Two Days 'Til I'm Twenty-Two

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This past week was filled with a whirlwind of emotions. After I recovered from the shock of being employed and the shame of crying during my interview, I put all my energy into being as annoyed as possible that my boss wanted me to start this new job on my birthday, September 4th. Thankfully, that got old after a day or two, especially once the birthday presents started rolling in.

Jacob's Present to Me: Take Three Tyler's Presents to Me: Take One

Jacob bought me the amazingly appropriate t-shirt on the left that says, "I'm blogging this." I now want one for every day of the week because it's pretty much how I live my life these days. Every moment is potentially a writing opportunity, which is something I actually really love about blogging. It makes you view each day as something special, even if all you do is sit on your ass and play The Sims from dusk 'til dawn.

Tyler, on the other hand, proved the usefulness of having a brain too big for his skull when he bought me the fourth season of "Samurai Jack" on DVD as well as Sondra "Golfwidow" Harris' fantastic and hilarious book, Getting My Think On. I never tire of Samurai Jack's mad skills, Aku's flaming eyebrows, Genndy Tartakovsky's brilliant animations, or Sondra's pure genius as a writer and her loveliness as a person. It's hard to have a bad week with that combination of awesomeness in your life.

I received a few other gifts, but I'll refrain from swooning over them until I find the time to take some accompanying pictures.

Oh, but wait! I actually did get a gift from a complete stranger today. The gift of plagiarism! w00t! Golfwidow, the same lovely woman who authored the book I received from Tyler, pointed out to me that this entry on Multiply looks a lot like one of my entries! Nifty! I've never had that happen before — well, not to my knowledge, at least — so I'm really not sure what to do about the whole thing. I contacted Multiply via the "report abuse" link. When I receive a reply, I can figure out how to proceed from there. (Updated to add: Oh look! Stolen entry versus original entry again! Neat. Looks like this person has a thing for Harry Potter entries.)

Meanwhile, I'll bask in the glow of my pile of real presents and thank the Lord that I have some of the coolest and most thoughtful friends on the planet. Much love, dearies!

TheQueen

TheQueen

Didn't any of Daniel's readers notice he suddenly became Indian during the wee hours of September 2? And then, he became witty and able to punctuate?

Adrienne

Adrienne

It's always nice when presents can distract you from the annoying things in life.

In the meantime, happy early birthday!

Kim

Kim

In case I miss it, I wish you an early birthday! hehe :)

Ah, gifts gifts gifts! Hope you enjoy then all :D I love that "I'm blogging this" shirt. It's kind of like a "Be careful of any embarrassing conversations or actions because I'll be blogging this!" warning! haha

As for the guy plagiarizing your blog entries...that is ODD. I wonder what purpose it serves him? He didn't even fix any of the entries to make it seem like he wrote it. It's word for word. And it doesn't seem like he has any visitors. Odd indeed.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

TheQueen - Haha, apparently Daniel's not too concerned at how blatantly obvious it is that he's stealing Harry Potter entries from multiple sources. If it wasn't so irritating, it'd be rather amusing.

Adrienne - Amen! Presents make the world go 'round. :) Thanks for the birthday wishes! (And thanks also for stoppin' by my site!)

Kim - 1. Aww, thanks! I'm certainly enjoying my birthday weekend. :) 2. Yes, that shirt is just genius. There are no "off the record" conversations with a blogger, that's for sure. Everything you say can and will be held against you in the blogosphere! 3. I really can't figure it out myself. I just hope Multiply does something about it. :(

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

Sometimes, having a brain too large for one's head does come in handy!

I think, though, that the real problem is that my brain was normal size until you kept forcing me to try things your way, causing it to grow larger, and YOU'RE the cause of it all.

Kelly

Kelly

It's an hour and fifteen minutes on the east coast till minute which makes it close enough to midnight and therefore September 4th...Happy (kind of early) Birthday. Or it can just be Happy Birthday...completely up to you. Either way...happy day of your birth. :)

The Ren

The Ren

Who steals blog entries and posts them as their own?

Ah, right, someone who isn't as witty as Rachtastic. Someone like myself, dammit why didn't I think of stealing your entries about my non-existent younger brother and friend "Danielpants"

hahaha. So pitiful.

Scrangie

Scrangie

The problem I've encountered when wearing the shirt is that random people come up to me and ask, "What does that mean? Blogging? "

And if you have to explain it to someone it kinda sucks all the fun out of it.

I'm also a little creeped out by that guy... I don't know why he would do that... Creepy...

Also creeped out by the people who have been googling my name repeatedly for the past few weeks... Should I be concerned? >.>;;

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Thursday's Child - Haha, I still blame Al. I haven't forced you to try anything new for like a whole week!

Kelly - Aww, thanks, birthday twin! I thought about you on our birthday, but I was too gosh dang exhausted to use the computer for anything other than to check my email. I hope you had an excellent day, though!!!

The Ren - WHEN IS YOUR BLOG GOING TO BE UP SO THAT I CAN STEAL YOUR ENTRIES??

Scrangie - Oh my gosh, that was one of my favorite parts of the BlogHer conference I attended back in July — nobody asked what a blog was! It was lovely. And I think having your name Googled is that same odd mix of emotions — flattering, annoying, and creepy — as having your entries stolen.

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