March 15, 2004


Last year on March 15th, I celebrated my birthday. By some strange coincidence, I'm having a birthday on the same day this year. (And still without Entenmann's St. Patrick's Day cupcakes, sadly.)

I turn 26 today. I'm not too sure what to think about that. A bunch of my friends are getting married and it seems like many of the rest are about to go back to school, so if I was going to judge myself by what my friends were up to I'd be very confused. I won't do that, then.

I have to say that Amazon Wish Lists are great. Everyone's who's given me a gift so far has at least looked at my wish list, and the results have been three books -- two from my list and one that I'm told is better than anything on my list. Looks like I have a lot of reading to do. (Speaking of which, I'm proud that I read some Real Literature this past week. I picked up John Steinbeck's The Moon is Down after a trip to the National Steinbeck Center back in December. It's a very good book.)

In case you're curious, here are the books I've received so far:

I've also celebrated my birthday by contributing to a Roth IRA, registering a domain name, and finishing my taxes. I guess these 26th birthdays get celebrated somewhat differently than the ones I had in, say, elementary school.