Today is my birthday! So far I have had an amazing day. I’m one of those people who always have amazing birthdays. Nothing goes wrong on my birthday! I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad birthday. When it’s my birthday, everything is sunshine and sparkles (even though it rained today) and my smile starts to hurt my face by the end of the day.

Amazon Kindle (by caitysparkles)

First of all, I got an amazing birthday present from my family. My parents, grandmother, other grandparents, and Josh all chipped in and got me an Amazon Kindle DX. My sister also bought me a beautiful leather case to go with it! After nearly drooling on it, squealing a little bit, and staring at it all mesmerized, I have been thoroughly enjoying it! I downloaded a bunch of free e-books already and I have been playing with a lot of the Kindle’s features.

Birthday Card (by caitysparkles)

Work was even awesome today. My friend Emily, who is an amazing artist, made me this awesome card and had most of my friends at work sign it for me! It meant so much to me! Also, the kids in my classes today were great and even drew me happy birthday pictures on the board. It was the cutest thing ever.

I even got a discount on my lunch! The owner at the deli we always frequent heard it was my birthday and barely charged me for my lunch. He gave it to me for practically nothing! It was so nice of him!

Josh’s mom sent me Season 1 of Flight of the Conchords on DVD. That was a pretty epic present, too. If you don’t know who Flight of the Conchords are, they are a New Zealand comedy duo who had an HBO series over here, too. They are absolutely hysterical and I love them so much.

Josh and I are going to go out for dinner tonight. I also found out that my friends are throwing me a birthday party this Saturday! How awesome is that? My friends and family really know how to make me feel loved.

My mom ended up actually making a comment on my last entry. It was pretty adorable, if that’s the correct word for it. I don’t know if anyone caught my mom’s comment amidst all the other ones but it was definitely there. Haha.

My life has been very busy lately but not all that interesting. The only humorous thing lately was that I got to tell the class I was subbing for yesterday “May the Fourth be with you!” It was, indeed, May 4th. I got a kick out of my silly Star Wars pun. The kids did, too. I love when I can relate so well to them and I think they love it, too. One kid made up a sign that told everyone it was Star Wars Day as decreed by the coolest sub in the school and she wanted me to let her hang it up. I told her she had to finish her work first. Unfortunately she never did finish her work but I think she forgot about it anyway.

I also supervised the track meet yesterday. My duties included wearing a bright yellow security jacket, walking the visiting team to and from their bus, and patrolling the field during the meet. The meet went very well and the kids all had a lot of fun. There had to be at least 75 boys on our track team and the visiting track team, although not AS huge, was still very large. The crowd, as you can imagine, was larger than both teams. Our school is a great community, though, and that includes the parents. It was a great experience. I had a lovely time and it was exciting when the kids were happy to see me turn up there, too.