Monday, August 28, 2006

Happy Birthday Review

Last week was my B-Day, and as tradition I always take the day off (legitimately of course.) As a kid it was always summer vacation on my big day so it never feels right to be working on August 24th. Shys woke me up bright and early with a surprise.. a Pirate theme breakfast party complete with hats and treasure arggghh.. and then more surprises. We were going to Toronto for a fun filled day that included visiting the CBC Museum, a micro brewery tour, diner and The Lord of the Rings musical! I was nerding out!

The CBC museum was very special to me because they had a display for the greatest kids show ever.. Mr. Dressup! I saw the Tickle Trunk, original story boards, Mr. Dressup's easel, and Casey's Tree House. For those of you that may not know who Mr. Dressup is well, he was like Mr. Rogers but cooler.

Mr. Dressup's Tickle Trunk!

Mr. Dressup with Casey at the tree house from the original show.

Mr. Pickles wearing a pirate mustache in front of the tree house.

Next we were off to the Steam Whistle Brewery which was only a few blocks away, and next to the CN Tower. The brewery is located inside an old train roundhouse which is now a historical site. The beer is oh so tasty, and the tour was most educational. It lasted about one hour, and for $8 each we got beer samples, the tour and souvenir glasses AND I got to "toot" the actual steam whistle!

The Lord of the Rings was fun times. At the start while everyone is still finding their seats the hobbits were running about in the aisle being fat hobbits. One lady hobbit was falling down (I think she was supposed to be drunk) and she flipped over the seats in front of us and kicked a young lady in the head by accident! Ahhh.. the thrill of live theater. We had a good time, as the rest of the show had less kicks to the head, and lots more singing. Hobbits and signing.. how could we not have a good time?

Shys, thank you for a wonderful B-Day!

2 Comments:

Blogger The Tart said...

Happy happy birthday!!!

Sounds like so much fun ... love the mustache Mr. Pickles, natch.

Big birthday smooch,
The Tart
; )

11:14 PM  
Blogger Trevor Pitt said...

Man, what a wicked B-Day! That sounds like the most awesomest time probably EVER! Great pix...and the 'stache is so "in" right now, Gringo! I don't think I could ever top that birthday trip, not even if Keira Knightley threw herself at me. Yours would STILL win. Happy belated birthday bruv. Pirate themes RULE! BTW: September 19 is "International Talk Like A Pirate Day"!!!!!! X marks your calendar! Ye been warned!

12:48 AM  

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