I got some early birthday presents from Japan today. It was two CDs by 森山直太朗 (Moriyama Naotaro) that I had asked for. I then took an exorbitant amount of time taxing my brain to write a 4 line thank you e-mail in Japanese.
I also witnessed the craziest debate round I've seen in a long time, possibly ever. It shall not be repeated on this public forum.