My birthday weekend
Admit it, you missed me --
I know I said that Id write as soon as I got the chance, and believe it or not, this was the first chance I got. You understand, right?
So how was my three day birthday weekend? Very fun. Very fun indeed.
On Friday I took my girlie to go see Master And Commander. Yes, thats an old movie, but she really likes it - or Senor Crow to be precise - and it just happened to be playing on my birthday. But even better was the "theater" it was playing at.
In our harbor we have a Maritime Museum that is home to a cool collection of ships. They have the steam ship Medea, the ferry boat Berkely, a Soviet B-39 attack sub that used to patrol off of our coast, the aircraft carrier USS Midway, the "HMS Surprise" from the Master And Commander movie, and The Star Of India which has sailed around the world 21 times.
And on the Star Of India, they had a special sail set up as a screen to view the movie on. Our seats were at the front of the ship and right behind the screen was the "Surprise" so it was really cool to see the movie and glance over and see the ship.
Before the movie we were told there would be a scavenger hunt on the "Surprise" and that the first couple back with the right answers would get a dinner for two at Anthonys. Blanca and I bolted for the ship, got the answers as fast as we could, and I literally raced another guy back to the finish line. I won the race, and thus we were the first couple back, but we got one answer wrong so we lost. Oops. It was still fun though.
To view pics from the day, go here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daboywonder/sets/610895
Then on Saturday Justin and I went to the Comic-Con. If you dont know what this is, you need to get out more. Its the largest - and most important - comic, movie, television, and pop culture convention in the world. Its a four day event thats held at our GIGANTIC convention center, and includes everything from an enormous showroom floor full of things to buy, various sized rooms and halls for panels and discussions - the two biggest being a 7000 and a 5000 seater, an autograph area full of famous people signing for free, bags and bags, and bags full of free stuff to take home, and no matter where you look... stars everywhere, sometimes literally rubbing elbows with you.
We got there at 7:30 in the morning and didnt leave until later that night and still didnt do everything we wanted to.
For those of you that arent into comics, youd still find way too much to do. And when youre all done, youll look forward to next year. Guaranteed. Its just a fun time.
To see pics from Comic-Con, go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daboywonder/sets/610919/
Then on Sunday my whole family - my girlie too - went to the Padre game for the now traditional "Sams birthday Padre game."
Game wasnt all that great, we lost, but it was the first time all of us went. And my girlie even bought me a ridiculously expensive Padre jersey that Ive wanted for a loooong time. I was a very happy boy. And shes the best girlfriend in the world. Period.
And then when we got back home there was a "surprise" party waiting for me. Yeah, I wasnt that shocked, but it didnt matter. Im not a birthday person, but I relaxed enough to enjoy it.
Im not going to list every single thing I got, but some of the things you might find of interest include:
- My niece making a cd for me that was kinda like "This Is Your Life" and was totally embarrassing. In a good way. Its funny cuz when I was a kid I was all happy and smiley when it was picture time, but when I got older I seemed to have turned into a grumpy old fart. And the pictures show it. Too funny.
- Alot of money for my laptop.
- My Padre jersey.
- A gift card for a bike so me and my girl can lose weight... I mean go riding.
- And Ive always wanted to be able to say "Ive taken off in a plane, but Ive never landed in one." I know, its stupid, but what can I say? Well, it seems like Ill be able to say that cuz I also got a skydiving package for me and the girlie. Woo-Hoo!
I could go on and on with what I got, but I shant bore you any longer.
And I could go on and on with this post, but again, Ill spare you.
Thanks again for waiting for me and not getting too upset. Ill stop from saying next time wont be so long of a wait, but I cant promise that.
But til then...
-- DBW --
Posted by DBW
at 2:09 PM PDT