We celebrated my 32nd time surviving the Earth orbiting the sun yesterday with our friends Michael and Laura. We started with some food at Buster’s Texas BBQ before heading off for some bowling at the Sunset Lanes. After a couple of games of cosmic bowling, and a lot of fun being not competitive at all (grin), decided we weren’t quite ready to call it a day. We finished the day with a trip to the movies to see the new vampire flick Daybreakers. Pretty gory in places but with a strong story, I enjoyed the movie and was pleasantly surprised by the ideas presented in the plot. Willem Dafoe delivered a great performance. He’s certainly good at playing the “grizzled scary dude”.
I love the food at Busters and had a great time with a plate of beef brisket, pork spare ribs, beans and rice. They really know how to BBQ there and seeing the meat carved right in front of you at the counter is great. I’ve always loved to bowl and had fun knocking down some pins. For being more than a decade since I took it seriously, a 132 and 127 wasn’t half bad either. I’ve considered getting back into bowling and am wondering if that’s where some of my birthday cash might go. Still not sure yet. I have close to $200 to spend and I can already feel it burning a hole in my wallet.
It was great to see our friends and to celebrate my birthday quietly. I’ve never been one for big parties. I’m looking forward to a nice relaxing Sunday tomorrow, perhaps some video gaming, a bit of TV, and I might start working on my new citadel miniatures. I’m 32 now. Time to play with toys and games like never before.