Daily Update: Another year older and what do you get?
Today I get another year older. My wife and my favorite daughter surprised me with a few things. First was letting me sleep in until 10. I haven’t done that in a long time and after this week I needed it. I just needed to shut down for a good long time and I woke up feeling quite good and ready to go. They then surprised me with breakfast in bed. That was awesome.
There won’t be much celebration today, and that’s fine. Today I took the day off from work. Last night we went to the Del Mar Fair. Here’s a breakdown of what I ate.
One and a half 1/2 pound polish sausage sandwiches
One fried oreo (we all shared)
One fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich (oh yea!)
A couple Australian Battered fried potatoes
Chocolate covered bacon!
Root Beer float
I feel like I ate a lot more than that. I’m sure I’m forgetting something. For me, the fair is about eating. Sure there are rides, there’s a lot of shopping you can do. One thing we did pick up was a portable boombox. This thing is pretty cool. You hook it up to your ipod, iphone, mp3 player, and they attach and sticky pad to anything hollow. A cardboard box, a pizza box, a Styrofoam cooler, nearly anything and it turns that item into a speaker. I have yet to try them out, but them seem really cool.
The fair is a lot of fun. On July 4th Weird Al will be at the fair so I may end up going back for that. Admission is free unless you want to sit closer to the stage. Even them they’re only around $30 and limited to a small number of tickets. I’ll worry about that when I get back.
Yes. I’m going on vacation for a week. A week away from the computer. A week away from everything. I’ll probably still do a small daily update while I’m on vacation just to keep the daily updates flowing out. I’ve got an unbroken streak going. I don’t want to break it now.
We’re heading to Palm Desert for a family vacation with my wife’s family. There will be a lot of us. Not sure how many, but it’ll be a bundle. No matter how may go we’re going to have a great time in the heat and by the pool. There will be much relaxing and much eating. I might even get in a work out or two. After all that fair food I need to do some working out.
It’s time to start packing and getting prepared. We travel tomorrow! I might even be able to get a picture of a duck or two. To tide you over until I get back, there is this little news snippet the Millican sent to me.