Nearly two weeks ago now, I celebrated my thirtieth birthday. However, you can save your old jokes for someone else. I just don’t feel old. In fact, I feel like I’ve finally reached the point I’ve been working towards all my life up until this point. It’s actually a great feeling. Of course, a big part of that is because I have a wonderful wife to spend my days with, not too mention good friends and a loving family. Those things will make anyone feel great, no matter how old they are.
Angela got me an appointment for a massage at one of the fancy spas in Carytown. It’s not something I do a lot, but man is it relaxing. My back and legs felt great after-wards, which was nice after all the moving the prior weekend.
Next, Angela and I went out to a really nice dinner to celebrate all three decades of me. She too me to Bookbinders in the Bottom. It was a really fun evening and she let me just geek out over cameras (more on that in a moment) during dinner. While he didn’t exactly come over to wish me a happy birthday, the Mayor was over at the next table chuckling with a guest. Angela and I shared a nice bottle of d’Arenberg Grenache Shiraz with our dinner. We had a seared tuna appetizer, served with soy and wasabi. I had the special of fillet and New Orleans grilled shrimp served in garlic sauce, while Angela had the fillet with crab meat. We shared some of the mashed red potatoes with our meal. For desert I had the black chocolate cake ala mode and Angela had The whole meal was wonderful and while I may not be back there too often, it will be something well worth the wait.
Other random things that happened on (or right around) my birthday that are of interest to me and felt like gifts:
- I am reading the new Hunters of Dune book by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson. Of all of the Dune books by these two to date, this one seems like the best written so far. I’m really enjoying it.
- The third and final season of Arrested Development came out on DVD and I watched it in two nights.
- Plan B was approved to go over the counter. Good news for women everywhere, provided their old enough to vote (I’ve written about Plan B and pharmacists before).
I’ve got lot’s more to tell about my birthday and what all has been going on over the past couple of weeks, but I wanted to go ahead and get started and start from the beginning.