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I canNOT believe I got that presentation finished.  O_O

(OK, I still have to finish the actual powerpoint, but the outline is done and that was the hard part.)

Now I just need to make it to work on time.

*glances at clock*  *sweats*

So, joke’s on me.  Turns out that this was like… the best birthday I’ve had in a really, really long time.  ^_^  One thing that helped was that I stayed the fuck off Facebook.  Another thing that helped was that I was out and busy all day, so I didn’t have time to dwell on how stressed and upset my birthday usually makes me.  Another thing that helped is that one of my classmates heard it was my birthday and immediately decided she was taking me out to dinner (her treat) after class.  And we had SUCH an amazing time.  So, that was awesome.  ^_^

I mean… at the risk of sounding pathetic, for the past 20 years, all I have EVER wanted for my birthday was for a friend to hang out with me.  Get dinner, see a movie, WHATEVER, just hang out with me for a couple of hours (preferably without me having to be the one to suggest it, but I wasn’t going to be picky about it).

…what can I say?  I set the bar low.  😛

ANYWAY, this was EXACTLY what I meant.  It was her idea – she invited me – and we just went and had dinner and hung out and talked for a couple of hours.  ^_^  So I am a VERY happy chibi right now.

(Also I totally rocked the stat final AND did pretty well on my presentation.  So that didn’t hurt!  ;D  Also, my students sang happy birthday to me and it was kind of adorable.  ^_^  ALSO, about the presentation – the friend I went out with was sitting next to a former teacher of ours (whom I really admire and want to have on my dissertation committee) and our current teacher during the presentations.  Apparently when I was done, our current teacher leaned over to our former teacher and said, “She is REALLY GOOD!  :D”  And our former teacher said, “I know!  She really is!  :D”  And that was kind of amazing to hear.  ^_^  Yeah, apparently I kicked ass with that presentation even though _I_ thought I was scattered and rushed and all over the place.  O_o;;;  BUT WHAT DO I KNOW??  XD)

Anyway, a great time was had by all and I’m going to answer birthday messages now.  ^_^  Thanks for listening!  ^_^

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