Birthday with two Esses / Cumpleaños con dos eses

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

Thursday, my official birthday, Old Jessica (Jessica with two Esses per yesterday’s post) met us at La Carihuela Chica for dinner. Since our arrival in Fuengirola in 2013, Jessica has been a part of a majority of our birthdays. How lucky we are. The food was again exceptional. The company was out of this world.

Jessica brought me a box of hand-selected gourmet chocolates. They were delicious. I finished them off last night. A charming and take-one’s-breath-away handsome guy from the table next to San Geraldo’s kindly offered to take our picture. I was tempted to hand the camera to someone else and have him join us. Ah well. Sorry I didn’t take a picture of him, too. He did accept a chocolate in payment for services rendered. A perfect end to a perfect birthday. And I have plenty more photos to share.

Nutrition and Fitness Report
Stretching: Once a day.
Walking: 4 km / 2.5 miles Friday.
Gym: Excellent chest, back, and legs workout Friday. One-minute plank.


El jueves, mi cumpleaños oficial, Old Jessica (Jessica Con Dos Esses por post de ayer) nos recibió en La Carihuela Chica para cenar. Desde nuestra llegada a Fuengirola en 2013, Jessica ha sido parte de la mayoría de nuestros cumpleaños. Que afortunados somos. La comida fue nuevamente excepcional. La compañía estaba fuera de este mundo.

Jessica me trajo una caja de chocolates gourmet seleccionados a mano. Estaban deliciosos. Los terminé anoche. Un tipo guapo y encantador de la mesa al lado de San Geraldo se ofreció amablemente a hacernos una foto. Tuve la tentación de darle la cámara a otra persona y hacer que se uniera a nosotros. Ah bueno. Lo siento, no le tomé una foto a él también. Aceptó un chocolate en pago por los servicios prestados. Un final perfecto para un cumpleaños perfecto. Y tengo mucho más fotos para compartir.

Informe de Nutrición y Estado Físico
Estiramiento: Una vez al día.
Caminando: 4 km / 2.5 millas domingo.
Gimnasio: Excellente pecho, espalda, y piernas viernes. Planca de un minuto.

• Avocado with salmon and dill vinaigrette.
• Aguacate con salmón y vinagreta de eneldo
• Langostine and Prawn Croquettes.
• Croquetas de langosta y gambas.
• Grilled Sole.
• Lenguado a la plancha.
• Hand-selected gourmet chocolates from Jessica. They lasted an entire 24 hours.
• Chocolates gourmet seleccionados a mano de Jessica. Duraron 24 horas enteras.
• Three-chocolate cake.
• Tarta de tres chocolates.
• Apple tart and homemade vanilla ice cream.
• Tarta de manzana con helado.
• A great love, even if the photo doesn’t do justice to SG or Jessica. As for me, whatever.
• Un gran amor, aunque la foto no le hace justicia a SG ni a Jessica. En cuanto a mí, lo que sea.
• Two nights in a row, it drizzled at the end of dinner. We were outside this time. It didn’t last long, but SG is never without protection. The word is “DUCK” (click here). I caught him the moment before he played “show and tell” with his food.
• Dos noches seguidas, lloviznó al final de la cena. Estábamos afuera esta vez. No duró mucho, pero SG nunca está sin protección. La palabra es “DUCK” [pato] (haz clic aquí). (haz clic aquí). Lo atrapé el momento antes de que jugara a “mostrar y contar” con su comida.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

38 thoughts on “Birthday with two Esses / Cumpleaños con dos eses”

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      So happy together… (And how is the weather.) Thanks. Neither of us like the photo much, but it will still be a nice memory.

    1. Debra:
      SG does that look so well. I remember tha bout 8 years ago Jessica saw SG wearing the towel one evening at a restaurant terrace (flies). She didnt’t know us as well and looked to me and said, “You let him sit like that in public?” Now, she understands.

  1. From now on, I think you should forgo the whole birthday stuff and simply celebrate Mitchell’s Jubilee.
    Thanks for the food porn … the salmon? Oy! Lovely.
    BUT … how dare you not get even a sly shot of hot guy!!!

    1. Bob:
      I love that idea, but that was always SG’s show. Hot guy was too close for a sly shot and too shy for a request.

    1. Wilma:
      We are the beautiful reflection of our food’s affection. Or something.

    1. David:
      Jessica had the grilled monkfish and agreed it was the best she’d had.

  2. You keep reminding me that I not only live in a desert, but a “food desert” as well. We definitely need a trip to… somewhere else…

  3. Ahhhh, Mitchell, you are well loved, and deservedly so!
    Glad to share the birthday month with you (I’m next week, on the 23rd!)

  4. A Happy Belated Birthday friend!!!!🎂🍰🍸💋🎉

    That whole dinner looks amazing….and to be honest San Geraldo s head towel at first…I though it said dick!!!!!!!!! Funny how the mind plays tricks.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      DICK was what anyone else who saw it thought, which is why I made it clear. It’s one of the expressions SG uses when we play cards with Pedro and Kathleen. “Fuck a royal duck.” They had never heard it used with the addition of ROYAL, so they printed it on a towel.

      The dinner was as good (if not better) than it looked.

  5. No one deserves a great birthday celebration as much as you. So glad you were surrounded by good friends, good food and lots of love. xo

    1. Mary:
      Thanks. But I think we all (well, of course I exclude some people) deserve a great birthday. This really was a fun birthday.

  6. Another fabulous evening for your birthday – keep eking it out, and you will have had a party every day for a fortnight (or so it seems)! Jx

  7. I’m not here for the food. I’m here for Grumpy Bear and his dish towel chapeau! Be still my heart. You’re lookin’ good too, Scoot.

  8. I’ve just returned home after 8 weeks in Spain. Your pics of gourmet dishes and the wonderful presentation remind me of how much I’m going to miss “Espana”.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Thanks! We might try and eat at home a couple of times this week.

  9. Tip for discreet photos of handsome men: set your phone to video, then slowly and casually rotate your phone past the eye candy a couple times, pretending to get a general panoramic view of your surroundings. Then create screen shots from the best images. Works like a charm, and no one is the wiser. You’re welcome.

    1. Sassybear:
      Wow. I never thought of that. I can be sneaky sometimes, but this is brilliant! And I think I’ve been in some of those videos!!! I did catch one woman aiming her camera directly at me for a still shot when I was walking down the paseo shirtless one day. She turned beet red and apologized. I turned beet red and thanked her. She was a tourist and thought I was Spanish. I think she wanted to show her friends that Spanish men were not all that! No, I didn’t go back to her hotel room.

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