Feb. 13th, 2009

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So. Birthday.

The fortieth birthday.

Today.

Theoretically, I'm supposed to be securely entrenched in middle age now. I should be old. But oddly, there was no magic switch, no sudden change in my disposition. I'm still me. I still feel like I did yesterday when I was 39. Which is, honestly, only slightly different how I felt when I was 29. Maybe a bit different from when I was 19, but that was a long time ago.

The number is kind of mind boggling, but beyond that, I'm okay with this birthday. I think turning 29 was actually the hardest birthday I've dealt with. This is nothing. I'm still me. The number's a little different and I have to answer surveys by checking a different age bracket, but for the most part, it's alright.

This afternoon, I'm headed out for a long weekend. There's a little local convention down in a nearby college town. I'm headed out with a couple of friends and we'll be sharing the hotel room with some guys from Binghamton. It's probably going to be a bit of a crowd in the hotel room, but it should make it cheaper for everyone involved. Cheap is good. Hopefully the two guys who snore like buzzsaws don't keep everyone awake. It should be a good time.

In other news, I've recently been turned on to some new music and wanted to share a couple of them with you guys.

Badly Drawn Boy is not actually a group, but a pseudonym for one guy. It seems very British and reminds me a bit of some of Euro stuff from the 80's, but I'm not quite sure why. Here's another song I really like from his "Born in the U.K." album.

The other artist I've been listening to non stop for the last week is Ingrid Michaelson. She's got a gorgeous voice. I've mostly been listening to the "Be OK" album, but her earlier one is pretty good to. Here is another song I like, and especially this one.

Last month I was all over Fall Out Boy, so it's kind of interesting to switch to two more mellow artists.

Anyway, I need to get moving. So thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes. :) Have a good weekend!

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