Monday, May 05, 2008

Baby brother turns 30 and that means you're old

Austin and the rest of us celebrated his 30th birthday last Saturday in Vancouver at a place called Big Al's, not be confused with this. Big Al's was big in every way. I honestly believe it is the Northwest headquarters for attention deficit disorder. But don't take my word for it, go there. It's a sight to behold.

One side of the building has a slew of bowling alleys & a video game arcade with a decibel level that is mind-numbing. I kept wondering what it would be like to work there with all of that going on around you 8+ hours a day. On the other side of the building, there are 3 giant projection screens split into smaller screens so that you can effectively watch 9 sporting events at once. This is where the bar is and it over looks 8 regulation size pool tables and an eating area. Basically, it's Chuck E Cheese for adults without the animatronic singing mannequins. With everything so loud and bright, my ears were ringing when we left, like after you leave a dance club. I needed some hot tea and a good night sleep to get over it.

Austin, welcome to the 30's: where it takes longer to recover from nights out and tolerance for youthful indulgence begins it's sharp, judgmental decline.

I have to admit though playing pool with the family, kicking it with Ken on Dance Dance Revolution, shooting some House of the Dead Zombies, seeing Dad play Foosball in his own "special" way and watching Austin shoot some zombies was pretty rad. Video below.

Officially a Fire Hazard

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Happy Birthday, Dear Blah Blah...

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Kicking it Dance Dance Revolution Style

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Shooting bad guys

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