- cash (from my parents, who long ago gave up on trying to know anything about me)
- lunch at Turquoise, candy, a gift certificate to Powell's, and Worlds of Tomorrow: The Amazing Universe of Science Fiction Art from my pal never_fear
- Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays by Northrop Frye and Free Jazz by the Ornette Coleman Double Quartet from rum_holiday and her husband
- dinner at Thai Lagoon and an awesome messenger bag from ninafarina
and my swell roommate, thaitea, provided top-shelf babysitting and was very patient and understanding when I came home after taking my girlfriend to the airport and basically collapsed from three weeks of delayed exhaustion.
I got good friends, a decent life, and a girl who cares. That's about all you can hope for.