Yesteryday, I had officially turned 31. Yeah, I’m definitely middle-aged in some countries. I did the usual, thanking translators I follow for posting on my birthday, joking about manga translations being birthday presents. As for presents… I really didn’t get anything. The most I have was the change from when mom handed me a $20 to buy my birthday dinner. And… it wasn’t really a good birthday.
My sister Amanda accepted when Target called and asked if she could come in. Thanks to the time she had to go in… my plans were scrapped. I was gonna work on mom’s car as the weather was supposed to be good, but I didn’t get to do that as it was snowing when I got back. And even though I needed to go to the BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles) to get a sticker for my plates, I didn’t even do that. When I went to the bank to deposit my money, the systems were down so I had to deposit at an ATM (my bank’s ATMs actually can do that). So I couldn’t deposit my pocket change. When I did take Amanda to work, I also had to stop and get food for the bunny and a ton of things for mom’s birds. You would had thought it was the birds’ birthday? After I picked Amanda up from work, I had to go get the pizzas. And when I got to Little Caesars, they were waiting for more of their Hot-and-Ready Pizzas to get done cooking. So I went to my usual gas station to pick up the pop. They were out of Cherry RC, which is my favorite. I was lucky that the Coke products were 99 cents a two-liter if you bought two. So I settled for Cherry Coke. I didn’t have to wait too long when I went back to Little Caesars to pick up the pizzas. But when I got home… they were cut properly and our pizza cutter was in the sink needing to be washed. When I got my two slices out of the first box, the tips broke off. I tell Amanda that I will get them after she gets her two slices, and you know what she does? She takes the parts from my slices that I was waiting to retrieve because “one of her slices wasn’t that big”. She picked those slices herself, yet she stole part of my food on my birthday.
I mean, she already ruined it by accepting to go into work on a day off. She wasn’t given too many hours this week, so I should forgive her. But yesterday was supposed to be the best day all week when it comes to weather, so I planned to work on the car which needs worked on. Thanks to her, I missed my chance. And then she steals part of my food? Especially after I told her that I was gonna retrieve it after she got hers? And it was part of my birthday meal? That just did it for me, I’m still holding a bit of a grudge.
I will admit, there are worse birthdays to have. Actually, I’ve had a few. And I’m sure that you all had worse than yesterday as well.
Now to the positives. I managed to get a new chapter of TOG out yesterday, a present from me to you. And I got a lot of good birthday wishes, from friends, family, and even people I don’t know. That within itself made me happy.
Oh, I finally fixed some things. For example, some of the errors and confusion with LSPL. I fixed the typo with the first chapter, especially it’s title. It’s now properly “A Day in the Life in Evergreen Village”. I left “Wintergreen” in there, but it’s striked out so people know it was an error from back when I started writing it. I also fixed some things with chapter 10, like when I put “rouge mage” instead of “rogue mage”. And when I put “Gore Grizzle” instead of “Gore Grizzly”. And I noticed that the chapter link in chapter 9 for chapter 10 was missing, so I added it. As for TOG… I fixed that one typo that Dark Jackel pointed out in yesterday’s release.
I NEED to get back to writing, but I got other things to do as well. Anywho, thanks for taking your time.