Quote of the Day

I’m having a hard time processing the death of Chadwick Boseman, a man who was more of a warrior than any of us realized. I hope these words he spoke as T’Challa in Black Panther will continue to inspire us:

Wakanda will no longer watch from the shadows. We can not. We must not. We will work to be an example of how we, as brothers and sisters on this earth, should treat each other. Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe.

Twelve!

Today is Ladybug’s 12th birthday!

We got an early start to the day, so she could open her presents before breakfast. She received a lot of new Lego: Avengers sets, which she was very excited about. She had, however, figured out what our gift to her was before she opened it, which was disappointing to me.

She planned out every detail of her day, which involved watching a lot of Avengers movies (including Iron Man and The Avengers), plus the Lego Movie 2. I was a big fan of the dinner she chose, because it’s also my favorite…Reuben casserole. And she picked a very chocolaty cake for dessert, filled with both dark and white chocolate mousse, and topped with a whipped chocolate ganache. I couldn’t resist adding trick candles!

I think it was a very fun birthday…I hope she had as good a time as I did!

Quote of the Day

I love this quote by Tony Stark in The Avengers, because it’s shows that Tony is only able to figure out Loki’s plan because he recognizes himself in the villain. I really appreciate that even though they’re superheroes, the Marvel characters are flawed, and can admit their flaws, to boot.

“This is – this is opening night. And Loki, he’s a full-tilt diva, right? He wants flowers, he wants parades. He wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered…” Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in The Avengers

Quote of the Day

“Dr. Banner, your work is unparalleled. And I’m a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous, green rage monster.” Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in The Avengers