Monday, May 3, 2010

Free Comic Book Day Week! Also my birthday.

We helped Tyra move on Thursday, and I finally ended my eight month battle with Tyra's window screen. You see, about eight month's ago Dave and I were at Tyra's and she asked if we could help put her kitchen window screen back in. She managed to get it out some how, but it wasn't going back in. We spent a few minutes trying to pry it back in, but in the end we just left the screen braced outside, so it looked like the place was in the process of getting robbed all the time.

Well, she had a bottom floor apartment, so we removed the panes from her other window to move couches and things into trucks. While a group of people left to deliver stuff to her new place, me and Cassius stayed to clean. I spent about an hour and a half trying to pry the windows back into place using a combination of simple machines. Once the rest of the group got back it took three more of us to get he windows into place. From what I can tell, the window box has warped slightly over the years, and it's lower in the middle. It's a pain to put back. So after two hours of trial, error, and crushed fingers, we finally got the windows in place. I took the knowledge that I gleaned from this experience into the kitchen and took the window apart, and put it back together with the screen in.

Besides that, the move went swimmingly. At some point we found an all 80s music station on Tyra's TV. If you clean while Pat Benetar is playing, you feel like you're in an 80s movie montage. Nice. She bought us Pizza 73.

Darren's birthday dinner was at Reb Robin's. I ordered the blue cheese buger, which was a big mistake. I thought it would be like Fargo's blue cheese burger where the cheese is cooked into the burger, but it was just sort of lumped on top. Ick. The onion rigs were good, though. After dinner we played Rock Band and watched Birdemic: Shock and Terror. About half an hour of it. It's really terrible. Almost in the “so terrible it's entertaining” vein, but not enough to sit through the whole thing. We fast forwarded a lot.

Free comic book day was on Saturday. By the time I got off work and got to West Ed, all the Free Comic Book Day books were gone, but they had a bunch of overstock comics they were giving away. That's nice of them. Also, Marvel Essentials were only $6 (!!!!) and they had a few longboxes of trade paperbacks for ½ off. I bought a few. This week my comic haul was four Marvel Essentials, Hulk Vol. 1, and Aztec: The Ultimate Man. Wicked sweet.

I was brutally tired Saturday night, so I went to bed at 9:45 PM. I woke up at 2:00 AM completely wired. I watched 30Rock on my computer until 7:30, and then I made myself a big plate of nachos. At 9 AM I started getting sleepy, but I decided that I would stay awake all day to help reset my sleep cycle. To help that along, I drank a litre of Dr Pepper to get me through church. That was painful but it worked. Sunday night Ange brought over cupcakes because it's her birthday.

Oh, it's also my birthday this month, in case anyone wanted to to shower me with love and devotion.

For the Last Time... Don't Eat my Muffins!

1 comment:

  1. Hey - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you are having a fantastic birthday today. It must feel great every year to know that the entire country of Mexico is celebrating with you.

    with love from,
    Terri, Darryl, Spencer, Maryn, Evan and Jonathan