Well yesterday was my 38th birthday. Yup, I had the dreaded Monday workday birthday and, man, was it a doozy! With Mark AND the Rise Guys on vacation, I had a lot on my plate on top of what is already a stressful start to the work week. Plus I had other irons in the fire and some unexpected fires to have to put out so let's just say my day was extra crispy! However, I had the support of many loyal listeners and Facebook friends that helped me get through it! That and last weekend made my birthday!
On my way to work on Friday I swung by the mall to take advantage of Tax Free Weekend and pick Tessa and myself up a pair of Chucks. Unfortunately, Journeys didn't have my size in the particular shoe I wanted so I had them order them for me.
After work on Friday, Tessa and I went to Regal Simpsonville Stadium 14 & IMAX to see the new Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy in IMAX 3D. The film was quite amazing and is now one of my favorite Marvel movies along with The Avengers, Iron Man and X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, I do not agree with my cousin Tonya's online assessment (or Facebook proclamation, if you will) that it was better than Star Wars. Granted an argument could be made for its superiority over the first installment (1977's Episode IV - A New Hope) which, despite being groundbreaking, was quite cheesy in many ways. However, the first sequel (1980's Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back) was FAR superior and is, in my humble opinion, the best movie ever made. So, no, I do not think that GOTG is better than SW but it was definitely a crowning achievement for Marvel!
The next day Tessa and I did some more shopping to further take advantage of Tax Free Weekend. Inspired by the movie and the advertisement before it started, I sought out the Nerf version of Star Lord's gun to add to my collection of toys in my office. And, lo, it was good!
And, as if to make up for yesterday, these were waiting for me when I got to work this morning:
I've said it before and I'll say it again, birthdays are awesome; getting old sucks! Therefore, I refuse to grow up! And, the next time my birthday falls on a Monday, I'm taking the day off! I don't care who's on vacation!