Friday, July 29, 2016

I'm 50 Years Old Today! How Did This Happen?

Man, 50 seemed really old when I was a kid. Now, not so much. Well, my body feels like it's 90, but in my mind I'm still a little kid. :)

I had a birthday party this past Saturday. I haven't had a birthday party in many decades. But, I thought 50 was a pretty big milestone. Instead of buying me a gift, my wife (with a little help from me) put the party together. It was held in my mother-in-laws church, because it was free since she's a member. It was decorated in a nerd theme with the colors being green and purple, representing my fondness of the Incredible Hulk (not the Joker as my brother teased lol).

I had a really wonderful time reminiscing with both old and new family, friends and co-workers. And now for some photos:

Food table 1.

Food table 2.

Memories table.

I was really happy that Ace Frehley could make it! :) 

The church even had a purple cross on the wall. But, I wasn't allowed to decorate it.

The church was a Pokéstop, so a bunch of us were playing Pokémon Go!

I had a white cake with cherry filling.


And now for some gifts.
Vintage Hulk comic and foreign Pokémon cards.

Toys 'R' Us gift card.

SDCC and Gamestop exclusive Cowboy Deadpool Funko Pop!

Everybody knows I have a t-shirt addiction. :)

Unleash the Hulk

The Muppet Show

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The End

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Monsterfestmania Is This Weekend!

The first annual Monsterfestmania Science-Fiction and Horror Show is this weekend in Akron, Ohio. It's put on by the same people that run the Akron Comicon, so I think it should be a pretty good show. I'll be there Saturday getting autographs, buying stuff and taking plenty of pictures. See you there!

For more info:
Facebook page
Facebook group
Event page

Monday, July 11, 2016

Funko Monday!

I guess this is becoming a thing. I didn't post this Sunday night because I downloaded Pokemon Go. Just what I need. Something else to distract me from the real world! :)

I went to The Exchange Saturday and picked these up. Luke Skywalker (The Force Awakens) Pop! and Glow-In-The-Dark Cthulhu Mystery Mini.

My Top 10 this week according to the PPG --

Monday, July 04, 2016

Celebrating The Bicentennial At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World and Disneyland both celebrated the USA's bicentennial from June 1975 to September 1976. In July of 1975 my family went on vacation to Orlando, FL. Me, my brother, dad, mom and grandma all piled in the station wagon on a two day drive from Ohio to Florida. We stayed in a rented condo and spent a lot of time in the swimming pool, ocean and fishing. We also visited Walt Disney World, Cypress Gardens, and Stars Hall of Fame Wax Museum. Today I'm sharing my photos from Disney World.

Ben Franklin picked my brother and me out of the audience to come up on stage with him. He gave a speech and then handed us both a copy of the Declaration of Independence and a metal.

My brother and me photobombed by grandma. :)

Alligator Swamp

The Pirates of the Caribbean

Jungle Cruise

Log cabin with a canon.

The Magic Kingdom

My brother and me on Main Street.

The Admiral Jim Fowler Steamboat

We probably had this guide back then, Wish I still did. 

I do still have this copy of the Declaration of Independence. I still have the medal somewhere.

I also have this Indian vest and necklace.

And still have the gun and tomahawk from my trip to Disney World 41 years ago!

Firecracker Labels

Happy Independence Day to everyone in the USA!

What's more American than blowing your fingers off with small explosives! :)

I found these firecracker labels posted in the Facebook group Vintage Monster Toys.
I thought they were really neat. Thank you to the original posters in that group.