Last week I made a comment about my being a geek and I got a bunch of comments telling me "not to feel bad" about it. I was a bit shocked, as I most definitely enjoy being a geek. Oh, that and it's my birthday today.
Music in this entry was provided (of course) by two different sources. The opening notes are of course by defunct nerd-rock scholars of awesome To Slay Zombie Newton. Closing music is, unsurprisingly provided by my own project Happy Wednesday - the song used is Ride of the Belkies specifically. Yeah, I know, I can't get enough of that strange little video.
Normally I spend a few paragraphs in these entries elaborating on the content of the video and providing broader context, but I think I explain it fairly well in the video. That in mind, I thought I'd touch upon the other stuff going on in the text of this entry instead.
So, yeah, today is my birthday. I am officially 27, and apparently finding myself to be in my Late-Twenties instead of Mid-Twenties. I hate the question "Do you feel older?" because I never know how to respond. I don't mind that I'm a year older than I used to be frankly, age is sort of an arbitrary thing in my world. I feel as old today as I did yesterday, regardless of whether or not my official number has ticked up a notch. I'm having a small Birthday dinner with my parents tonight, which is just sort of weird, as I haven't done anything for my birthday since I turned 18 really. Heck, this is the first time since my 18th birthday that I haven't been in Eau Claire on my birthday.
It's very, very strange.
On the upside, I can at this very moment smell the chocolate cake my mother is baking for me, and it smells absolutely delicious. My mom's chocolate cake is one of my favorite things in the world. I think it may be the nostalgia it brings back to me, or just the fact that it tastes so good... in any case, I'm happy I'm having it, as it's been several years since I last had it.
In the non-birthday land, this weekend, in theory, I was supposed to help move my brother David's girlfriend Mary out of her apartment, but due to the truck not actually being available, it was cancelled... which is irritating beyond all belief. Geh. Eventually I may or may not be helping with that, who knows. It's very frustrating though, as the cancellation was incredibly late notice.
Last night I hung out with Derek. His house smelled like fumes, as he's building puppets for a puppet based production of "Night of the Living Dead" he's helping out with that's being performed in October at a Horror convention. It looks hilarious by the way. Anyway, we ended up at one point meandering down to Tosa Fest, a small outdoor festival in downtown Wauwatosa. While down there, we ran into a guy we went to highschool with name Carl Floyd (I think I got that right). We ended up talking for a while, but it took me
Half the time to remember what the heck his name was
Another chunk of time to remember how I knew him in the first place
Most of the evening to remember that I seriously disliked him
Geh. Ah well, such is life. That's always the problem with running into people you haven't seen for almost a decade - it's sometimes hard to remember who is a jerk and who isn't.
Anyways, thought I'd keep you posted on how your successor is doing. Meetings with Deb are surprisingly fun, the handbook's done, our training sesh is on Thursday, and I'll be damned if my friendship with my secretary ain't complicated. At least the good thing is that so far I have ZERO cases waiting for the board to hear right now.
You will be there in spirit, my friend, if not in our similar hairstyles.