A year older, a year questionably wiser.

Took my traditional birthday leave last week.

It was glorious.

Copious amounts of alcohol and video games (Disney's Dreamlight Valley is surprisingly legit). Even had a taco dinner courtesy of the mother-in-law.

Though the day of the event, I woke up with a few notifications on my Apple Watch saying my heart rate had spiked above 120BPM while remaining sedentary.

And then again the next day.

...This could very well be the year I die.


In other news:

I got me a laser engraver.

Thing's also legit.

Assembly was straight forward, build quality is impressive, and is a testament to Chinese ingenuity.

...Test burn was off-center and had to be emergency-stopped because carpet was getting burnt.

Hooyah, lasers.