Thursday, July 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Aunt Kathie!

I was sure that by this time, some brilliant inspiration would hit me. I might draw you a picture or write something profound. I even considered writing a haiku, something I have only done in high school English classes. But nothing came to me.

But no matter, it is still your birthday and I at least want you to know that I am sending you the happiest of happy birthday wishes.

For those of you who do not know my Aunt Kathie, you are really missing out. I suggest you go on up to her little town outside of Binghamton, NY and meet her. She probably won't mind, but you ought to let her know you're coming. You'll see that she is just about the most loving, generous, supportive, appreciative, open-hearted person in the world. She's also funny, talented, fascinating, intelligent, and wise. Really, you have no idea of what you are missing. That's a picture of her. Isn't she magnificent???

A few of my favorite features of Aunt Kathie include:
  • She always encourages me to follow through on my ideas - she never gives me reasons why something isn't possible.

  • She always tells me she loves me, even though I already know.

  • If she says she is going to do something, she always does it - even if it takes her months or years to get around to it!

  • She is my biggest fan.

  • She takes fantastic pictures.

  • She is great at Clue, my favorite board game.

  • She loves to honor others for their greatness.

So, happy birthday Aunt Kathie! Have the best day ever - you deserve it!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Google Adsense Payday

Cha-ching! After about 10 months of having google ads on various sites, including this one, VeganGirl, and FoodScout, I finally got my first Google Adsense check. Woo hoo! Like many Adsense paycheck recipients before me, for instance this guy, I am following the tradition of posting an obscured picture of myself holding my new riches. My check is a tad bit smaller than his.

Click on the picture to see the check up close and to get a glimpse of how awesome my hair looks.

Now, how to spend my new found fortune?