Yesterday was my birthday!

I spent the whole thing offline, which is why you haven’t heard from me for a bit.

There were so many good parts to the day that I can’t tell which was the best one!

Well, there was the cake Marc got me: a Dairy Queen ice cream cake with my cartoon face on it (he asked the lady to copy the picture from my business card), and he knows I love my fun initialisms, like DFTBA (Don’t Forget To Be Awesome), so he added DFYAL (Don’t Forget You Are Loved).

It was offbeat, but it’s also one of the sweetest presents I ever got! (I got the first slice. I ate the portion with my right arm in an effort to subconsciously encourage my broken right wrist to heal faster).

Marc also got me knee pads, elbow pads, wrist pads and a helmet, just in case I ever pick up roller skating again.

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And he also gifted me a new wrist wrap! It’s like the back wrap I have already, but for the wrist, so that when the cast comes off, I can have extra support when I draw and write.

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Yesterday was also the first time I ever watched BBC’s Sherlock. Holy shit I had no idea what I was missing! That show is SO good!

And after that Marc and the family and I got together to play board games like the Evil Baby Orphanage.

It was the first time we ever played the Evil Baby Orphanage, and the rules were a little weird and complicated. It took some explaining and talking out loud to figure out what was going on. But we eventually did, and the game was pretty fun. And surprisingly quick! We finished the first (and only) round in fifteen minutes.

The basic premise of the game is that you adopt Evil Babies (like baby Joseph Stalin or baby Hannibal) from the Time Stream and raise them in your Evil Baby Orphanage. Each player has one, and the goal of the game is to accrue a set number of Mischief Points (in our game, we defaulted to 8). Mischief Points are the points your evil babies are worth. But you have to keep your evil babies happy or else they might do something awful, like bully a baby from your orphanage into another orphanage, making you lose points. Whoever can get to 8 Mischief Points wins the game!

But mom and Rob (her boyfriend) weren’t interested in any complicated board or card games, so we changed to Apples to Apples, then Clue.

It was still a fun day though.

Thank you to all my friends who wished me happy birthday yesterday! You are all awesome!

That’s all for today. Thank you for your support!