(1) Thu Jul 06 2006 22:35 Early Birthday: This is my first birthday, I think, where I've really become obsessed with the mortality symbolism of the birthday. So bah to that! Let's concentrate on PRESENTS. We hung out with Andy today and he surprised me with a Not For Tourists guide to Queens (not that Queens is really a big tourist destination anyway). And Sumana presented me with an awesome print of The Death of Jennifer Sisko! Susanna sent me something I don't know what. Yes, physical objects will keep my mind off the eventual termination of my physical existence. Wait, how is that supposed to work?