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Another Birthday, Another Decade!

My birthday was on the 21st—I turned 20! It's weird that I've now been alive for two decades, and I'm not a teenager anymore! (Yay!) All the readings, projects, etc. are picking up a lot more for my classes—so I didn't do too much for my birthday, though.

I spent most of my birthday afternoon working on my first project for my media production class (COMS 258). Thomas C. Johnson teaches that class, and it's a lot of fun. It still involves a fair amount of work though, especially over the weekends.

My parents got to campus for my birthday when I was about halfway through with filming for my project. I decided to put them to work as my subjects, haha. ;) I opened a couple presents from them after finishing up filming, and then they took me to Walmart to get some stuff.

I requested Mabe's for my birthday dinner, so we headed there after Walmart. It was quite busy, so there was a pretty long wait for food, but it was worth it. The pizza was great as usual, and we got one of their amazing half-baked cookies. SO good, it's a must if you go to Mabe's.

After Mabe's, we ended the day with a stop at the Oneota Co-Op for some things. Sunday morning, we went to Rubaiyat for breakfast—another amazing Decorah restaurant. I always get the Belgian Waffle with strawberries and whipped cream on top—delicious!

I sent some things back with my parents that I didn't need up here, we took a picture, then my parents hit the road. From Decorah, they went to Iowa City—as it was my sister's birthday on the 22nd. She is a senior at the University of Iowa this year. Yes, our birthdays are a day apart. Yes, I know that's crazy. ;) After visiting her for her birthday, they headed back to Newton.

I did more than I did last year, but I'd say it was generally a pretty quiet birthday. Now, back to homework—I have a draft of a paper due on Friday, along with lots of other things to get done for this week.


Amber Sorenson

Amber Sorenson

Amber is a sophomore from Newton, Iowa. She is majoring in communication studies and minoring in anthropology. Along with blogging for Luther admissions, she also works for Media Relations. She plays alto saxophone in Varsity Band and is the crew captain for Love Your Melon. One of her favorite things about Luther is the strong sense of community. Next year, she'll be studying in Nottingham, England!

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I'm hard at work filming my stack of textbooks, for a close up shot for my media production project.
My dad wanted to take this picture of me with the colorful trees in the background on my birthday.
All new 20 year old's (and everybody else), have to enjoy a delicious half-baked cookie from Mabe's...right? ;)
My dad is getting better at taking selfies of all of us. ;)

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