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.