If any of you remember, at the start of the month I said there would be an announcement on the 26th of May. If you can decipher the blog title (mega bonus points if you get the reference) then you can work out that today is the ostentious anniversary of my birth. Otherwise known as my birthday. Contrary to the tile of this post though I doubt I'll be crying any time soon. Well, they'll be tears of joy at least.
Yesterday didn't go so great though. I was out in town with my dad and so decided to pick up my present a day early. You may recall me saying I was getting an iPod soon. Originally the plan was to get an iPod for my birthday. Instead I got a new Xbox 360, with Kinect. My old Xbox finally died after six or seven years of faithful service to it's lord and master (me) and so I thought I would replace it, rather than replace a functioning device. After what seemed like forever buying the thing (thank you very much big time supermarket for keeping all your precious, precious, Xboxes stored in the back) I did finally get it home. Where I proceeded to love and cherish it. Until things went wrong. If you follow me on Twitter you may have heard the story. What happened is that I had transferred my old gamer profile on to my new Xbox, but because I made the profile so long ago, I had forgotten the log in details for it. After the first call to customer support (which, despite my tweets, wasn't so bad) I had begun to lose all hope. The only way to get the information would be to get my old Xbox working, and find the information out through there. Thankfully my old Xbox had enough life left for such a short excursion, and I was able to access my profile. However I had an outdated Xbox dashboard, so was not able to get the information. Leaving me, once again, hopeless. After scouring through my emails for anything related to my Gamertag, I hit gold. It turned out that instead of being created in a Windows Live ID, like Xbox suggest is the only way to do it, I had created my profile through my gmail account. I was one step closer to my goal. I made another call to customer service, and between us me and Vladimir (that really was his name. Epic Russian dudes ftw) I was able to change my password without knowing it, and so I regained full access of my profile, and began my journey into the everlasting dark that is being a gamer once again, and we all lived happily ever after. Especially me.
Okay I'm going to admit I can be a good writer, it sounds like I made that into an epic tale of bravery and heroism.
Though really the true bright spot of my day has been, for the third day in a row, Miss Leah. Who did the most super special wonderously terrific awesome thing I think has been done to me. Which sadly did not involve a bedroom, and bottles of wine. She made me a birthday message, a really sweet and awesome one as well that really I just can't praise enough. I hope she doesn't mind me sharing it with you guys. She posted it on her blog, and so I'm going to post it on mine, just so I can point at it, and say "someone made that for me. Someone really special and awesome".
Thank you Leah, very much, for giving me something that has truly made me happy, more than all the Xboxes in the world could <3
Though if I owned all the Xboxes, I'd be rich enough to come a calling. Hmm...