Twenty-one years old. Good God, I can't believe I lasted this long.

There's a distinct lack of alcohol in my immediate future as there's no booze in the house, but that's okay, I don't even like the feeling of being mildly tipsy. And the thought of going out is just silly, because Mom's making a roast for Billy-twin and I and who needs a restaurant when there's a lovely hunk of beef waiting to be eaten?

(What, I'm an Italian and a carnivore. I like food, sue me.)

Looking like it's going to be a quite birthday otherwise, but that's okay, too. Chatted with my old high school buddy Caitlin on Facebook, and we made plans to meet up at the Cask and Flagon for burgers, beer, and gossip once I roll back into Boston around the 16th. Probably going to spend the rest of the afternoon huffing about where the hell UPS is with my last gift for my brother and the gift for myself. (Hahaha, latest Nightside book you WILL be mine!)

Going to go poke Billy-twin, then Mom and Dad, then maybe flop on the couch with Skinny and a book. WoWing will happen later this evening, yupyup.

Man, I should really update this thing more, shouldn't I?



Am twenty. No longer a teen, but still a year away from being able to legally obtain my own booze. (Not that big a deal, though, since I am a lightweight. I need to drink my Bailey's with a generous helping of light cream mixed in, for crying out loud.)

I'm currently in the kitchen, working away happily on Speirs as Mom makes a cake. (Or, well, frosting - she has neither the inclination nor the materials to make an entire cake from scratch, especially since there's one the in the fridge from a bit ago. Still, she said we'd have frosting, and Billy and I did a happy dance.) Mail has been received, and Billy and I are still working our way through the card Grandpa sent us; decoding his chicken scrawl is something of a family effort.

(He included some cool little things, too, including a postcard from the 1910s sent by his (then) future father-in-law, my Great-Grandpa Morrill, to his family from his posting at Camp Kelly, Texas. As Grandpa puts it, he "was in the cavalry when they had feet, not treads," and fought in France in WWI. The history geek within me is happy.)

Textbooks have been purchased, and birthday money has been received. Mom's going to take the twin and I to the bank tomorrow so we can deposit our Christmas and birthday money and then we're heading into Hyannis to do some shopping. (Including picking up one of my gifts, an actual camera! The Best Buy website refused to recognize our home address as a legitimate location, so we couldn't have it delivered; thus, store pick up.)

Going to go read through some Protectors of the Plot Continuum stuffies before dinner, and then it's presents time!

Yay, birthday!
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On this day in history...
46 BC – Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina.
1490 – Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty.
1642 – King Charles I of England sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, commencing England's slide into civil war.
1698 – Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire.
1865 – The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.
1948 – Burma regains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1951 – Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
1958 – Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit.
1965 – United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during his State of the Union address.
1975 – Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first American-born saint.
1990 - [ profile] dt_maxwell is born.

Not quite as epic as last year's, but then I used all the cool ones.
In case you missed my last post, today is my birthday.


Got up mid-morning, took a nice hot shower, then stumbled downstairs for breakfast. Read the birthday card from my mother and started crying - no, no, nothing bad, just hormones, but it was something I needed to hear (read, whatever) and it made me feel better. Also got a hundred bucks from the parents, a Bleach poster from Billy that will be tacked to my dorm wall once I move in, and the movie Stardust from [ profile] predikit.

Hit the bookstore this afternoon with Mom and got some stuff with my birthday money: Just Another Judgement Day by Simon R. Green, A Cruel Wind: A Chronicle of the Dread Empire by Glen Cook, Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin (for waaay reduced price), Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle volume 19, and Emma volume 1. The rest of my money I will save for a rainy day.

Billy and Dad went out to get dinner from a place called Wings Over Brookline (they've got restaurants over most of the northeastern states, and Billy orders regularly from the one in Amherst), and those wings were delicious omg. No cake, but we had more of Mom's oh-my-god-so-rich-I-can't-eat-another-bite-and-yet-so-good-must-have-more chocolate cream pie with crushed Oreo-cookie crust and piles of homemade whipped cream. Way better than a mere cake. (I love my mom and am so glad I'll be relatively close at college because it's easier to bum baked goods off her.)

Good day.
On this day in history...
1493 - Christopher Columbus leaves the New World.
1847 - Samuel Colt sells his revolver pistol to the United States government.
1885 - The first successful appendectomy is performed by William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.
1896 - Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
1944 - World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
1959 - Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
1972 - Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London.
1990 - [ profile] dt_maxwell is born.
2004 - Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
2007 - The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.

Notable Births (besides [ profile] dt_maxwell)
1643 - Sir Isaac Newton, English mathematician and natural philosopher (d. 1727)
1785 - Jakob Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1863)
1809 - Louis Braille, French teacher of the blind and inventor of braille (d. 1852)
1842 - Frederic T. Greenhalge, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
1913 - Malietoa Tanumafili II, Sovereign Ruler of Samoa (d. 2007)
1958 - Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor (best known as Sgt. Walter Harriman from Stargate: SG-1)
1960 - Michael Stipe, American singer (R.E.M.)
1963 - Till Lindemann, German singer (Rammstein)
1965 - Cait O'Riordan, British musician (The Pogues)
1976 - Ted Lilly, American baseball player (currently plays for the Chicago Cubs)



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