Birthday was a complete success! We went out to the pub with friends for the evening and had lots to drink and eat and great conversation and just so much fun. I was a bit hungover today, but not too badly. I find the most important thing for me is to eat a lot after drinking, so I made the Boy make popcorn once we got home. He's useful that way.
Thank you everyone for your good wishes! I have many comments left to answer, but I'll get to them eventually.
I've been smiling all day overfor_hal! Some very wonderful friends of mine put it together with fic and art and good wishes and a few other things and you should go check it out! There's Prince of Tennis, Whistle!, South Park, and Kamen Rider Kabuto, and the layout is gorgeous and I just cannot stop smiling. Or flailing. You guys. You make me so happy. ♥
I only posted one birthday story of my own this year: Always Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide (InuKai). As usual, I completely underestimated how long it would take to write, but I managed to finish it up in time for Friday morning. This was a fun one even if it did totally wig me, for the same reasons Kaidoh was wigged.
I requested and received more South Park DVDs -- seasons 3-5! I ship Butters/Cartman. How about you?
OMG SPN! That might be the best episode yet. I wish I'd opened some reviews in tabs to read now.
I'm re-reading Gaudy Night, though I'm not quite sure why. I both love and hate that book -- so many of the characters are fascinating, but Wimsey is insufferable (probably because it's from Harriet's POV) and the mystery is a strange and unsatisfying one. However, I've never forgotten the use of the Latin enclitic -ne because of it.
I sleep now.