November 1st, 2008

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Is it funny that I was born on All Saints' Day?

What do I wish for on my birthday?

Christopher Walken reciting the lyrics to Loudon Wainwright III's "I Wish I Was A Lesbian."

And my continued ability to have as cool a life as I can and do as interesting work, including as interesting writing, as I can.

Yeah. At least one of those is very possible. :-)

I'll turn 35 in a few hours -- if I'm correctly figuring the change in when Daylight Savings Time starts, it will be at 9:10 a.m., because I was born at 10:10 at Emanuel Hospital here in Portland on November 1st, 1973. (My brother was born at 10:06 p.m. on March 31st, 1971. To this day he's relieved he wasn't born two hours later, though I think the goofy part of him kind of wishes that maybe he had been...)

Today is a me-day. I'm roadtripping this morning to my parents' place in Dundee -- laundry, computer stuff that's easier to do there, and Quiet Me Time. Then back into Portland, and picking up something yummy for a potluck that'll happen before s00j's Portland house concert tonight. I get to hear S.J.! A nice birthday present!

Added: Orenthal Hawkins, a.k.a. popfiend, wrote me a nice birthday message. So did Setsuled.
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    Danny Elfman's score to The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Good Omens

This week, on a very special xkcd (

First, the clogging of the Internet leads to desperate measures.
Second, Ron Paul sees the sitch, goes AH HELL NO and takes action. Sort of.
Third, the confirmation hearings go...poorly.
Fourth, there's balloon-blimp action. (And that's NOT a euphemism for anything, you sickos!)
Finally, everyone -- who has a talent for it -- lives happily ever after.

I roared repeatedly. (I also said "The in-jokes have come home to roost.") Thank you, Randall Munroe. And by the way, how the hell did I manage never to run into you at Pi-Con?

Make sure to arrow over each day's comic for alternate text.
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    Elfman's demo version of "This Is Halloween" where he sings every voice
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