Last week I turned 31.  Not a great achievement by any means and not something I was looking particularly forward to.  Granted its nice to get presents from your loved ones, but each year makes turning 40 and middle-age even closer.   On Wednesday my actual birthday, Kari treated me to lunch at Quiznos and dinner from Cecil Whitakers, I also got my new Alpine car stero installed, not a bad day!  On Friday my mom and Aunt were in town for my adopted cousin’s wedding.  Dr. Guttman and The Kat took everyone out for dinner at Kobe Steakhouse.  For special occasions it doesn’t get any better than a hibachi grill.   The mix of food and showmanship by the chef make it a really fun night.  On Sunday my dad came into town a day before his flight on Monday to Utah.  Mr. Kotter was sporting his new “old man” glasses.  Plastic frames that are big enough to fit over his reading glasses.  You can see me modeling them on the picture below.

 

On Saturday KG and I saw The Dark Knight.  There isn’t much I can say other than this movie is absolutely terrific.  Its not so much a “super hero movie” as a heavy drama with super heroes.  It was simply amazing, and very well done.  All the hype surrounding this movie is warranted.   Go see as soon as you can.

There is a HUGE UFC card this weekend.  The main event which has huge title implications is being over shadowed by a pair of under card matches.  The return of the Next Big Thing, Brock Lesnar taking on heavyweight journeyman Heath Herring, and a match many are calling potential fight of the year in Roger Huerta and Kenny Florian.  This card is stacked and is guaranteed to deliver excitement.

Speaking of the UFC, Dana White has been doing video blogs all week long as he travels the country promoting UFC 87.  They’re pretty interesting and provide some insight behind the scenes.

Pictures from the Puckfest 2008 tournament I played in a couple weeks ago including one of me holding the trophy!

So who gets the Madden Curse this year?  The cover of Madden 09 on the Xbox 360 has Brett Favre pictured… in a Packers uniform.  I’m leaning towards the Packers.  I just can’t understand how you dump a Hall of Fame quarterback like Favre like yesterday’s garbage.