A model kit I ordered for myself a while ago came just in time to be a birthday present to myself:
And then today one of the Zoomers---a local---brought me a couple of sweet treats, complete with plastic for my buddy to enjoy:
The more expensive sorta-present I got myself is DNA testing. It was a middle-of-the-night whim a week ago. I don't give a hoot about the ancestry part, but I like the idea of finding out about any health factors that are more-or-less inherent, or inherently predispositional, in me. The tube for saliva came the other day, and now it's on its way to the lab. I think it's a matter of weeks before I hear from them.
Then today in my email Coursera, through which I took most of a MOOC a few years ago, I saw that there's a series of anatomy classes, through the local U, starting today. I mean, why not? I can audit. So I've signed up & am starting that. It might be a bit much, on top of learning Spanish through my phone app and working the steps in a workshop in my newer recovery program, plus there's a chance that I'll squeamish out when I get to the cadaver detail shots. But maybe not. And, really, I often find myself curious about body things, so why not know more? I trust it won't be only about learning the names for things. But I have already learned the word "integumentary", as it's part of the title of the first of the four courses.
I'm just auditing. So it's free. No need for a certificate. Kinda great, yes? The folks checking in in the "Introduce yourself" message board are from all over.
I also remembered today to activate my free months of Apple music, from buying a keyboard a bit ago. One of the first things I looked up to hear was the dB's. Power pop from my college days. Their greatest song is undeniably "Amplifier," but here's an album cut I like of theirs a lot:
It's hot. About to do another in-and-out-of-the-shower with my hair in a ballcap. Maybe when the sun goes down I'll want to eat something.
Oh, forgot to say we had (to take) the day off work today. My birthday observed, I choose to consider it.