First of all, I would like to thank everybody for their very kind and thoughtful birthday wishes. They all meant a lot to me, and I appreciate them a lot.
The Wes show I mentioned earlier was a great show, and he played almost all of my old favorites. I'm very glad I got the chance to go.
For my birthday, apis_mellifera bought me The Orange Box, and I have been playing Portal rather a lot. And about Portal, I can only quote Zero Punctuation: "I went in expecting a slew of interesting portal-based puzzles, and that's exactly what I got. But what I wasn't expecting was some of the funniest pitch-black humor I've ever heard in a game." Well worth the publicity-- and this is coming from a man who usually doesn't care for first-person games of any type.
Also! MightyGodKing is back! Which means that I can link to the "...Versus His Adolescent Reading Habits" entries that I referenced last week. Here, here, and here.
Finally, tomorrow is Election Day. I havne't been writing too much political stuff here lately, because I've been working on trying not to be so depressed and cynical all the time. But here's hoping that the end of the day tomorrow leaves me less dispirited than the end of the day four years ago.