Sunday, August 15, 2010

Turning Forty: Part Two!


Had my 40th birthday party on Saturday, and a bunch of people showed up. It was hard for me to gauge the success of the party, being sort of off-kilter the whole time. I have a rather bizarre mix of personality traits, whereby part of me loves to be on stage and entertain people, while another large part of me infinitely prefers to lurk in the shadows, and enjoy myself vicariously by making sure everyone else is having a good enough time, without reference to me...

All that to say, I *think* everyone enjoyed themselves sufficiently, but I'm not positive...

Wifey and I... and Keno...

We ate fruits & veggies, sandwiches and sodas, primarily. Everyone brought me a card, which was nice of them. I think all told, there might have been 30 people or so. I tried to get some good pics, but there weren't very many good ones to choose from. Here's a few...

Outside with Johnny, Jayson, Abbie, Keno, Rebecca, Chris, Rebekah and Grace. Abbie is about to kiss her soda for some reason. And Rebecca just didn't want to be seen, so she turned away... (kidding, she was talking to Rebekah...)

Grace and Jayson, lounging around...

Vye, Dimitri and Yanni, probably talking about Starcraft 2...

"Happy birthday to yooouuuu..."

Boggle time! Guess who won? :D

Say cheese!

Bob, Stan and Russ, talking about guy stuff, no doubt...

My brother John left a message for me on one of the unused Scrabble boards...

All in all, I was happy with the event. Many thanks to my wife and mom for making it happen. After we left, I went home and had sushi and Starbucks, and worked more on the camp video. A great way to end the day!

Other odds and ends:

- Yanni finally started a new blog! Yay! Now everyone else will be able to experience that crazy brain of his! I feel like a glutton not sharing... I trust you'll enjoy him as well, as he gets his blogging feet under him. Once it gets rolling, I'll add a permanent link to the sidebar.

- I got a new iPad for my birthday from my sister! What a gift! I already bought the Boggle app for it! I got $40 in iTunes cards for my birthday, so I'll have fun browsing for apps, songs and books.

- The latest Pooter videos have been terrific. Here's Episode 111 and here's 112. Enjoy!

- I won a book called Solitary by Travis Thrasher, in a give-away on Fiction Addict. Yay for free books!

- Saw this cool car + trailer combination on the road the other day... click to make it bigger...

How cool to design the trailer to be just like the car...

OK, I'm done. I had other "40" stuff to post about in a third post, but I think the theme has run its course. I'll be back to "normal" with the next post...

Hope y'all are doing well.

Dave XXXX

4 comments:

Abbie said...

hmmm, yes... not sure why I am kissing that soda... I did have fun dave :) and I'm bummed I couldn't challenge you with boggle! or at least help out hte other 7 players try to beat you haha :)
ooohh, yanni blogging!?!? should be interesting :)

Drydoryssus said...

Happy 40th Birthday Dave, if you don't mind the cliche ... Found the meaning of life yet ?


On a side note, there is theological material around to skim concerning your pondering of the divine. Some of it quite classic, at that.

For example, while on the Heaven & Hell issue, you bumped into the concept of Predestination, a major part of Calvin's protestant doctrine already.

For starters, here's an extract of Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the Modern World (Part I) drawing (literally) a brief outline of this idea :

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Page 3

I strongly recommend buying the whole Cartoon History series, by the way. Maybe on your next birthday ...

Mattson Tomlin said...

you and your boggle.... Happy Birthday!

logankstewart said...

Happy Birthday, Dave. Hope it's great, and the iPad, too.