Happy Birthday, Sherlock!

Yes, everyone, today is this man's birthday!

Not Benedict Cumberbatch, I'm talking about Sherlock Holmes. (Though to be honest the line that separates  Sherlock from Benedict is blurring for me as I type XD) 

Though it has never been officially announced in Doyle books when exactly Sherlock's birthday is, it's pretty much agreed that it is 1/6. There are supposedly two explanations for this:

1.) Sherlock often quotes Shakespeare, but the only thing he has quoted twice is The Twelfth Night, which happens to be January 6.
2.) The Valley of Fear, the last Sherlock Holmes novel, starts on January 7. Holmes seemed cranky in the beginning of the story. Why? Because of a hangover. Why? Well, he must be celebrating something. What could he have been celebrating? His birthday, of course. Or so it was deduced. 

It seemed like funny reasons to me, but hey, as long as I have a day to celebrate the wonderful sleuth's birth with, I'm all good.

I can finally announce it! I've bought myself a skull!!!!

I love it!! Now I can freak people out by introducing my 'friend' to them! It now serves as a bookend on my desk, and Sherlock sits on top of it (●´∀`●)

So anyways to celebrate, my friend Joyce and I went to a English place for lunch. It's no Speedy's Cafe, but we had a lovely English breakfast and Shepard's pie. 

Yummy! Then we did a birthday song and made up silly wishes for Sherlock. (Like wishing they'd win a year's supply of milk so he and John wouldn't need to argue about who should go buy some.) 

Then we exchanged gifts. I'd bought two skulls, and one of them was for this occasion. Hopefully Joyce's roommates won't hate me for it XD

As for me? I got a pipe. I will most likely never use it, but I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH!!! It's between my lips right now as I type ^^

It's a wonderful day, even with the impending doom of finals coming up tomorrow *hides face* I will most likely spend the rest of tonight not studying re-watching the BBC version and re-reading the novels. Very productive of me, I know.

I'll end this post then, with these final words:  Happy Birthday, Sherlock Holmes!!! 

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