In terms of good company, this birthday definitely fulfilled that. Friday night, I got to spend with UCSD friends from my floor. We all went out for Mexican food and took one step closer to making Jordan more ethnic. Step 1 of our elaborate plan is to get him to eat a burrito (because he’s never had one in his life before) and Step 2 is to diagnose him with yellow fever (which shouldn’t be that hard seeing as we go to UCSD and there are a high supply of asian girls). Afterwards, we went back to our suite and played Scattergories for a good 3 hours. And tonight, I was able to catch up with old friends aka Kelli, Steph, Tracey, Cathy, Sara, Jackie and Kevin over dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. We bonded while getting fat over hamburgers and the inevitable, cheesecake. Cathy’s a real people’s person so the waitress just adored her. And they all managed to spoil me with presents that I was really not expecting just because I am terrible at giving gifts, myself and I still owe all of them birthday presents. We drove over to Dave and Buster’s afterwards so I could meet up with family. And I’ve realized that living on campus has really made me much more appreciative of spending time with my family. I come home every now and then and I see my little cousins growing up before my very eyes. They’re all getting so smart. Wilson is going to be a genius and Jocelyn acts years beyond her age. They’re both going to do big things in the world and I’m just going to sit back and watch. And my mom, being the wonderful person that she is, was able to put all of this together and get my whole family to drive down. The little kids loved the arcade but around midnight we decided it was time to head back to my house where presents were opened. Jocelyn and I both purchased pillow pets for one another’s birthday without knowing so that was a really nice surprise. And Jocelyn wins “Best Sister Award of the Year” (not only because she knows how to french braid now and I can abuse that skill) but because she got me Call of Duty. This summer is going to consist of me dedicating all my time to modern warfare. And together, I’ve had some of the best company I could possibly ask for this birthday over the last 2 days. Thanks to you all who helped make it amazing. You’re the best.