Warning: This will be a selfish
I had been trying to finish up any school by Friday since I was not going to do it on my birthday (if I even found time to do so) and with that, I had to push back blogging duties. So this post won't be a review or a giveaway, even though I considered such a thing. That was a horrible teaser, wasn't it? It's like my mom saying, "I was thinking about baking cookies [or another dessert] today and was going to, but...didn't." I decided to hold off until the blogoversary in October since I just had to fork out a chunk of my paycheck to my parents.
This isn't a complaining post either, no worries.
Basically, I'm writing to say that today marks my 17th birthday! Not 18 or 16, the monumental birthdays, but still a pretty big deal. Over the years, many things have changed, naturally. One of those is how I have viewed gifts and my view on this topic is the opposite of how I view books.
In the past, I would give my mom a full one or two page list of birthday gift
demands ideas. This year, I gave her a measly section and told her to go at it, not being able to think of anything worthwhile except for a few books. I love gifts though.
|You know...just saying ;)|
With books, I have gone from not caring about them to I NEED THEM IN MY LIFE. I loved them in the past, but it was a different, more shallow version than it is now.
Of course, no matter how many times I think "eh, birthdays are no big deal," when it starts to be the week beforehand, I start to plan out a multiple day celebration in my honor. So some things really don't ever change. Hey, I get one time out of the year that is about me. I'm going to soak it up.
My plans for the day? If you're reading this in the morning, I'm probably in IHOP with my friends, taking advantage of their free birthday meal coupon. If you're reading this in the afternoon, I'm probably napping or cramming in an exercise before the big meal. If you're reading this in the evening, I'm probably chowing down on my mom's delicious homemade meal of Mexican food and BANANA PUDDING, my favorite dessert of all-time.
If you actually stuck through reading all that, thank you. Now go enjoy your Saturday!
Happy Birthday to all the July babies out there! We're pretty awesome.