Today, at approximately 18:30 Greenwich Mean Time, I turn 32. I don’t feel 32. Heck. I dunno, it doesn’t even really feel like my birthday today at all. Don’t get me wrong, I know it is and I’m happy for that fact, It is just that it’s the end of November and I’m so used to having snow and sub-zero temperatures by now that the lack thereof is throwing my internal seasonal clock all out of whack. Here I am with the temperature hovering around 18 degrees and the weather feeling (to me at least) like what I’d expect in late September or early October. I feel like I should be gearing up for Thanksgiving and, subsequently, Halloween. Instead I’m sitting like a deer in the headlights while the 18 wheeler that is the Christmas retail season barrels head-long towards me. (As an aside, I’ve got a rant brewing on that subject but I’m going to save it for another day.)
At this rate, it’ll probably be February before I am ready for Christmas so if you don’t get anything from me, you’ll know why… or at least now I can use this as an excuse to not get people gifts 😛
Anyways. Enough melancholy bullshit from me for now. I’m off to amuse myself for the rest of the day.
I’m easily amused and I know you all are as well so here’s a stupid little birthday quiz.
Your Birthdate: November 28
You have a Type A personality so big it makes other Type A’s shrink away in shame. You never shy away from adversity – and you love to tackle impossible problems. Failure is not an option for you, and more than a few people are put off by your ego. You tend to be controlling, and you hate leaving anything up to chance.
Well, it’s teh day after halloween and I figure I’ll toss out a little horror story for you to tide you over until next year. Here is a solid reminder as to why I loathe the recording industry and their witch hunt against piracy. I’m all for them protecting their product, as long as it doesn’t invade my system unknowingly and leave it potentially vulnerable.
Man… with record companies doing shit like this, the occasional mal-ware/spyware that you can get from P2P filesharing seems so much safer.