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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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Birthday, etc.
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So apparently, I'm 21 years old, and some time in the last three hours (by my birth certificate, an approximation to when I was carved screaming from my mother's abdomen), I abruptly became mature enough to drink myself into a stupor and gamble my money away. I have no intention of doing the former, and anything involving the latter will probably get me kicked out of casino after casino for card counting should I choose to participate at all.

And someone anonymously gave me a LiveJournal gift certificate! Now I have to figure out what to do with it. It's a puzzle, given that I've gotten my Paid Account as a subscription, and cancelling the subscription enough to apply the gift certificate to it seems slightly silly although perhaps the most reasonable course of action. (I'd cancel the subscription, but I'd be considered paid until next year since I pay annually, and then whatever Paid amount I purchase would be tacked on the end. And extra userpics are just silly, given that I'm only using 22 of the 44 I have now.

Maybe I should see if it can be applied towards a Permanent Account when they go on sale later this month. My LiveJournal has already stuck around for five years; do I trust the service enough to expect it to last the additional five it would require to be a good deal? Technically, a Permanent Account is worth more than the cost of a Paid Account multiplied by its duration; I'd have to throw in the extra userpics and storage space as well, except that only counts if I'd actually use them. I suspect I could eventually run out of the provided 2GB of storage space, especially if I upload all these pictures I've been planning to upload for a while, and upping that to 10 would double the cost of the account. Still, that might take some time to come to pass.

Hmm. Tricky decision. Maybe I should take bids to see if any of the artists out there would help me use up a bit more of my userpic quota in exchange for a $20 LiveJournal gift certificate! (After all, it's for me to buy what I want with, right? *grin*)

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Ooooh. Not sure if you'd want more of my stuff, especially since I'm rusty, but you are a fun subject... ;)

Happy Birthday !

And despite the awfulness that happened last week, I do like my permanent account.

For all the complaints people make about how much worse LJ has gotten since Six Apart took over, I don't think it really has, people just have something to blame every mistake on now. LiveJournal makes about one really bone-headed decision about every year and a half, like clockwork, and one really unpopular decision every three years (implementing invitation codes, removing invitation codes, ads). This pattern has remained completely unchanged since Six Apart bought them out.

We'll see what kind of bids I get for the gift certificate on this post. *grin* I'll make my decisions based mostly on that!

Y'know that icon is awefully, uh.. dual-meaning-ed. Is that even a word?

Happy birthday!

Note that this also means that you can legally have half a glass of wine, or buy liqueur to use in making a chocolate mousse, should you be so inclined.

I didn't *mean* to be anonymous

I had $20 kicking around and noticed that it was your 21st.... made me nostalgic for my sons' 21sts.... so I picked an amount that would cover a t-shirt or skullcap or whatever.

However you use it, enjoy!

Re: I didn't *mean* to be anonymous

Thank you, then, and it's much appreciated! At this point, I'm mostly leaning towards getting a Permanent Account and using the gift certificate to take some of the edge off the price tag.

My birthday was about as low-key as it gets- nothing more unusual than being given a small bag of assorted books and, after dinner, getting ice cream at the local stand- but, then, I think that's exactly how I like things to be.

Hey, if you're that good at card-counting, go get yourself on the Griffin List before your 22nd. :) Call it a math-savant's coming-of-age ceremony. Congrats on surviving 21 years.

I tried to wish you happy hatchday but you left before I could! *whine* Ah well! Much huggles and well wishes for whatever you end up doing, just don't drink too much when ya do :P

Happy birthday! :3

I'd do some iconz for the gift certificate. Up to four if you want. XD You might be tired of my icons though, heh!

Nah, I like your icons! I'm just not angry often enough to use the ones I already got from you with any regularity. At this point, I'm most likely to just get the Permanent Account (I calculated that I've already sunk over $70 into LiveJournal just for my own Paid Account, I might as well put a stop to it) instead and just hold off about seven weeks until my first paycheck to bribe you with actual money for art instead of more LiveJournal time. It's what getting a job is for, I suppose!

Thus proving the birthday paradox, I know of two on here with the same birthday.

(Ya ya, it's statistics and you can't prove anything, just With High Probability - you get what I mean! :) )

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