The missus and I have been so busy over the last few weeks that it seems like we’ve hardly had a moment to just sit down and stare relax. I think about it sometimes. Just going out to the park, sitting down and watching people walk by, watching the squirrels, and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city. I think fondly about the time we spent wandering around in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But then, I start thinking about the long list of things that just have to get done, and I put aside thoughts of having fun and relaxing for another day. Except for last Saturday.
Last Saturday, we decided that we needed some time to just relax and have fun, so we went to Times Square, stuffed ourselves with the all-you-can-eat shrimp dinner at Red Lobster and then spent about two hours wandering around in the Toys ‘R Us store, also in Times Square.
It was a lot of fun! Some of the toys were pretty cool, like some Hex Bug things I saw. If I had the time and space, I wouldn’t mind setting up one of those tracks myself. Some of the toys also sparked some good conversations, where my wife and I reminisced about the toys we had as kids and how they’ve changed.
I’ve always enjoyed games, puzzles and video games. That was a great way to spend the afternoon.
As for the picture above of me in the Stormtrooper mask, well, I put it on and asked a store employee if he’d seen any droids in the area. He said it was funny, but his eyes weren’t laughing. They should have been laughing. No, seriously though, he didn’t seem as amused by my lame joke as I was. That’s ok, though. The joke was more for me anyway.