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.