today is my special day! well, one of them anyway. today is the 21st anniversary of the day i came to america. i celebrated with japanese pan noodles from noodles & company and “the recruit.” mmm…colin farrell. oh yes.

the papers went ok i guess. but working on them (read: procrastinating) all weekend meant that i’m even farther behind in my reading. yikes.

happily, this weekend i go home to the quad cities for my grandparents’ wedding anniversary…but really the trip was motivated by my orthodontist who insisted i come back so he could fit my new retainer that had to be sent away for because my u.r. 12-year molar is that fucked up.

…and now we’re going to watch the lotr: the fellowship of the ring (extended edition). again. shut up.