What a way to celebrate getting another year older! I must admit, I had a wonderful birthday filled with so much love that I don’t mind getting older if everything keeps getting better with age.
I was reminded that 43 is a prime number, and although years ago it terrified me, I'm not sure what I was worried about! Life gets better, and your celebrations get longer and more unique!
An annual Torrence tradition since as long as I can remember is spending our birthdays at the North Star. Of course a part of Topeka and TORRENCE history so is a must if looking for a good steak, but you also get a free steak on your birthday! And growing up, we didn’t eat out much and if so it was primarily at North Star or if you remember The Plantation. Over the years the owners have changed but overall the spirit, good food and memories still continue.
The North Star Steakhouse is known for their steaks and fries with homemade gravy, thus I strongly recommend giving that a try. Their hash browns happen to be my favorite but they are basically chopped up French fries sautéed with onions. Your fries and gravy are unlimited home style so dig in, and if need more just ask! I giggle when someone says they gave it a try and ordered their chicken. Well...North Star Steakhouse is known for its steak. ?
PS. If you are tall, use the potty before you go...you’ll thank me!
If you celebrate with a Torrence, we can promise you it will involve a cake/pie to blow out a candle with, and one must be serenaded by the birthday song. No if's ands or butts with that when dealing with my mom. That is a tradition I'm quite sure I will always keep.
I was beautifully serenaded this year at our Underground Concert at Serendipity just before my birthday. That might be one for the special moment books. Having Jake Livgren accompanied by Eric Wortham at the piano brought tears to my eyes listening to everyone singing around me. My heart was overflowing that evening for so many reasons!! (and if you weren't present at the Underground Concert, shame on you...and you need to find out about what they are and when the next one is. They are the most magical night of music...)
Each and every year I realize I am loved and I hope I am growing somewhat wiser. All I can do is try my best and continue to surround myself with some many incredible and loving people that challenge and support me along my crazy adventure called life!
PS. I've also committed to being better at Instagram, are you on instagram? My personal is below also.
me!- Jenny Torrence