My favorite birthday present was this picture that my good friend David drew for me.
I like candles. So I found a sweet bottle and me and my German friends Patrick got some candles and made this totally awesome candle bottle. We put new candles on top and burn them.
This year there are many international students studying here and we've been getting to know them, and they're really cool! So the other day at lunch we we're all sitting together and realized we had a huge international table. We have one Brazilian guy dead center, than to the left, Jon the other American, Hishem a guy from Morroco, Patrick and Joel from Germany, three Paraguian girls, I only remember the names of the last two, Jasmin and Pamela, and then, yours truly, Me.
I've really calmed down quite a bit in my later age, I do a lot more reading and contemplating on life. I've started to appreciate the finer things in life. No longer do I simply desire to trek across the face of the earth exploring unknown lands. Now I would rather sit inside making cookies and reading a book.