Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes yesterday posted on roadster_guy's LJ and the Rough Trade forum; it was really nice. A special thanks to flirtcub for my spiffy new LJ icon!
Besides the tickets to see Tool on 9/22, Mom ordered me a shiny new Fang Gamepad from ZBoard, brokenbryan bought me some very cool shirts and a pair of camo cargo shorts, and my in-laws sent me money which has been used to order my new black Utilikilt:
This birthday didn't bother me like 30 and 35 did. Sure, it's still on the backside of 35 and sliding toward 40, but it just seemed like any other day. I still don't look or feel my age (whatever that's supposed to feel like anyway), I'm in the best shape of my life so far, I have a wonderful husband, great friends and family, and a job that both pays well and is mostly non-stressful. So I have no reason to get all emo over a mere number.