Today is my day of Birth, or as most in the western hemisphere would say, my birthday. I'm 26. It's the first birthday that I've ever had where I was depressed about becoming a year older. Why am I depressed about 26? Because 25 was the last birthday left with an added perk for a long time. When I turned 25 I could rent a car. What do I have to look forward to now? I'll tell you what: My senior citizen's discount at restaurants. And I don't get that until I hit 65. All I have left are decades. And I've never heard of anyone enjoying turning 30, 40, or 50. Maybe 60. Maybe.
So what did I do on the day of my birth? I spent the day with my co-worker, Silas, finishing our work on the castle above. This weekend we are starting a new teaching series on the armor of God. So I built a castle.
I also ate at a Japanese buffet called Todai. Editor's Note: My friends pretty much regret the decision to take me there. I'll let you figure out why.
I also built my own suit of armor out of a 30 gallon trash can and some metal tubing. I'll post a picture of that after Sunday.
The rest of the weekend is filled with more church prep and, even though I'm not sure where I'll find the time, I'm moving into a new place tomorrow.
Editor's Note: I wish that I hadn't sliced my hand open 4 times while cutting the garbage can.
As it turns out, I've gotten a lot of gift certificates to retaurants this year. Editor's Note: I wonder if my friends are trying to tell me something? Let's see if I get even more friends now that I have the means to get free food...