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Dec. 9

It's my birthday for another half-hour, yet. I made myself a double layer chocolate cake that's cooling now, and some homemade chicken soup has been simmering on the stove for, oh... five hours now.

Mark got me a slew of presents for my last year of carefree childhood (hah! 29 ;p) - a white bathrobe, a hand blender, the newest release of Avatar on Blu-Ray, and an early one - Manga Studio EX. It was on super deal on Amazon, apparently, for only $10 more than the Debut version, and you get an extra content pack when you register on their website. Last night we watched the super extended collector's edition of Avatar, as well as most of the deleted, unfinished scenes before I got too sleepy.

I've been getting more work done (including a bunch for Ikkicon, if you'll be in Austin this New Year's), have some good work offers, have gotten into Anime Boston, Setsucon, Castle Point Anime Con, and Katsucon (though no one's gotten a final acceptance email from them, as far as I know). I've started to lose some of the weight that the super hectic late summer through late autumn con season put on, though I'm still not back down to my lowest (shut up, chocolate cake, it's my birthday! XD). Careful budgeting means we're slowly paying down our bills, but we rarely get to go out. Hopefully that won't be forever, though.

Maybe 2011 will be a better year (knock on every kind of wood)...

*thought for the day*
Great fictional and real heroes tend to share a trait with society's biggest failures - being too stupid to realize you can't do something.


( 8 whispered thoughts — leave your dreams behind )
Dec. 10th, 2010 04:58 am (UTC)
happy birthday!!
Dec. 10th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
:) Thank you.
Dec. 10th, 2010 05:04 am (UTC)
I don't know you very well but happy birthday!
Dec. 10th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
Happy birthdays are always appreciated. :)
Dec. 10th, 2010 11:50 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday!
Dec. 10th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
First, happy birthday again! Nice haul you took in for this, the final year of childhood- got anything left for Christmas? ;p I kid!

On the other hand, it sounds like you and Mark have about as active a social life as Pas and I. It's frustrating as hell when you want to do stuff but can't afford to.
Dec. 10th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday. :)
Dec. 10th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
Late to the Party: Happy Birthday! :D One more year till 30! Seriously, after 30, birthdays are optional. That's how I'm looking at it, anyway. XD
( 8 whispered thoughts — leave your dreams behind )