Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Birthday, etc.

(Written Sunday night; unable to post until now)

So Saturday was my birthday. 17. Wow. [Long philosophical passage written and deleted. Author did not want to burden anybody kind enough to this with his insane ramblings.]

At any rate, the weekend was fun. I shelved books at the library for a couple hours Saturday morning; then went home and soon went out again, this time with immediate family for birthday celebration. On the way to a restuarant we stopped at a book sale at a Methodist church. I picked up some excellent fantasy books. (There were some not-so- excellent ones too; one, published in the early eighties, was called The Sword of Shemra or something like that; basically a shorter clone of Terry Brooks' The Sword of Shannara, which is in turn a clone of the LotR trilogy.) After the book sale, we went to Ella's Deli, a really fun resuarant on the East Side of Madison. All over the walls and ceiling are animatronic puppets and things; there's a Big Band orchestra, a superman who flies across the ceiling, a big Noah's Ark with dancing animals, etc.

After Ella's I went and Got a laptop!!!! It was the only thing I asked for as a present, thus my parents and all the relatives contributed money towards it. Lots of fun, the keyboard is more responsive than a PC, and (best feature) I have to wait for no one to get off before using it! The only downside is there's no net connection in my room, so most of the time I have to use the old PC online. *pats old PC on the back*

Then we rented The Interpreter and watched it. Excellent, riveting political thriller.

Sunday church of course, and Sunday evening went to see a great Celtic group called Rising Gael downtown Madison. They did a lot of traditional songs that I'd heard before, but most of them were the best versions I'd heard of them. (They did some I hadn't heard, and those were good too.) The guitar player-incredibly talented-was fifteen years old. The other four (two fiddlers, singer, and a bodhran-player) were in college.

Well that's all for now, Goodnight!

(Exit, pursued by a bear)


Sir Darth Merlin Bilbollum Finn said...

A laptop?!?!? [is jealous]

[Uses his anger and shoots the bear pursuing Ethan] Oops, I meant to shoot Ethan. ;) There's always next time.

I could alway put back together one of my disected computers that people have given me because they didn't work.

[Exit, plotting to get a laptop somehow]

Ethan said...

Lol, all i had to do was agree not to have any other birthday presents... and that bear keps coming back, no matter how many times you shoot him...

Sir Darth Merlin Bilbollum Finn said...

[eats bear steak] Even now? :D :P

Aaron Nemoyer said...

Happy birthday four years ago!

I am less jealous of your laptop these days. ;-) :P