Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

I'm not usually one to toot my own horn, but I let myself do it at least once a year: my birthday. Today I turn 26, that ripe old age when colors begin dimming, and food tastes worse. I'm afraid it's all downhill from here, especially from the perspective of a CF patient, as I am now middle-aged. But hey, I got a bunch of cool birthday stuff. The in-laws sent me a Best Buy gift card, which I immediately used to acquire Tomb Raider: Underworld (it's so beautiful) and the final season of Fullmetal Alchemist. My parents, pitying me after that whole Guitar Hero: World Tour debacle (I told you about that, right?) sent me that game plus the guitar, but without the drum kit (good riddance). Finally, my darling wife bought me Bioshock, which has been called the most significant game yet developed in terms of social commentary, so I'm eager to play it.

Ironically, I'm at work today, and I'm not having my birthday dinner until tomorrow night. Scott and I are preparing for an EPIC debate in front of Gina's argumentative writing course on Wednesday. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Also, my once-a-year moment of superficiality. I present to you all The Most Genetically Perfect Woman on the Planet (aside from my wife, of course). I know, I'm a bad person.


ScottE said...

"Scott and I are preparing for an EPIC debate in front of Gina's argumentative writing course on Wednesday."

This will be fun, assuming I don't freeze up like a froghurt.

ScottE said...

Uh, froghurt == frozen yoghurt.

Just in case.

Raven said...

GH:WT's drumset debacle is well known. We recently bought it and my friend Nick had the foresight to look up a home fix online. We ended up doing the hot glue fix and the difference is night and day as far as the sensitivity.

The problem seems to be the tack they use to keep the sensors in place. It was incompatible with the kind of plastic they used and doesn't adhere well.

BusaFan said...

Too bad you're not eating tonight. As I'm booked from 6:30 until 10:30 tomorrow. And tonight I have no plans!

Happy Birthday sir. And here's to many more.


Glendon Mellow said...

Eat cake!

Happy Birthday, Zach!

Traumador said...

happy hatching day!

as for your lady of choice she's pretty nice... for a mammal. i like mine to have a little more tail ;p

lantaro said...

happy day after birthday! now I feel like a bad person for saying it before, and saying it after, but missing the actual day. :(

Amanda said...

I read that as "frog hurt" so I'm gladd you cleared that up, Scott.

Hey...I'm so sorry I missed your birthday! So, happy belated! And J says so, too! He was all like, "Zach was cool."

Hope you get some time to play your games!

Laelaps said...

Belated happy birthday, Zach! Sorry I missed it!

Brennan said...

The discussion in our Argumentative Writing class went well. Wasn't quite a debate, however Scott and Zach did seem to find humor in correcting eachother quite often :D.

I felt that you guys presented the material very well. And Scott certainly didn't "freeze up like a froghurt."

Kylie noted some interesting parallels between Creationism and Evolutionism, and it was my first time hearing about the Clock Maker metaphor - which I really like.

However, if it were a winded clock, as you suggested, I wonder how long he wound us forz