Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes.  Today, I celebrated by taking Suji out for her walks, restructuring a pilot, and thanking people for their birthday messages posted across various social media platforms.  Since it’s also our one year wedding anniversary, Akemi and I upheld tradition by having ramen for lunch.  For dinner, it was dinner from Buca, my favorite restaurant, delivered compliments of sis, Daisy, and mom.


Check out the familiar gift-wrapping on my present.


Between the shipment I received the other day and these, I think I’m good for socks until at least next summer.  Also pictured: my birthday pecan pie and the new building fob I got for my birthday because my old one broke.  Romantic, no?

Alrighty, off to do some birthday things like take Suji out for another walk, watch anime, and eat some tiramisu.  I leave you with some photos from the SGU vault…Stargate-universe-8 Stargate-universe-9 Stargate-universe-10 Stargate-universe-11 Stargate-universe-12



15 thoughts on “October 16, 2020: Thanks!

  1. Happy Anniversary Birthday Joe!!! Happy anniversary Akemi!!! That’s a smart move so you always remember. I love your socks. I think the Dracula ones are my favourite. My sister says I have too many socks and I shouldn’t buy any more. Must have over 60 pairs, but I’m not one for matching socks. So long as they are the same thickness I often wear different colours.

    I stumbled across an article on Twitter theorising that we’re all just living in a simulation. As a sci-fi writer, have you ever considered this in reality? Might be an interesting blog discussion, unless you’ve already done this and I missed it.

    I’ll try to find the article.

    Take care,


  2. Happy Birthday & Anniversary Weekend, Joe & Akemi!!! You’ve added so much to our lives by the friends we’ve made, and kept over the years, here on the blog. Thank you! 😊💗🤗

    If you haven’t already read this article, it makes a nice offering in honor of you and Akemi. Some day I would love to try some Tanaka Kushi Katsu — a legacy recipe developed in Osaka, Japan. 🍖

    love from L in Indianapolis!
    and ear scratches to Suji-chan 💗

  3. Happy Birthday to you and Happy Anniversary to you both I hope it’s both joyful and relaxing ❤️❤️

  4. A little late, but here goes: Happy Anniversary Joe and Akemi, and Happy Birthday Joe! You are indeed very clever!
    All the best, Dorothy and Ted

  5. Wishing you a wonderful Birthday and both you and Akemi a very Happy Anniversary 💞

  6. Sorry I missed your birthday. Happy belated birthday!

    I’m familiar with the theory that we’re living in a simulation. I would love to hear your thoughts.

  7. Happy belated birthday!! ♎️ Libra! The balance of justice!! Air signs rule ! (I am an Aquarius ♒️) Love the socks & I actually bought a pecan pie 🥧 too. But for moi! Funny coincidence- most of my University friends were a Libra’s. A few Aquarian’s & some Gemini’s thrown in for good measure. We had this huge Air sign conglomerate like when the replicators’s formed that giant ball. There were a few earth sign outliers (outlanders?). It was much easier for birthdays bc we just had a Libra party, Aquarius party, etc.

    Anyway… glad you had a good day with thoughtful gifts.

    I think David Blue is going to be having his watch SGU episodes on Twitch tonite while he comments so I will be watching along. Love to hear all this anecdotal stuff. ❤️❤️

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.