1. One month from today is my birthday. I don’t think I’m going to have a very good success rate on the 30 Things.

2. I’m reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy again after a lapse of about fifteen years. Now that I’ve seen some Dr. Who, I realize how derivative the book was. It’s still fun, though–gotta love Marvin the Paranoid Android.

3. Something to remember:

(From here.)