Yesterday, which I took off from work, was official Day #1 of my planned selfish B-Day weekend.
My plan was to "sleep in", which didn't work out quite as planned. I had this goal of 10 a.m., but as the clock crawled past 9 a.m., I was about crawling out of skin with boredom, so I nixed that plan.
Next on the agenda was to research Cinco de Mayo, part of the reason I took Friday off.
I'm an all-American mutt, but the two strongest parts of my heritage are Irish and Mexican (which means I drink a lot and then pick fights with myself). Seriously, though, I wanted to remind myself of the importance of the holiday -- not because I claim any credit for the actions of that side of my heritage (I personally believe no one can take credit for heroic actions unless they performed said actions), but because I think it's important to understand specific examples of heroic tenacity and sacrifice.
This day is about 4,500 Mexicans defeating 6,500 French soldiers, through "a combination of their tenacity, inhospitable terrain, and a stampede of cattle set off by local peasants". Amazing.
Then, it was off to catch Mission: Impossible III -- really good movie.
Then, it was off to Fry's to treat myself to Halo 2:Original Soundtrack Volume 2, which is (for me), much better than Volume 1. Then to Dragon's Lair to visit my oft-abandoned comic book pull box.
Cinco de Mayo dinner was at Chuy's (of course) with loved ones, then home, where we caught up on recorded TV for the week, and I further treated myself to the first 10 issues of New Avengers.
Man, Brian Michael Bendis knows dialog ...