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Ben Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

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Arr. Today (Sept 19) be Talk Like a Pirate Day, me matey! :arr: Ye must be speakin' like a pirate iffin' ye want yer respect!

Avast, tomorrow is me very own birthday, wherein I be 17 Canadian years old! Aye, it feels ... weird. Today at work me piratical co-worker, Kamila, brought me a shiny chocolate cake thingy with a cool blue crayon candle, and a yellow smiley balloon (hence the title of this blog, ye scallywags!).

And now, a musical interlude. Arr!

Or not.

There be not much else to tell ye. Writin' goes as writin' does, what with the novel in its interminable second draft. Yarr, if this goes on any longer I be turnin' to the grog for comfort! Yo ho ho and a cup of tea and what not.