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April 23, 2012

My 31st birthday was last week, and I have fully embraced being a boring old man. I didn't do anything outrageous--just had a nice dinner out with my family. My wife wanted to take me on a big weekend trip, but I told her it wasn't important enough to me to justify spending the money. And do you want to know what I asked for as a present? Dual flush toilets. That's right. For my birthday, I thought about being more water efficient.

As I've gotten older, I've embraced the idea that I don't need to do things to impress anybody. This often makes my wife crazy, because it means I'll easily say "no" to invitations for going out with friends or other social things if I'm not in the mood. But on the flip side, if there's something I do want to do, I pretty much do it. That makes me impossible to plan for and buy presents for, but in the long run, it's just what works out best for me.

There's nothing particularly special about turning 31 in the United States. I'm in a bit of a vaccuum until I hit 40. That, or have a kid. What are the big birthdays where you live?

06:06 PM Nov 19 2012


Sound a little bit sad. And i don't know why did u do that? but i think u had reasonable for it. Birthday is a special day for everyone enclude me when the day is coming they feel happy and excited because they can get presents from who they loved, friends and family. But for u, Mason, this year u did not have feel to join ur birthday or celebrate it. It isn't problem, but everyone is round u will wonder u why did u feel like this? if u had reason for ur-self. U should enjoy with them if u think it is not so important to u. Life is that..sometimes happy sometime sad.. if u can save how much time happy in ur life u could save.. do not break it.. because we have life once...

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About Mason

What do you like doing in your free time?

I read a lot of comics - but not many about superheros. I write (no comics... yet). I love riding my bicycle and motor scooter - anything that keeps me out of the car. I watch a ton of movies, play guitar and hope to someday own a llama.

5 things you couldn't live without

My friends. Stickers. Chocolate chips. Jon Stewart. Craigslist. (in no particular order)

Favorite Music

“Every little thing she does is magic” – The Police

Favorite Movie

If I have to pick ONE – The Lord of The Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring. others include The Royal Tennenbaums, The Emperor’s New Groove, Koyaanisqatsi (yes that’s spelled right), Wet Hot American Summer (no, it’s not a porn), Cowboy Bebop (the whole series and the movie).

Favorite Book

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Favorite Website