hanks to everyone who sent happy birthday wishes in some fashion or other. They were greatly appreciated, however, I was far away from LiveJournal for most of the weekend. The time was spent with welfy on an excursion into Pittsburgh. We had lots (and I mean lots) of food and took a bajillion pictures. I'll most likely write about that in the coming days complete with photos that I'm too lazy to get off the camera at the moment.
The other big thing that happened this weekend was that my birthday present to myself arrived. I had it shipped to Welf's house since I knew I'd be there this weekend. I bit the bullet and bought the Durabook I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. I've barely had a chance to play with it much and most of my core applicationz are at home, but my initial response is "ME LIKEY". The keyboard will take some getting used-to, though. The peripheral keys around the standard QWERTY are a little differently placed/sized than the previous one causing me quarter-hourly conniptions at the moment, but I'm sure I'll adjust quickly.