Friday, August 17, 2007

Happy Birthday To...
Monty Python's Life of Brian, which was first released in theaters on this day in1979.

Coincidentally, I, Brian, was also first released into the world on this day in 1979 (I wonder if that's how my parents decided on my name... I've been told it was between that and Zachary). Hopefully my life ends on a better note than my cinematic counterpart.

So I'm 28 today. Sigh. There's no denying I'm now in my upper 20s. Is that a bad thing? I guess not. Everyone gets older, and more mature. And yet many things (roommate, apartment, marital status) are the same as they were last year... and the year before... and the year before that. Then again, I did make a significant change in my life by becoming a true freelance writer, which so far has been a fantastic, although often hectic, experience.

I hardly ever make big plans for my birthday... not sure why. Maybe it's laziness, or maybe it's the fact that I still feel awkward when I bring together my various groups of friends. Either way, this year will be another calm one... steak dinner tonight, drinks after that, no big blowout. I am finally breaking down and buying a laptop today... and a Mac, no less. Being a freelancer, I really need to have a laptop, and after years of sitting in the PC camp, I've come to realize that Macs really are easier to use. I just wish they weren't so friggin' expensive. Tommy Himself (whose site has been on fire lately... how does he not have a reality show?) has volunteered to accompany me to the Apple store for guidance and moral support, which I appreciate. Maybe getting the new computer will motivate me to spruce up this site a bit... but I doubt it.

Anyway, I guess this is an appropriate way to end this post...

4 comments:

Lindsay Robertson said...

1. Happy Birthday!
2. I think my drinks invite was lost in the mail.
3. Don't you dare buy your mac at an Apple store. Are in insane? Buy it new from a reseller and save hundreds of dollars. I used Small Dog and have been very happy. Bonus: they donate to charity: http://www.smalldog.com/

Jen said...

Seriously, I come here for an update and all I get is the harsh reality of not being invited to a friends birthday drinks. Real nice, Brian.

Happy 28th!

Brian said...

Ladies, relax... it's not drinks with friends that I've organized, it's drinks at the Manda Bala opening night party. Believe me, when (or if) I organize something myself, you'll be at the top of the list.

Brian said...

And actually Lindsay, the computer I'm looking at seems to be the exact same price as at the Apple store (almost all of them do)... with my Viacom discount, it'd be even cheaper from Apple.

Why would you lie like that? Damn dirty liar...