January 7th: the one day of the year when I can be completely self-absorbed and spoiled and it's perfectly acceptable (even encouraged!)
For my 22nd birthday, I spent the day with my mother. For lunch, we went to Denny's, where my mom ordered turkey, green beans and mashed potatoes, and I got the massive Lumberjack Slam (with scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, ham, toast AND pancakes) for free as part of their birthday promotion. Very satisfying, yet very filling. For dessert, we got two cinnamon rolls from CinnaRoll. I was planning on using my 2 for 1 DQ Blizzard, but I saved it for the next day. I love their Cookie Dough treats.
I saved my mom the trouble of searching for the perfect present by picking out my own gifts. I ended up finding a cute blue cat (to go with the pink cat she gave me last year), "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" on DVD, Elle Canada and Teen Vogue with Dianna Agron, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith on the covers, a beige deer shirt from H&M and two tops from American Eagle. Not pictured in the collage above are the grey Italian boots that I got from J Walk Shoes. Trust me, they're gorgeous.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to extend their warmest birthday wishes to me through phone, text, email, Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, Tumblr, etc. You all made my day extra special! :)