I feel bad, because I stopped doing birthday wishes in my LJ earlier this year when I was having a bad time of keeping up with things. I ought to start again. For now, let me just say:
to grrliz, shaggydogstail, anyone else who celebrates their birthday today
and, of course, to Sirius Black.
My parents gave me a FireWire portable HDD. There are no words to how much squee I have for this. :D