Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me (2016 Edition)

I'm late putting this up as last night was pretty crazy and I didn't have any time to write. However, yesterday was my birthday. Since it was on a Monday, we spread the celebration out throughout the weekend, starting on Saturday. 

First off, we made a quick stop at the local pasty shop to pick up my cake and then headed out to the card shop. I grabbed a box of 1993 Donruss for myself off the discount shelf and my son picked out a pack of Pokemon cards. As a present from my aunt who lives out of state, she had given my mom some money to buy me a box of cards with. After much deliberation, I settled on a box of Donruss Optic. After the card shop, we headed over to Walmart to pick up a few groceries and lucky me, they had a nice stash of the Topps Holiday boxes on hand so I grabbed one of those as well. Finally, we finished up with a birthday lunch at Red Robin and headed home. After all was said and done on Saturday, here's what I ended up with, including the two repacks I'd grabbed from Walgreens last weekend.

Sunday was a pretty relaxing day. I busted open the Holiday Box during the afternoon (more on that to come in a future post) and then settled in with some pizza and the WWE Roadblock special on the WWE Network. Monday, though, was my birthday proper. I wasn't able to get the day off work unfortunately so all the fun was saved for when I got home.

For dinner, my wife made her specialty, chicken fajita quesadillas. It's simple but amazing with chicken, bell peppers, onions, a shredded four cheese blend, and fajita seasoning. After I took the picture, I added some sour cream and chipotle sauce to both quesadillas.

After dinner and clean up, I got down to business and opened my presents. Sure there were a few practical things but once I got those out of the way, I opened the fun stuff. The shirts above were from my wife. Shinsuke Nakamura is by far one of my favorite wrestlers in NXT. He's had an amazing debut match against Sami Zayn and had a great series with Samoa Joe throughout the summer and fall. Plus, if you haven't seen his ring entrance with the violinists, look it up. The other shirt is from my favorite podcast currently, the 6:05 Superpodcast, which is a good mix of wrestling history, some goofy comedy, and general fun. 

I also opened up some mail that I had been sitting on for a while. Picture above are the contents of some PWEs I received from fellow bloggers that I'll show in detail in a future post. I also opened up my Secret Santa package and it was awesome. So awesome, in fact, that I don't want to spoil it until I do a blog post on it. All in all, it was another fun birthday weekend.


  1. Happy Birthday! Looks like a good haul.

  2. Happy Birthday! Nice haul. Shinsuke had an amazing debut, will be interesting when he gets called up.

  3. Happy belated birthday! Even though I'm not a fan of the current wrestling scene, I have listened to the 6:05 Superpodcast quite a bit over the last year or so, mostly for all the talk of wrestling history.

  4. Those chicken fajita quesadillas look amazing!

  5. Happy birthday Adam. Sounds like it was a fun celebration.