I'm 31

Hard to believe it's my birthday! I'm barely tracking dates. I'm trying to make a last push on my thesis before leaving town (making some decent progress, actually), and Colorado looms large--I leave here in two weeks! But for my birthday I'm gonna head with just a few friends over to the Chicago Brauhaus for some German sausage and beer and hopefully live polka, which sounds fun.

I'm grateful for my friends all over the place--thanks to those of you who have loved and supported me for a long time. Typically, I'd want to craft something more thoughtful on that, but I think today simple will have to do.