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‘Twas the night before my birthday

by Meghann on February 7, 2011

and all through the town

the wine was beginning to flow

the celebrations had already begun


I <3 birthdays. πŸ™‚

My friend Aimee sent an e-mail out last week asking if anyone wanted to join her for a ‘girl’s night out.’ It just so happened that the date that worked for the three of us also happened to be the day before my birthday. What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a girl’s night out? Sign me up!

We met at the Dragonfly Sushi Restaurant off Sand Lake Rd in Orlando. All three of us are fans of the original Dragonfly in Gainesville and were interested in trying the new Orlando version of the popular restaurant.

It was a lot of the same. (in a good way) Same decor, same menu, and same happy hour specials. πŸ˜‰


All glasses of wine for $6. Can’t beat that. So I ordered the most expensive glass they had. Obviously. πŸ˜‰

The three of us shared an order of edamame.



A veggie and shrimp tempura roll


And the signature ‘Dragonfly Roll’ <— OMG delicious!!!


Some of the better sushi I’ve ever had. Especially that Dragonfly Roll. Yums. πŸ™‚

Free Menchies for Dessert!


Did I mention I love birthdays? I also love Apple Pie Frozen Yogurt. πŸ™‚

Earlier I had an Oatmeal Cookie Bar


(side note: If you are looking to do a one-on-one webinar on the cheap – try Skype! The new screen sharing feature is amazing and so easy to use! πŸ™‚ )

When I wake up tomorrow I will be 26. So strange.

Good night!

1 Ali @ Ali on the Run February 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Aw so much fun! Enjoy your last hour and a half at 25!
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2 Karolina February 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm

The food looks amazing! Happy early birthday:)
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3 Kiran February 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm

What an awesome dinner to welcome a huge celebration tomorrow πŸ˜‰
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4 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Happy early birthday! I hope you have a great day tomorrow πŸ™‚
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5 Jaclyn February 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Yum I love birthday and sushi… and menchies ;D
Happy early birthday Meghann πŸ™‚

6 Kristy @ KristyRuns February 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Wooo hooo! Happy early birthday! Looks like you’re starting your birthday week off right! πŸ˜‰
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7 Cate February 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Happy Early Birthday!!! 26 is fun, I promise
Signed, A girl turning 27 (OMG scary) in exactly 3 months
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8 Lindsey February 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Happy Birthday Eve! I’m going to be 26 as well next week. I keep telling my husband that this is the first time in my life I don’t want to get older- I don’t know what it is, but it definitely IS strange!
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9 Kaitlin February 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm

happy early birthday! The menchies looks so delicious πŸ™‚
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10 Jessica @ The Virtual Scrapbook February 7, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Yay! Happy birthday! 26 was my favorite year of my twenties thus far…enjoy πŸ™‚
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11 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 7, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Glad you mentioned Gainesville! Woot woot! πŸ˜‰ My stomping grounds! I’ve never been to Dragonfly in either Orlando or Gainesville but it looks tasty! πŸ˜‰

Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚
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12 Amy Ramos February 7, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Happy Early Birthday!! February birthdays are the best! I should know, mine is the 13th (and I am wee bit older than you..I will be 35!)

13 Amanda @ Eating Up February 7, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I haven’t had froyo in forever! Probably because I live in frozen Chicago. Happy birthday tomorrow!
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14 Ashley February 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I’m about 30 minutes early but Happy Birthday Meghann!
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15 Toronto Girl West February 7, 2011 at 11:32 pm

lol Not as strange as I felt when you were all surprised that Justin Timberlake just turned 30 (I did too)! LOL πŸ˜›

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16 Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 7, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Happy Birthday Meghann!! πŸ™‚
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17 Jess@atasteofconfidence February 7, 2011 at 11:35 pm

happy birthday!
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18 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles February 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Menchies always looks so good! You always make me crave frozen yogurt!!
Happy (almost) Birthday! πŸ™‚

19 Janene @ OneRun February 7, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Happy Birthday, Birthday Twin!! I will ALSO be 26 when I wake up tomorrow morning! Feels a little weird, doesn’t it?!
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20 Anne February 8, 2011 at 12:12 am

Happy birthday! It’s already your birthday here in China πŸ™‚
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21 Terrieha February 8, 2011 at 12:29 am

O.M.G!!! Dragonfly…I have had sushi in a lot of places and it is hands down THE BEST! I went to UF for my undergrad days and had many celebrations at Dragonfly…miss that place terribly and the dragonfly rollis probably my favorite, though I never had anything I didn’t like from there! Happy birthday and enjoy your skii trip.

22 River February 8, 2011 at 12:59 am

Happy Birthday Eve! (And happy birthday for tomorrow!)
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23 Lauren February 8, 2011 at 1:05 am

Happy birthday! 25 was hard for me to accept, but I think 26 will just be more of the same, and not so hard to take in πŸ™‚
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24 Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] February 8, 2011 at 1:36 am

Yum! Happy early birthday!
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25 Lauren @Hungry Dancer February 8, 2011 at 1:43 am

Happy almost birthday!! Looks like an awesome night!!
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26 Khushboo February 8, 2011 at 3:16 am

Sushi+frozen yogurt sounds like the perfect start to your bday! Happy birthday πŸ™‚

27 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate February 8, 2011 at 6:27 am

Today is the day!

Happy birthday!
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28 Gill (snaxandthecity) February 8, 2011 at 6:43 am

Glad you had a good night! Love sushi (and cheap-ish wine, haha)

Enjoy being 26! Totally still a spring chicken πŸ™‚
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29 Lauren February 8, 2011 at 6:56 am

YAY Happy Birthday!! Who doesn’t love birthday’s!!! πŸ™‚
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30 Katherine: Unemployed February 8, 2011 at 6:57 am

26 years young!
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31 CampingGirl February 8, 2011 at 7:10 am

What were in the dragonfly rolls?
Happy Birthday!!
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32 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 8, 2011 at 7:10 am

Happy birthday!!

OMG, that sushi looks fabulous!
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33 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 8, 2011 at 7:30 am

Happy Birthday!!
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34 katie February 8, 2011 at 7:37 am

the dragonfly roll!!!!!! OMG! it looks soooo good!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY LOVE!!!!!!!!!! I hope its amazing! I know it will be!!!!

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35 Katie @ Keeping up with katie February 8, 2011 at 7:52 am

Yay! Happy Birthday πŸ™‚ You should do something 26 related today…run 26 miles? Oh you’ve done that…eat 26 cookies?? Yummm πŸ˜‰

36 Kara February 8, 2011 at 8:18 am

Happy birthday!! That sushi looks great, I always celebrate with sushi too (and I wish I could celebrate with frozen yogurt too!)
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37 Susan February 8, 2011 at 8:21 am

Happy birthday Meghann!! Hope it’s absolutely wonderful, and filled with cake. Or pie. Or ice cream. Or cupcakes. Or all four πŸ˜‰
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38 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

aww what a nice birthday dinner!

39 Victoria February 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

I love D-fly. My only beef with the Orlando location is they don’t have the crab rangoons like they do in Gainesville. Happy Birthday!
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40 Lauren @ Running Examiner February 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

Happy birthday, Meghann! I hope you have a wonderful one. Enjoy!!
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41 Ali @ Ali Runs February 8, 2011 at 9:32 am

Happy Birthday!! Mine was yesterday–February birthdays are the best! πŸ™‚
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42 Heather February 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

Happy birthday! hope you have a great day! I am only a few months behind you with the turning 26! eekk!
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43 Kacy February 8, 2011 at 9:40 am

Sushi is the perfect pre-birthday celebration. Yum! Happy Birthday girl!

44 rebecca lustig February 8, 2011 at 9:50 am


45 Jen @ keepitsimplefoods February 8, 2011 at 9:54 am

Happy Birthday! I had sushi last night too. Love such nights!
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46 Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope February 8, 2011 at 9:59 am

Happy birthday. I, too will be 26, but in 9 days. gulp. It’s all down hill from here.
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47 Jodie February 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I am so glad Menchies is coming to town. It will take me 6 minutes to get there.
Your meal looks so yummy.

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