Today, I turn the corner on a quarter-century, having survived on this planet for twenty-five years. Considering that my immune system often attempts mutiny and I've got extra pieces of brain in my brain, the fact that I've made it this far is an achievement all unto itself.
Despite it being a major holiday and all, I don't have a whole lot planned by means of celebration. The way things worked out, today is going to be a day of errands and appointments. It's not all bad, though. The Boss has an appointment for her first official ultrasound, so we hope to get a better picture of what Baby Badass looks like currently. After that, I get to sit in the waiting room of a dentist's office while The Boss gets one of her teeth filled. Other than those two things, though, the day is open. I have the day off from work, so I shouldn't really complain about anything else. Actually, I'm on vacation again and don't return to work until the 29th, so I definitely shouldn't complain.
When I was growing up I remember asking my parents for certain things for my birthday during the weeks leading up to it. It was usually Lego-related, but what else is to be expected from a growing geek? Once you are an adult (at least allegedly), asking for things for one's birthday is still allowed, but you won't get taken seriously if you ask for toys. Trust me. I found that out the hard way. Instead, I've asked The Boss to place on order the new Stephen King book that comes out in November so I can get a first edition. That's it. I try to keep things simple.
That doesn't mean that I don't want other things, of course. I'm a geek, which means I want pretty much every new shiny gadget or anything new and electronic that exists on the market. I talk myself out of getting half of that stuff because I don't truly need any of it, but the want for new gadgets still lies within me. I just need to befriend some generous rich people so they can buy me shit. Like this. And this.
At any rate, I hope my birthday passes with no big hoopla. I just want a laid-back day with some comfort food for dinner. I'm just another year older and another year wiser... or at least that was the goal.
Happy Monday, folks, and Happy Birthday to me.