Well, I happied my way through another solar return (aka birthday). It was a good day overall. I went to the home town to see the family and we had our traditional Oktoberfeast dinner on Sunday. It was actually done on September 30, even though it is called Oktoberfeast. Dad cooked sauerbraten, red cabbage, and potato dumplings and we all stuffed ourselves like true gluttons. I was full the rest of the day and night. Egads.
I got stuff I wanted for my birthday and I am very proud to report that I did not receive a granny coat this year. Thank God. This time, when my mom said "What do you want for your birthday?" I was Johnny on the spot with a frickin answer. I left nothign to chance. I told her exactly what kind, what thread count... etc. hehe. I got a new set of luxury linens and that makes me happy. You can never have too many sets of fine linens.
My sister gave me the music I need to get me through my life. She got me some CDs I wanted. The star of the show is the Blue October CD. It is a re-release of their last CD "Foiled". This one is called "Foiled for the last time" and it includes a live CD with the re-released studio recording. It has a documentary on the dvd which I haven't seen yet. But I listened to it all the way home and I just love it. I loved everything I'd heard by them on the radio, but it turns out, I love the whole damn collection. They are going to be a big fave of mine. I can see it coming.
There is something about the lead singer, Justin, that touches me. He has lived what he's written in his music and the lyrics are just brilliant. There is so much emotional quality in his voice, it just cuts through me. I love this music. If I don't watch myself, I'll cry. Not so much because it's sad but just because something in it touches me. I love it. I got the new KoRn CD and it sounds like they are moving towards writing movie scores. I can tell which songs are going to emerge as faves already. They are maturing as men or something and I kind of miss the immature screamers they used to be. hehe. I like the chaos.
In other fabulous birthday news: I had a great surprise at 12:01 am, the very first minute of my b-day. My current sweet companion in SL proposed to me in game at 12:01 am on October 1, so Miss Scarlett is now officially hitched. I had never been partnered before, though I had been collared once. hehe. The process works like this: When one wants to propose to someone, they sort of sign up through the SL website and then an email is sent with a personal message from the proposer. Then, the proposee either accepts or declines. I accepted, happily.
I'm a commitment-phobe in real life, but I think I can do this thing in Second Life! It's good stuff. My real life love life is total shit, but my SL lovelife is kicking. haha.
I'm going to try to be kinder to myself this year. That's my goal. I'm off to a good start! I'm having a massage today after work. I'm going to try to slide out of here early to get a jump on the traffic.
In fact, I'd better wrap up my business of the day so I can do that!
Catch you kids on the flipside...