Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Bit

Apologies if this seems like nonsensical gibberish to some of you, but I'm going to be geeky for a moment. Today is my birthday. It's not a particularly significant birthday, except to us computer sciencey folks: I got a new bit today! (My sixth one.) I'm 100000 years old. I'm likely to only get one more bit in my lifetime, and I've got to wait a long time for that one, so I'm trying to enjoy receiving this one. S pointed out to me that we didn't even know each other when I got my last one. My little LL has, um, zero or one, depending on how you want to look at it, but he'll get a bunch in fairly quick succession very soon, which is kind of amazing. (Yes, I'm still able to be amazed by exponents. Sue me.)

S got me a birthday card from him and LL. It says, "One of us remembered your birthday! The other one of us just kind of lives in the house and is totally unaware of everything." It's not clear that the card was supposed to be from a father and baby combo, but I'm not sure who the intended card-buyer is. Partner and pet? Roommate and ... bad roommate? Wife and clueless husband?

For my birthday, LL woke up at 5:00am, refused to eat, refused to go back to sleep, and just whined and cried for two hours. Have I mentioned that teething sucks? I finally just handed him to S and told him that all I wanted for my birthday was another hour of sleep, followed by a shower. Good times.


  1. Happy Birthday! What a great way of saying your age. Hope you have great day. Hugs.

  2. I hope you enjoyed your nap and shower...happy birthday. Oh, and I have no idea what a bit is...but congrats anyway!

  3. I despise teething. Or at least I hope to God that is what we are going through right now.

    Happy birthday!!!

  4. Happy birthday!!! I hope you got the sleep and shower you so deserved!

    We got tooth #1 with no fanfare on Sunday. Tooth #2? Far too much fanfare for my tastes. I suspect/hope we'll see the tooth this week -- it's pretty close to the surface already.

  5. That's exciting! Happy Birthday! I love bits. 6 bits! Nice :).

  6. A woman of my own heart. I too was very excited about my extra bit last year, celebrated when too many powers of two converged upon each other at once, and made a powers-of-two cake to celebrate the occasion.

    Glad to have found yet another computer science-y woman :)

  7. Wow, Rebecca, you're AWESOME!!!!


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