Thanks to everyone for your birthday wishes. I've been meaning to post about the glorious day I had with Cait and Natalie (no alarm clock! snuggles and giggles in bed! beautiful sunshiny arctically cold weather! finally a haircut to fix the mess from August! hot Krispy Kreme! Alison Bechdel's graphic novel! and more!) but following my birthday dinner with my family, I've been distracted by the thought of becoming an advice blogger and am hard at work on my first post.