"The Holidays"–2012–Part 1

So, where are we?

Late December, that's right, and that means the holidays.

And what kicks off the holidays?  December 22 – My birthday, of course.

It was a Saturday, and since the Mayans didn't kill us all off (or something like that), I got to celebrate it.

We got dressed up a little, we piled in the car and drove up to Wheeling for a late lunch feast at Bob Chinn's Crab House.  This is my favorite restaurant.  It's so good.


Some members V of the group clean up a V whole lot better V than others.


And then I got ready to rip into some crab legs.  I just couldn't fork over the coin for the king crab legs.  But I did use that yellow ripper and reduced that pile of snow crab legs to a mound of shell in no time flat.


With a little help from my little friend.  Oh, Mr. Bob Chinn's Mai Tai.  You are a thing of beauty.


Since it was my birthday, they brought over a peanut butter, banana, and chocolate pie that was outstanding (Oreo crust.)

Stuffed to the gills, we made it home.  The food coma started to set in for me.  BAD.  So I went in to take a nap, while Cora and the Daughter decorated my birthday cake.  (No bake cheese cake, I'm a a simple man.)

And then came the "showered me with gifts" part, including:


Yes! I got a POP! Captain America while wearing my Captain America T-Shirt!


And a pile of DVDs (Planes, Trains… The Dark Knight Returns, and the Firefly Series.)


And, no, I'm not yawning, I got a book that would help me speak Wookiee. Obviously, I'm practicing, much to The Daughter's chagrin.

Yup.  Good birthday.


Cora said...

LOL. I love the pictures you chose to use.

Dang it. We have A LOT of DVDs to watch, don't we?

SkylersDad said...

Good birthday choices, especially the Firefly series!

That Janie Girl said...

Happy late birthday!!

Snow crab, king crab, just be thankful you live where you can access such delicacies!!

I love crab meat…it's just kind of hard to get here in Midland.

Your ladies are gorgeous.

So. Cal. Gal said...

Looks like you had a good birthday, yawns and all. ; )

Anonymous said...

Bob Chinn's. Haven't been there in years. Of course, I wouldn't eat anything there now, but still. Great swag, too. I still suggest starting with Firefly ASAFP!

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