Big number 43 started off on Friday while I watched NCAA games with some friends: Ricardo, Billy, Smitty, JC and new wife as well as two friends I haven't seen in a long time from my co-ed football days. There were good games on so the night was a big success.
Unfortunately, when I went to bed on Friday night, I had a bit of tickle in my throat. It seems that maybe St. Paddy's Day and working out on Wednesday and Thursday was a bit much for my aging body. Or I just picked up a germ somewhere. Who knows? Saturday I slept in a bit and felt good enough for the day's adventures: a trip to Woodfield Mall, a movie and dinner.
At the mall I bought myself a bevy of birthday presents! Most of what I bought was softball related stuff, but I also bought new jeans and some stuff for the condo. Another packed day at the mall though. No recession there!
Then I went to see I love you, Man. It was a pretty good movie, nice premise, but Rudd's character is a little over the top at times. One thing that struck me in the movie is how much Sarah Burns looks like Alexis!! Here's her pic:
If I had a comparable pose with Alexis in it, I'd post it here next to her. If you see this movie and know Alexis, you'll know what I mean.
For dinner I headed down to Blue Island to a place I haven't been in about four or five years: the Maple Tree Inn. They specialize in Cajun style food and plenty of good beer. It's a really good, local-feeling place to go, though it's not too local for me.
Today I continue to recuperate basically moved from my sofa to go to church and work at the computer. I'm hoping I feel better tomorrow.
Thank you to those who serenaded me this weekend! My sister, Sue, and my niece Sommer, called me at 12:02 a.m. on my birthday to sing me happy birthday.....the grade school version with "...you live in a zoo...."My folks showed off their vocal skills at a more reasonable hour of the morning, and it was the nice version!! :-)