Happy Birthday to Me!

I celebrated my 22nd birthday on Tuesday this week by taking the day off from work and enjoying a day of relative peace. In the evening, my family and I went to an Italian place called “The Italian Pie.”

It’s a great little restaurant, tucked beside a Subway in a strip mall near Wal-Mart. The dining area is dimly lit with low lights and tinted windows, and there’s a constant stream of jazz and Sinatra-style music playing from the speakers hidden in the ceiling. Excellent Italian food is served by good looking people in their early twenties.

(Incidentally, have you ever noticed how different restaurants have different kinds of workers? For example, the workers at Chick-fil-A, my former place of employment, tended to be either very young or very large, sometimes both. Is this unconscious profiling on the behalf of the management, or does the increased size of the average Chick-fil-A worker reflect the effects of a steady diet of Chick-fil-A food during breaks?)

Anyways, after enjoying a delicious chicken calzone from the Italian Pie, we came home and I got to open presents! The highlights from this year are the new 5.1 surround sound system I have hooked into my computer now and my shiny new Nintendo DS Lite. This latter is a shiny white brick that opens up to reveal two small video screens on which I can play some really fun video games. I spent hours today playing Advance Wars: Dual Strike, a fun little turn-based strategy game.

I love birthdays. At this point in my life, they’re still special days that I get excited about. I hope that that never changes.

3 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Me!

  1. Thanks!

    Not really. I found Ubuntu to be a lot more hassle than it was worth. Once I found Cygwin, which lets me do most of the things I liked about Linux under Windows, Linux started looking a lot less appealing to me.

    My main problem with Linux is that it takes a long time to fix any given problem. For example, I was trying to get my Sony Clie to sync with Ubuntu, and after hours of altering config files that I didn’t really understand, I was no closer to my goal than I was before. Apparently there’s a bug someplace or another in the new version of the Linux kernel or something.

    I like windows. I’m familiar with it, and I’ve learned how to make it look and feel exactly the way I want to.

    And, of course, all of the software I like–especially games–is written for Windows. Since I know how to defend myself from spyware and viruses, I really don’t have any motivation to switch.