hello, i'm satan, and i'd like to talk to you today about birthdays. that's right, yatsu is the big two-five today! she's a quarter century old now, and she's done wonderful great magnificent things for the whole of humani-- what's that? she hasn't? ... oh
that's right, yatsu is the big two-five today! she's a quarter century old now, and she's sure to be planning wonderful great magnificent-- what? well... what the hell am i suppose to say then?
enough of that tomfoolery! satan knows darn well that i did a very good deed today. i gave away one of my books, hobbit-birthday-style. in case you missed it, it was this one:
it was only up for about five mintues before somebody snatched it. she sounded positively giddy about the present, so i'm confident that it's going to a good home. also, it was my first time with the four-needle coptic technique and i think i'm hooked. first off, i'm all for complexity, and using four needles to bind one little 4" x 4" book was way too cool. second off, the result was much much MUCH better than the one-needle technique. so, yeah, i'm hooked. the other awesome thing about that book is that i got to use my new toy!
a japanese screw punch. you press it down on the paper, and it uses the most awesome drilling motion to punch a big-ass (well, 3 mm) hole in the paper. my mommy bought it for me for my birthday. i was like YAYS! other things i got for my birthday include:
a cup w/ a monkey on it from my little sister, and a quilted postcard and some buttons from my not-as-younger sister. i'm running out of room on my bookbag for buttons.
huh, what a shame... yeah... a shame...
and then there's the things i bought myself:
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craft: magazine (which, by the by, is quite possibly THE most awesome magazine i have ever seen), How to Sound Intelligent in Japanese (because i NEED more vocab!), and a book called Joan of Arc in Her Own Words. i saw that last one on a recent trip during which i bought a book called 1066 (which i finished off in three days because i am a william the conqueror fangirl) and it stayed on my mind. so when i got an email coupon from borders this afternoon for my birthday, i knew right where to go.
after borders, we ended up at friendly's for dinner, where we had the nicest server. i sing her praises because even when dana let slip the "secret" that it was my birthday, she didn't embarrass me w/ any nasty song/dance/cake routine. i was SO relieved. plus, when dana ordered her Monster Mash ice cream to go, this is what she received:
that? is the angriest looking ice cream dish i have ever seen, and we all loved it!
in other news, if you pick up that craft: magazine, (available at your local book-/craft-store)
etsy has nearly three whole pages in there, plus there's screen printing instructions, which i've always wanted to try, plus there's info on how to sew a circut board w/ LEDs into your shirt, PLUS there's instructions for a wallet made out of underwear. now who wouldn't want that!?
you shush, satan.
i was just going to say, that i think those tighty-whity wallets are quite fashionable, and that i'd like to have one.
... ... ... g'night folks!