One of these years, I will eventually make it to the MLA convention. However, it is ALWAYS in the way of my time off and/or my birthday, and it was the latter case this time. I hate to give my birthday away to a few thousand people. I like to keep it all to myself or to a few loved ones and friends. It was a quiet one yesterday, but comfortable. Tomorrow I'll venture out to get a few needed items and maybe a little birthday treat besides. It'll have to be little, but still I think I can manage a small treat.