So, today’s my birthday. 40th, if you’re wondering. I’m feeling slightly more like looking back and seeing how things have gone to this point than I have for previous birthdays, but that’s pretty much the only difference. I might write more about that later. I’m still waking up with the same aches and pains which are alternately aggravated and erased by my awesome family. I still have to work today. I still have a pile of bills. And I still haven’t been to Hawaii (or, for that matter, any city which starts with an “X”).
So, pretty much just another day.
But it does give me the opportunity to be an attention-monger with relatively few social consequences. So I’ve asked all my Facebook friends to come over and blow my blog stats through the roof (I’m a stats-whore). We’ll see if anyone actually does it. It would be cool to see a huge spike in my stats for one day, propping up the top of the graph like a guided tower, from which I could sit and view all the little former high points and laugh at their puny-ness.
And I figured I’d put up a few other links while I’m here.
First, to be completely self-serving, here’s my link to Amazon.com. If you want to buy anything for yourself or your friends for Christmas or upcoming birthdays or something, and you feel like shopping at Amazon.com, it wouldn’t hurt you to use this link. And I’d get a small “thank you” pittance from Amazon.com for throwing the link up.
I got yelled at last year for not reminding my family that the link is there to be used, so… there you go. (If you’d prefer a more focused selection of things, you can go to my Amazon storefront instead.)
Okay, enough begging.
PLEEAAAASSE go visit the other blog I write for… the Coalition of Awesomeness. Six (or seven – I’ve heard we’re getting another) awesome bloggers from around the world write a post or two on a site-wide topic every two weeks. There are some awesome posts up (though of course mine are the awesomest). Posts tend to circle the general topic of entertainment (like video games, TV, and movies), but usually with a bit of an odd perspective. For example, recent topics have included favorite villain of all time, who should lead the world, favorite cancelled shows, and defense of Nic Cage films,Â among others.
Other than that, check out the list on the right of things I’ve found interesting on my Google Reader. Maybe you’ll like some of it.
Now – it’s my birthday, but you get the presents: for this post I would love to see the comments filled up with links to your sites or sites you think are worth promoting. My only qualifier is that it come from an actual person and not just be spam – use your own name in the comment, and write something that makes it obvious that you’re a real person. Other than that, link to whatever you want (well, keep it clean, though). You get a little promotion and maybe I can find some cool stuff I didn’t know about.
And thanks for reading!