I'm 19 today. 19!!!
This the first borthday I've had where I wasn't surrounded by people. My birthday was always during the school year, usually during the end of a school trip. In 8th grade my friend Ari took a little notebook I had and had everyone sign it. On the last night of the trip, after dinner my teacher appeared with a sheet cake and "Happy Birthday Rachael" written on it. Last year after dinner a waiter came out with two cakes and everyone sang happy birthday to me. The year before that my birthday was on our school's award night and everyone sang to me.
This year's birthday feels so surreal and quiet. It feels weird...
Plus, I'm used to certain people calling me and using my birthday as an excuse to force themselves back into my life (http://www.livejournal.com/users/
I got some good presents though...
My mom gave me disks 2-3 of Invader Zim. My brother gave me a little stuffed Peter (family guy) that talks when you press the crotch (it even says "squeeze me"). My sister gave me 3 pairs of earrings. I'm kind of afraid that now that I have pierced ears people would just give me earrings as presents.
I also know that cat_paw plans to get me The Missing:'s new CD and severianofbria got me something for my dorm room. I miss Albion so much, I wish I was there now and my birthday was during the school year. It's kind of boring here.