Yes, today's my birthday, I'm 33 years old today. Here's something that means that I'm really grown up now: A couple of days ago I was thinking about my birthday, and how I haven't really been much concerned with it this year ... another side effect of all the free time, I think; like how weekends lose their meaning when you have all week off anyway. I was thinking about how old I was going to be this year, and for a while I had myself convinced that I would be 34. o_O Then I started thinking, No, that doesn't sound right ... and I did a little math, 2009-1976=33. Oh, right.
So, that's how you know you're a grownup - when you need to count back to the year you were born to figure out how old you are. :-D
It's been a pretty good day, nothing spectacular, but what do you expect on a Wednesday. :-) School was good ... today was the first day of class where we actually learned something. So that's a good thing. I think I'm going to like this course. I certainly like our primary teacher (who we met for the first time today) a lot. He's about my father's age, and as far as I can tell at this point he's a very good teacher. There's only about 15 students in the class so it's a pretty good learning environment ... except for the couple of random idiots who I hope will drop out soon. (Especially one, on whom probably more later. >:-) After class I went out to have dinner with my best friend C. at the latest reincarnation of my favorite Lebanese restaurant, and then we did a little bit of shopping afterwards. Thanks for spending the afternoon with me, C. :-) And thanks for my presents! Another book and another turtle figurine, that's exactly what I needed. Just like I'm sure you needed more DVDs. ;-)
Now I'm at home and one of my current TV favorites, The Mentalist, is on. So I'm relaxing in my comfy chair with the incomparable Patrick Jane ... and with a few presents waiting to be opened, of course. :-) And I've gotten so many text messages today. Aw. Oh, and miketroll started a thread on the BookCrossing forum to wish me happy birthday!! That is too sweet! Normally he hangs out in the Chit-Chat forum mostly, but since I so rarely go there he came to the Scandinavian forum to say it. :-) And he also sent me a book last week. BookCrossers are the best. :-)
But bloggers are wonderful people too. The first person to wish me happy birthday this year was Paz ... really late at night yesterday. :-D He was kind enough to send me an email informing me, among other things, that 33 is the chemical symbol of arsenic. Thank you, I really appreciated that. ;-)
Ooh, and here's something pretty crazy: One year ago today, I was in Egypt. o_O I seriously cannot believe it's been a whole year since that trip.
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