Happy Birthday to Me!

They say it’s your birthday.  Well it’s my birthday too yeah!

They say it’s your birthday. We’re gonna have a good time!

I’m glad it’s your birthday! Happy Birthday to You!

Enjoy the video – it’s my birthday today!  Yes, I’m old :P  I’m not 40 yet, but I’m close enough to feel the hot breath of Father Time on my the back of my neck <shoo you nasty old bugger!>

I don’t have anything exciting and WoW related to report, but I already got some cool goodies.  My family has been spoiling me lately with WoW gifts, so I thought I’d share a few:

Gnomish Archival Electroflux Vault

Gnomish Archival Electroflux Vault

And a new look for my netbook, which was disturbingly naked and plain until now:

The Kali Book

The Kali Book

That scribble under my name is “Kaliope” in Elvish – how cool is that??  Thank you to hubby for finding the artwork and his sister for making her hair green instead of blue.  I also got the WoW Soundtrack CD and this year’s WoW calendar (yes, I know it’s April.  we’ve been dealing with cutesy kittens so far).  I also got a new headset that I’m currently wearing to see if it will give me a headache.  My last pair was giving me headaches pretty much every time I wore them for a raid, so I wanted a new one.  I was hoping to get one of these “behind the head” types with a mic, but that style isn’t terribly common right now.  Luckily hubby found one from Logitech, so we’ll see how that works out.

So the next time a special occasion rolls around for you or a buddy, think outside the box and get some neato WoW swag!


21 Responses to “Happy Birthday to Me!”

  1. Mikros Says:

    BTW, that “vault” is a USB flash drive, in case that wasn’t obvious.

  2. Gothi Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  3. Suzi Says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Those gifts are awesome and it was very thoughtful of your family to give them. :) Have a great day!

  4. sean Says:

    Happy birthday!!!!!

  5. KiwiRed Says:

    Happy Birthday! (I guess with gifts like that, “Many happy returns” won’t really apply…)

    (As an aside, if you want an awesome pair of behind-the-head headphones, try the ‘Premium Notebook Headset’ from Logitech, it’s what I use)

  6. HP Says:

    Happy birthday! Nice customization =)

  7. Solidstate Says:

    Happy birthday Kaliope :)

    I use an el-cheapo non-branded made-in-china headset which is (1) lightweight (2) doesn’t press on my ears. I hate the big expensive headsets which partially or completely cover your ears as they are too heavy and heat-up my ears too much.

    Every few months I need to buy a new headset as the cable becomes twisted and eventually breaks but the headset is so cheap (~7 dollars), it’s a non-issue.

  8. Shyraia Says:

    Happy Birthday! Love the customization..how did they manage to get the name translated?

  9. Solidstate Says:

    how did they manage to get the name translated

    They probably used something like this online Tengwar Transcriber.

  10. Solidstate Says:

    Oops – link slightly wrong, use this for the English site.

    Also make sure to choose in the output section the PNG option, unless you want to install Tengwar fonts on your computer :)

  11. barrym_rivendare Says:

    Happy birthday and many thanks for your web site

  12. Alazasthas Says:

    Happy Birthday Kaliope, hopefully you have some cake and joy to enjoy beside the mortal trappings of life :D

    Hope you have a great year with your family, both online and offline.

  13. Mikros Says:

    Solidstate: That transcriber is exactly what I used, plus installing the Tengwar Annatar font on my computer. There is a nice tutorial on writing in Tolkien’s Tengwar system here: http://www.sci.fi/~alboin/tengwartutorial.htm

  14. Andre Says:

    Happy birthday Kaliope!!!! :-D

  15. Diabolos Says:

    Huzzah! Happy Birthday!

  16. kaliope Says:

    Aww, thanks for all the love peeps =) I had a great birthday, we had nice dinner out and a lovely chocolate ganache covered cake afterward. I also got to try out my new headphones with a H-VH run, which helped me get my last 700 pts to Exalted with Kirin Tor and unlock the fabulous +19 spell power recipe. Been working on that bad boy for months, so I’m happy to finally pick it up.

  17. bldavis59 Says:

    Happy Birthday Kaliope!

    And I just hope you didn’t have to do what I did at Christmas, which is buy WOTLK, hand it to my mom, and say “There, your christmas shopping for me is done”

    Many happy wishes, and thank you for your wonderful site!

    BTW, that is amazing artwork! I’m jealous now, but I don’t think a dwarf would look as good on a laptop! :)

  18. kaliope Says:

    BL – Actually no, both of those fantastic gifts were conceived by hubbie and not me. In fact, none of the WoW gifts I mentioned were suggested by me. Not that I’m above putting WoW/geek stuff on my wishlists, they’ve been heavily infiltrated by Thinkgeek and Jinx :)

  19. Rakhman Says:

    Happy birthday!

    I can recommend an in-ear headphone with a boom mic, I used to have terrible trouble with conventional headphones crushing my ears, but now since swapping to in-ear phones I have no trouble at all.

    Something like the Plantronics Audio 480 PC Headset (I don’t actually use this one):

  20. Miareeva Says:

    !!!!!!Happy Birthday!!!!!!

  21. Scrubby Says:

    Just checking in and saw this post. Happy Birthday!! Hope it was a good one. See ya around in game sometime.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: