Birthday 34

It’s my birthday today and I’m 34 years old. A hearty thanks to the folks who have sent me good birthday wishes via the various communication mechanisms at their disposal including, but not limited to: Twitter, Facebook, email, snail mail, text message, BlackBerry messenger, Google Chat, and telephone. I do appreciate it.

The day ain’t over yet, but it’s been a good birthday so far.

Last night my parents came by for a little while to visit. It was good to see them and they left a funny “Dadcat” shirt (because my girl cat lays on my stomach just like the cat on the shirt), some cool Hawaiian boxer shorts made from bamboo, and a pin from the Maui Hard Rock Cafe (I have a small collection).

One of our cat boys, Stan, started the day out by wishing me a happy birthday very loudly from outside the bedroom door. He provided an enthusiastic serenade about the day from 5:00a all the way until 6:00a when Jenn got up to get ready for work. He is outside the office door right now wishing me a happy birthday still. Still loud. Still enthusiastic. Lovely.

Jenn gave me her gifts before she left:

I’ve got the day off from work, which means I can do whatever I want, including not putting any gel in my hair. My head looks like a dandelion puff, but I’m cool with that.

After I’m done here, I’m going to go to McDonald’s and treat myself to a bacon, egg, and cheese McGriddle, my favorite. Then I’ll probably do some more mundane things like shopping at Costco, but I’ll be savoring the memory of that McGriddle, man.

I don’t know if we have some friends coming over tonight or not. If so, cool. Either way, I may end up rolling some Borderlands with my dad. We’re trying to crack level 40. Since the DLC for it is on sale next week, we’ll probably grab it then.

Tomorrow… well, there’s a family gathering, but it’s not for my birthday - it’s for my cousin who recently passed. Sort of a downer, so we’ll just move on. (Also, I anticipate a lot of “What have you been up to?” questions which I can’t answer because how do you explain “implementing multitenant dependency injection in Autofac” to a non-technical person?)

Sunday I do have some friends coming over and I anticipate there being some Rocking and Banding the likes of which have never been seen before. Or maybe we’ll just get some dinner. Either way, that’ll be fun.

So, again, thanks to those who’ve sent in birthday wishes. It’s time for me to go get my McGriddle!