Jane came over on Monday, we had dinner, and watched Thor. Good story, some nice action scenes, and I was reintroduced to Natalie Portman.
We both managed to squeeze time in to watch Captain America during the week as well. I thought the story was better than Thor, but there was less humor.
We were ready for the weekend's big Avengers event. Oh, but first, I had to play super hero!
So we're driving back from the nursery with more than a half-ton of poo in the back of the truck, and Laura says, "Tom, I love you." Not the most romantic of environments, but she knows how to make me feel like a super hero.
Yes, that's about 1,400 pounds of mushroom compost in the back of my dad's truck. But have no fear, we defeated that pile of poo!
Here it is again, but this time spread over Laura's new garden bed. Talk about some smelly stuff.
I cleaned up and turned on the Cubs. No mistakes about it: they are NOT super heros.
Mail call! May I introduce you to Mr. Anthony Rizzo, my most recent eBay find.
Off to see the Avengers! Jane and I decided to pony up for the 3D price, and it was great. Two-and-half hours of pure super hero entertainment. Money well spent! No Natalie Portman though, although Colbie Smulders had a role (Robin Scherbatsky from How I Met Your Mother).
Just in case you're confused, that's Scarlet Johansson in the movie poster above. This is Colbie Smulders:
I can easily see why the movie is a considered a blockbuster. I would definitely recommend it, and you don't even have to possess the back story knowledge that the other movies provided, but it is nice to have and fun to catch up!
I got my first look at Paul Hoilman who was sporting a twenty-four game hit streak. He was raking like a single-A baseball super hero, until I jinxed him by showing up to the game. Sorry about that, Paul!
Today is graduation day at my high school. The seniors' last day was Tuesday and today I get to witness the culmination of their secondary education. In a small way, I feel a little bit like a super hero. Kind of cheesy, I know, but it is neat to hear the valedictorians' speeches and realize I played a small role in their lives. Congrats, grads!
And last, but not least, happy mother's day to my mom! She's a super hero in my book!