Another year older.

Today’s my birthday! For the last several years, I’ve taken today off from work, dropped my son at daycare, and then spent the day playing as many video games as possible. This year was a little different, my wife had a sonogram today to check on the baby and find out its gender.

Turns out I’m having a boy!

This will be my second boy, as Little Kae (whom I may begin referring to as Thing One) is three now, and down for a nap so I can still sneak in some gaming this afternoon. Hope everyone else is having a great day.

Happy Birthday Professor

Happy birthday, Professor Tolkien!

I’ve been a Tolkien fan since I read the Hobbit at 8 years old. He’s shaped my reading life more than any other author I’ve read. This year should be especially good with the first Hobbit movie coming out on December.


Level Up

Today I’m thirty-hmphfpdfsph. Ok, thirty-seven. That’s actually a funny number now that I think about it. I’m taking the day off from work and trying to play as many games as I can today. I may take time out for lunch, not sure.

Update: Thanks for all the well wishes from Twitter today, was a great surprise for me when I checked Twitter this morning.

Woot, 36!

It is that time of year again, I made level 36 in Real Life.

I mentioned last year that I’ve never really felt like an adult, despite having been supporting myself for more than a decade. I always expected to feel more mature (somehow) after college or after marriage.  I thought becoming a parent would finally be the change that did it, and I do feel more adult now, in some ways, but I’ve also come to appreciate my childishness more. Being a father has given me more responsibility, but it has also given me a chance to re-experience the world from a fresh perspective.

Now I’m off to enjoy my vacation day and play video games. Yup, I’m totally an adult.