Friday, August 17, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me

I'm not sure why I didn't plan to stay in Mass a little longer, as I don't have specific celebratory plans for tonight. I had that fun dinner monday, so I'm not feeling deprived. Then I am blowing glass tomorrow, might make it to a booksigning, got invited to an airshow that I can't make, and will have someone come over to watch Firefly and maybe help me move furniture. So the weekend is quite full, even though I'm missing the Honest Bob show at TT's in Cambridge.

As far as birthday presents go - I really don't need anything aside from kitchen remodel labor once my friend the architect finally has time to get me a fabulous design. And company. I could use company. I was thinking of having some scrapbooking type event mostly to motivate myself to get my souvenier stuff out of piles and into photo albums and it gets people over to my place. Or another cookie baking party. Or a viewing of Casino Royale or Bourne Identity.

That's not to say I don't like gifts, I just can't tell you what they should be. I made it into the acknowledgements of Suzanne Brockmann's Force of Nature, with my name spelled correctly this time! That's pretty cool. I got emails from my cousin and uncle, and likely have a card from Grandma in the mailbox. Mom and Dad sent a check in a card that sings "The 'Bear' Necessities" which made it even funnier that she also emailed me a link to bear scat because she found some in their suburban yard.

So. I'm having a good day. Hope you are too. I'm hoping the rest of my day involves more cake and less bear poop though!

5 comments:

Noemi said...

Happy Birthday, Arka! Hope you have a fun day followed by a fun weekend and hey, why not, a really good year too. :) Noemi

Shasta said...

Oh happy birthday! I almost missed it! And a major "eeewwwwwww" to the bear boo boo. >:P

Junior said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Meowm sends a hug and I send gentle headbutts!

Wade said...

Well, I gave you a happy early birthday, so here's a belated one to go with it!

CrankyOtter said...

Hey thanks all!

And my dad thinks the poo was maybe from a large deer, which would make more sense, because we hadn't heard about local bears and they've had deer in the yard for years and years. But also, you'd think my mom would know what the deer scat looked like. And she was right about the bobcat.

Noemi - how's the kumquat coming along?