And many thanks to everyone who sent good wishes -- it really means a lot to me. When I was in prep school and college, my friends always forgot my birthday, as it was right as we were getting back from Christmas vacation, and by the time everyone got settled in and started paying attention to each other again, my birthday had come and gone, and it really hurt.
I'm still feeling pretty un-fabulous, though. Ever since serenejournal had a truly amazing party slash WomBoink for her 35th, I had thought that for once, I'd try to have a big celebration this year for my 35th. That sort of fell by the wayside when I failed to find work in time, but I had at least thought that we could get the house cleaned up in time to have friends in for a party... and that fell by the wayside, too. Lately, I've felt like I've been neck-deep in molasses: however hard I try to get my "to do" list cleared off (job hunting, thesis, housekeeping, and the rest of my life), I never seem to get anywhere. And not having a Really Big Deal Celebration like I'd planned is throwing that into sharp relief.
We're going out to dinner (for Chinese, which I'm really not in the mood for, but it's the thought that counts) with my friends, and that will be nice. I just wish I could shake the nasty case of the blues that I've caught today. I've whined to my sweeties about it overmuch; I hope I can at least desist from whining for the rest of the night.