….then we released the dogs with our second gift. If you know Tanya, you know she is photo happy, loves to snap and loves to be snapped.
We thought, what if we giver her more options? What would Tanya do if she had a video camera in her possession? Take over the world, thats what!! So we did just that and I think she liked it…she teared up when she opened it #TypicalTanya.
So with new video recorder, headphones, and heels in hand, on ears, and feet Tanya was in great birthday cheer as we gabbed and gobbled (gracefully) the sushi appetizers and delicious mains in the Drake dinningroom. As always, the gathering is the most important part of the birthday and it was just great to spend time feasting and sipping wine with our bestest friends. We finished up the night with a pint on the Sky Yard and then late night ‘szechuan’ at The Love Shack.
At this point friggatriskaidekaphobia is far from mind, thats for sure!
Happy Birthday @TaCaGo! I can’t wait till the next one!