Today is my birthday.
Update at 10:28: I was going to do stuff like bake a cake and spend all the time I wanted agate-hunting, but I HAVE AN IPOD! Yes! I've now made it to the middle part of the decade! So I've been spending the morning downloading all sorts of Songs From When I Was Young and putting them on my shiny new iPod that's engraved with "Soundtrack to Editbarn" on the back. I found it when I came up from the basement after waking the kids up and I could hear Metallica's cover of "Ecstasy of Gold" by Enrico Marricone blazing away outside from my car. And there was the iPod! AWESOME! WOO! THANK YOU, MATT!
Update at 2:52: After I was done downloading music (Fugazi! Screaming Trees! Guadalcanal Diary! And Jill Scott!), Matt took me to lunch at one of my favorite places for lunch, the New Scenic Cafe. I had the asparagus and brie pizza (with onions, lemon, baby spinach and truffle oil) and a glass of red wine, and Matt had the fried egg and asparagus sandwich with gruyere and something else. Nom. For dessert I had key lime pie with huckleberries and he had some kind of pie, I can't remember what it was. Yurrrrrm.
Update at 5:51: The problem with an iPod is that after carrying it around for a day you think, "You know, this would be so much better if it had, you know, a phone in it."