Celebrated my 49th birthday on Friday, I was born Jan. 6, 1957. (Jan. 6 is also the birthday of Eric Frank Russell). The folks at work gave me a card and a can of mixed nuts (a good gift for a Type II diabetic). Had dinner guests over the house Friday night. Patricia cooked fajitas and did a wonderful job.
My mother-in-law bought me a LACon membership. I've printed off the form and I plan to fill it out today. This also includes the Hugo ballot, so I have to give it a little thought. I am nominating all three stories Howard had this year - "The Bravest Girl I Ever Knew" in "Kong Unbound", and "The Horse of a Different Color You Rode in On" and "The King of Where I Go", which both ran on SciFiction. Of course, I plan to nominate "Rocket" and "Dybbuk" for myself, and I also plan to put myself down for the Campbell Award. I will be flipping through my 2005 magazines and jotting more stories; off the top of my head, I know I plan to nominate stuff by Tom Purdom, Jack Skillingstead and Michael Swanwick. I will probably post my selections here when I am through with them.