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29 July 2018 @ 09:52 pm
Awesome Day  
Today has been an awesome day. Went on a job with Chris and it didn't take very long. We ate at Steak and Shake after that then went to Target to look at Jurassic World figures. They didn't have anything in the stores I wanted. There is an awesome massive Mosassaur figure. I'll have to order it from Target because they don't have it in my local stores anymore. It's 28 inches long and very realistic. Then we came home and made huge progress cleaning the porch. I had to put many plants outside since I was doing shelf moving. It stormed and to work outside I had to wear rain pants and rain jacket. That was rather fun. I got the dinning table changed out to summer decor. August and Sept don't have any holidays to decorate for so I will just keep it a summer theme and may-be get some pirate related stuff to display. Summer Florida Pirate theme sounds good to me.

So here's my Birthday haul so far. More surprises might still be coming in. To me the whole month of July is just one big celebration.

First up on the left are mud flaps from my inlaws. They sent me a Visa gift card and I bought those with it. I have been wanting mud flaps for a long time. I hate mud and dirt flung onto my doors. This will help with that. Ok the big round thing, the book and the pretty green tow strap are all from Amazon and gifts from jokerforever and Chris. I combined the gift cards I got from them so I'm not sure how to think of who got me what. I guess I could say Chris got me the round break light, Joker got me the book and they split it on the tow strap. Ok so the round thing is a third break light that will go behind my spare time. That's going to look cool. The green thing is for towing other cars if they get stuck. You never know when you might need it so it's in my box in the trunk of ever growing safety equipment. And the book. I need to get detailed pics of that but it is a replica of the book Dr. Grant wrote in Jurassic Park that Tim Murphy had in this hand when he said, "I Read Your Book." The inside is just two pages with a forward by Richard Attenborough who was John Hammond. There's an index and then all blank journal pages. This is a fictional book after all so it wouldn't have any real info. Still it's life size and realistic. I LOVE it. The back has a short description and a pic of Dr. Grant out in the field. So yet another movie prop to my collection. I love this thing. Chris also got me Toy Story on blue ray. He's been changing out our DVD collection for blue rays. Not an easy feat as we have such a huge collection. The rest are cards, from my inlaws, from Chris and the budgie one is from actipton80. BTW off topic. Wanted to let you know, Actiption that I ordered a birthday gift for you today. It will be coming from California so keep an eye on the mail.

So not only that but today I finished the game Jurassic World Evolution. I beat it twice. I guess because the credits ran twice. One for when I completed all the missions and again when I got five stars on all the islands. But today I got the "I read your book" gold trophy. Funny this pops up again, that quote. It's probably the last trophy people get since it is unlocking all the info in the Ingen database. I got a 5 star rating on Isla Nublar and as I releasted dinos the last bits of data were unlocked and once I got that gold trophy it automatically unlocked the platinum trophy. I'm thrilled and so proud of myself. This is the first video game EVER where I got 100% game. I never cared about achievements, trophies or 100%. Well this game was special and just had so much I liked that I stuck with it. Great replay value and I'm looking forward to playing on Isla Nublar which is a sandbox island. Unlimited money and no one telling me what to do. I don't know what I want to do actually. I'm trashing everything and starting all over. Perhaps I'll try to recreate the original Jurassic Park as much as I can. Platinum trophy! Woo hoo!! I rock. Ha.

So yeah things are going very well.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on July 30th, 2018 09:06 am (UTC)
Wow, Julys are very good for you indeed!

Love your 'stash'. About the mud flaps, or mud guards as we call them here, I would not be happy if I bought a new car and it didn't come with them. Cool presents, all of them.

Sounds like you had a very good day, too. wow, a trip out plus all that work! To work out in the rain like that would have been fun :) So long as there was no lightning!
Desthagirion on July 30th, 2018 11:11 am (UTC)
Yes it's always a good month for me. I love it.
Thanks. Chris's truck came with them. I didn't think anything of it until my doors were getting too dirty. So it's been on my wish list for a long time now. Glad I finally got them. Wish I could put them on the rear tires too but I won't be keeping the stock bumpers so they don't make any that fit an after market bumper.
Working in the rain was fun. No lightning. It was just a nice downpour.
kabuldurkabuldur on July 31st, 2018 11:26 am (UTC)
Enjoy your month. One day to go :)

I've never heard of a vehicle not having mud flaps. There is too much dirt and mud and stones here I guess.

Glad you enjoyed your downpour and that there was no lightning!
actipton80actipton80 on July 30th, 2018 06:06 pm (UTC)
Looks like a nice haul including more Jeep stuff. I will be watching the mail for my present. Thanks in advance. Did you show the art inside my card to Bullet since I drew her again?

Have fun in your game on the sandbox island. The videos you make of the Jurassic World game are pretty funny. How do all those people get out of the way of the jeep so fast?

I think our spring wreath is still on the door. We don't have one for summer.
Desthagirion on July 30th, 2018 06:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks. All very good stuff. I haven't shown her yet but I will and will try to get a pic of it.

Thanks. I may go play that soon. I'm glad you're liking the videos. I forgot some stuff in the last one so I should have at least two more coming out. I love running over people in the game. I need to make a better one where I part them like a wave for a long time.

No wreath on my door currently. I need something for 4th of July.

Oh good I'm glad you saw this and know about the gift now. No word yet but hope it ships soon.
jokerforever: InsanlyHappy Spitejokerforever on August 5th, 2018 04:02 am (UTC)
This is a very nice gift haul. That's good that you got mudflaps to help combat mud and dirt being flung to your door, I can see the annoyance in that. I'm glad my gift card could help get you some nice gifts as well, the book, strap, and break light are nice touches. Also cool you have Toy Story for blue-ray as well.