2.04.2009

A first

Today represents another new, sucky thing about long-distance relationships. 
This is the first time in 5 years that I haven't been around on the Grackle's birthday. Even when doing field work 3000 miles away, I managed to get back for a Sunday B-day! We aren't usually into big birthday celebrations....but it is always nice to have a reason for a lovely dinner or date night.  
Tonight he'll be off to dinner and watching Lost with friends and I'm sure it will be quite the celebration*. As for me, internet has been successfully installed in my abode so I have blogs to catch up on** and about 5 hours of Lost to watch for myself.
Since my mind is elsewhere anyways, it may as well get caught up in some decent tv... 
 







*Two of my ex-labmates also celebrate their birthdays tomorrow. 
** Yay!!!!

8 comments:

Sneks said...

We tried to have a fun night with your Grackle! I even brought cake!

I hear you on the suckiness though! I wish McFiance was here for my birthday too! Oh well ... the life of academics ...

ScienceGirl said...

I am sorry you couldn't be there :(

ScienceGirl said...

You have a humble little award waiting for you!

Wayfarer Scientista said...

Long distance is hard...and then it is hard when you are suddenly no longer long distance. Gak!

Albatross said...

Thanks Sneks- you're the best!

ScienceGirl- Thanks you so much! We both kept busy and it wasn't too bad- just another day...and another day closer to seeing each other again!

Wayfarer- luckily this is more commuting so I am hoping that re-adjusting won't be too hard. We'll go through it every few weeks!

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Aw, well it sounded like Grackle had a great day.

Oh, and how good is LOST this season? Last season was a tad lame (I thought), but I really like this one so far...

EthidiumBromide said...

It's tough to miss events... Husband and I are still living together for the time being, and we're missing everything with his call schedule -- he missed my birthday, a bunch of the stupid little month anniversaries that I don't care about but other people seem to think mean something (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, etc), will be on call on Valentine's Day, on call on our 1 year anniversary, and then by the time my birthday rolls around again, he'll have moved (and I don't think he'll be driving 3 hours to have dinner with me and turning around to drive 3 hours back!).

The way I see it, when we ARE together for my birthday in 4 or so years, he just owes me one huge helluva celebration! :)

Albatross said...

Unbalanced- I am sooo far behind! I still have 3 hours to watch!

EtBr-Now can Husband cook up a spread for your big party that rivals your recent superbowl spread?