Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thirty Flirty and Thriving

This past week something pretty fucking epic happened to me. 

I turned thirty. 

For much of the past month, I've lived in fear of that infernal number, however, the day came and went and shit doesn't seem that different. 

I did have a sweet party.  One filled with great friends, great food, a awesome pinata, and an epic amount of cornhole.

Lucky for me, I have some very awesome people in my life, and many of them were thoughtful enough to hook me up with some sweet gifts.  Getting an entire fancy beer, pie and cake on your birthday is hard to top, but I also got a big ass stack of metal CDs loaned to me from a friend for listening and iPod uploading purposes.  My busted air hog got replaced with a shiny new one.  (Pay no attention to the suggested age appropriateness...these things are super fun!)  My brother sent me walkie-talkies which come in handy when some of your buddies live just up the street. 

The gift that takes the cake though came from my very thoughtful and loving lady.  Using some crazy stealth/stalker techniques she conspired with Intrepids artist Scott Kowalchuk on a commissioned sketch of a sweet Adam West Batman taking on Scott Waggoner as the Shade.  (That's the sketch up in the corner!)  The sketch is also the featured post at Scott's Snazzy Sketchblog at the moment, a site worth checking out if you wanna see what one of the great up and coming artistic talents in comics is up to. 

Oh, and P.S. or whatever...I know things have been sorta slow post-wise around here lately, but I'm on summer break after tomorrow, and my "stuff to review" pile is loaded with, well, stuff to review.  So things should pick up around these parts.  Peace!


Danielle Zappavigna said...

Happy Birthday! Being 30 rocks :-)

Ryan said...

Thanks mummazappa! So far its been pretty good.

Justin said...

It was great coming down and reconnecting with everyone after being away so long. Can't wait to do it again. Let me know what you think about some of those bands and albums. I'm always on a quest to discover new and original metal.

Ryan said...

I've been slowly working my way through the stack of metal. Was listening to the Immortal album last night...pretty good stuff.

Bryce L. said...

Happy B-Day, sorry I'm late. :)

Ryan said...

@Seak- Thanks sir!