So, in case you're wondering:
1) Yes, I turn 30 this year. Sorry if it makes you feel old.
2) I do have plans. If you're not a part of the facebook group Rainbow's End and you want to be, let us know and we'll add you.
3) If you're wondering what those plans are, reposted here for if you don't FB.
Q: What are you going to do for your birthday?
A: After much decision on my part, I thought instead of sushi (which has been my usual for many years) I would introduce you all to my favorite Mongolian Grill (602, Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA). It's a lovely little grill that reminds me very much of Sunny's in Santa Clara, CA. Tastes good; Alex and I can get decent-sized portions for about $25 (for two people. Dinner price). Exact time is still being nailed down, stay tuned.
They do lunches, and I am thinking because it's a Monday that dinner might be easier to give people time to arrive. It's in the QFC parking lot, so it's fairly easy to spot.
Q: What do you want for your birthday?
A: Presents aren't necessary. I mean, in the grand scheme of things if you feel that presents are a thing (which is common and polite in our species' society), your presence at dinner and the company would be enough. Desired gifts, if that is your thing: money is always useful and can be put to practical use, as I have quite a few uses for it. If you want to get me something tangible that isn't money, ask me off-line (via email or IM).
Q: Kat, can we come over afterwards to your apartment?
A: My living room may look somewhat presentable, though my office and kitchen are a bit of a mess. It's not very large either, so I don't know if we'd be able to accommodate a group of people afterwards. Also depends on how Alex is feeling.
Q: Can we discuss plans that don't involve going over to your apartment afterward?
A: Sure! Most likely on the day of. If you have a suggestion you want me to consider before then, let me know.