Something amazing happened on my birthday. The entire neighborhood threw a parade for me! No one has ever done that for me before! The kids on bikes even played the Imperial March from Star Wars as they went by and I did my best impersonation of Darth Vader’s breathing in response. I am beyond grateful!
I had an epic 29th birthday this year! For breakfast, my family and I had cake and ice cream. My mother’s favorite motto is “eat cake for breakfast” and she literally has a T-shirt and purse with those words on them. For lunch, we went to the Spaghetti Factory and had a luscious pasta meal. For dinner, we went to Medieval Times and watched a magnificent show! In the gift shop, I got to handle more blades. First, I handled a White Walker sword, which is a blade capable of killing a dragon! It was made of polymer instead of ice and no real edge. I also handled a falcata, which had the shape of a single-edged sword yet had the weight of a battle axe. In addition, I got to handle the Valyrian steel Catspaw Dagger from Game of Thrones. Although I found the dagger’s handle to be too crooked and unsightly ever since I started watching Game of Thrones, it was surprisingly comfortable to hold onto and easy to index the edge of the blade. I can see why some characters liked this weapon so much. Hard to believe that this dagger started the worst Westerosi civil war since the Dance of the Dragons. Overall, it was an epic day to remember and I look forward to my thirtieth birthday next year.