I can’t wait until today is over. I have a splitting headache, and so there will be no after-work drinks. Going to try to stay up until my usual bedtime so I don’t screw up my sleep schedule even further. God I hate Mondays.
I’d like to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes. It was a quiet day spent with books and good food. Oh and I have to congratulate my Uncle John for winning the internets with the old joke. I’ll definitely make sure to have some stuff cued for your birthday later this year.
It’s the eve of my birthday, and John’s buying me dinner, so it’s time to get down to some wing eating with a few celebratory libations.
Hey Namecheap I know this is asking a ton, but when someone explicitly doesn’t turn on 2FA don’t pretend they did and do the whole verify by email thing. Makes it hard for devs to do domain things for their website. No love, me.
John got me a new pair of hiking/work boots and a good knife for my birthday. The boots have awesome ankle support, which means I should twist my ankles less often, and I am happy about this. I’ll have to break the boots in of course, but I don’t mind this.

So now we have matching boots as far as type, but not color. They’re Wolverine steel-toed durable kind, and mine are black and tan with some pink. His obviously don’t have any pink.

We also have matching knives. They’re K-bar 1211s complete with sheathes.

John’s was sitting on the coffee table, and his brother came over with another person. I think we made his brother a little nervous. Even more so when he picked it up and took the knife out of the sheath, because it’s got about an 8-inch blade that’s very sharp. I derived more than zero amusement from this, but then, I can’t say I don’t enjoy making sighted people nervous. I suppose that’s at least slightly anti-social, but my mom as well as multiple members of the WordPress community have survived years of it and they’re pretty good sports, so everybody else should be fine.

Happy new year everybody! 2020 has been kicked to the curb. Let’s make it a good one.
Mmmm the chili slow-cooking in the crock pot smells so good. Can’t wait till some of it is in my tummy later this evening. Planning a lot more crock pot cooking next year. I’ll be doing a roast with all the trimmings for Friday.
Shoutout to all the geeks who are on internet-enabled appliance or toy assembly and configuration duty today. Merry Christmas to the rest of you.
Our friend Lisa brought over some cupcakes, fudge, and several kinds of cookies for Christmas. John and I have Beta tested, and we approve. Not sure how long these are going to last, but I’m sure we’ll make sure they find their rightful place in our tummies.