Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Big 3-0

Dave turned 30 with the most low-key "celebration" imaginable. Just for the record, this is NOT how I will choose to start my next decade, but opposites attract so it's all good. This was definitely a lazy, fattening birthday which was just what he wanted. That and not to be pestered with such odious things as singing, cakes, people, and presents. *sigh*

We kicked off the festivities Saturday night with dinner at JW's (our favorite steak place in the world) and stayed up insanely late. This caused us to sleep insanely late the next day.

Chewie wishing her dad a happy birthday.
A late breakfast of biscuits & gravy, and hashbrowns

Lunch at Tony's Little Italy. Told you this was a fattening b'day! This is the closest to "real" pizza you can get near us. The restaurant is owned by a family from Brooklyn and they must have the dough shipped in from up north. Dave loves real meatballs.

We then headed over the the Space and Rocket Center to see the traveling Star Wars exhibit

Had to take a picture of this because Dave made it back when he worked at SCS.
The Star Wars exhibit was neat, but waaaay overpriced. We went for the last group of the evening which gave us a $10 discount per ticket. Also, there were only a handful of people there so we had easy access with no waiting to all the hands-on stuff. Very nice.

A little movie presentation about robotics
Dave's personal favorite original movie prop

Wow Carrie Fisher was skinny! Think I'll complain about it whilst eating everything under the sun. ;)
Paying homage to the Sith Lord. This is an original costume from the 70's which was cool. Usually they are reproductions or ones made for Episode III. Just a little rant here (don't tell Dave) but what is up with Episodes IV-VI being made in the 70's, but taking place later in time and Episodes I-III being the newly made ones with III (dead in the middle) the last one made? That keeps me confused. And why use Roman numerals to label them? For that matter why does the main character have a Bible name if this was "long ago and far away" while everyone else has a cool spacey name? I mean, an extremely creative mind came up with all this and after years of working everything about this fictional world out to the point where some people get sucked into it like it's reality, you couldn't come up with anything better than "Luke." Anyway...
Storm trooper from the 70s
The models were really neat and make you appreciate all the hard work that went into making something of the original Star Wars' capacity before we had computer animation. Impressive.
There's my kitty-cat's namesake! And oh how appropriate it is for her. Think I just found some cat hair in my mouth. ;)
After all that walking around we needed to refuel! Bring on Krispy Kreme. After all was said and done, I gained two pounds from today (which I have since lost, thank you) and Dave stayed the same. ;) Happy Birthday, Dave! Love you!

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