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.
Since my first book came out, my family and I did a little tradition whenever I finished a new book. After typing in the last letter of a manuscript, my family and I would celebrate by going to Claim Jumper. While there, I would have a full rack of the BBQ ribs with two sides of french fries and a side of BBQ sauce. For the cherry on top, I would have a slice of the chocolate motherlode cake, which is nine layers! It is always such an epic occassion that brings the family together and completes the sense of fulfillment I get when completing such a big project.
I went to a baseball game tonight and our team won. As a celebration, there was a magnificent fireworks show after the game. It was epic!