Well... Two weeks from today will be - is? - my birthday. -And DR JRand's birthday too.

My youngest brother, Jay, just made plans to come back East for a couple of days since he was able to clear the days off from work. His girlfriend - soon-to-be-fiancée(??) - will also be making the trip, and her birthday falls on the 22nd. So, Jay was hoping to have some sort of joint birthday celebration with the whole family. -This will actually be the first time that all four Simbulan boys will have been together since the Christmas of 1997. -That's also the last time that Jay has seen his niece, Emily. So...

I hadn't made any real plans for how I wanted to spend my birthday this year, but I was thinking of just doing something like I did last year - just walking around the city and meeting up with friends during the course of my travels. But I'd also like to head down to VA to spend time with my family. So...

Planning, planning.