So today was my birthday! I love having an October birthday. I love Fall, and I love that it's the beginning of Halloween seasonl when I celebrate the day of my most holy birth.
I woke up to pancakes!!! And not just any pancakes:
A Jack 'o Lantern! A birthday cake!
A heart! A Halloween cat
(you can't tell because he's made of pancake, but he's a witch's BLACK cat)!
I'm not a big fan of birthday cake. I'll eat it, but it's not my favorite. So my wife always makes me a peach and strawberry pie instead! This year, on my pie dead Cthulu lay dreaming!
These are the birthday cards made for me by my kids. The two on the left were made for me by my two little boys (with some help from Mom) the one on the right was made by m 13 year old daughter. Who rocks.
Custom wrapping paper! The three bottom packages were all decorated by my kids. The top pile were all wrapped in some awesome paper my wife's been sitting on for a while. So what did I get?
Rick Yancey books! I talked a bit about why EVERYONE should be reading Rick Yancey's books a little after last year's Christmas. That all still holds true. I now officially own all of the YA books that Yancey has written. They're usually pretty graphic and ghastly... so I have that to look forward to. I probably won't get to any of these until after Halloween, but that's okay.
Some great Halloween-themed gifts! Here we have a novel called Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge, and the AWESOME stop-motion animated film, Paranorman in a Blu-ray DVD combo pack.
And finally, a couple of DVDs. The excellent faux-80's film Take Me Home Tonight which I can't recommend enough to people who love 80's films... and whuuuaah? Cops and Robbersons? Leonard 6? What Planet are you From? Why did I get this abysmal four pack of movies? Wait... four pack? I only listed THREE movies just now!!! What's the FOURTH one?
I love the movie Vibes. LOVE IT. Can't wait to watch it again and again actually. Not even kidding a little bit... (and actually, I don't hate Leonard 6 as much as most people seem to... it's bizarre but enjoyable for me).
My wife also took me out for dinner at a place called Maine-ly Meat for dinner and I ate my bod weight (which is considerable) in chicke, pork barbecue, baby-back ribs, and hot sausage. With beans, cole-slaw, potato salad, and cornbread on the side. Then we took a handful of boxes home, full of leftovers. Yum.
So that was my birthday! Happy birthday to me!
I'll be back soon with more Googly-eyed Goodwill Goodies! Until then Happy Haunting!
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