I’m not generally one to take a birthday as a big deal. Partially it’s because my birthdays have always been over the summer, so no one is around. I’ve also just never been caught up in the excitement of the whole thing. That said, I’m 20 in three days. Hmm. While I try to discoruage people giving me commercial gifts (as opposed to the rare meaningful or deep gift, which I think is worth giving at any time of the year), I know that some elements in my family are committed 😉 so I might as well receive what I want rather then what they hope I want.
Okay, here’s what I want. Something from my Amazon wish list, or a toaster oven, or a microwave, or a subscription to the New Yorker, or a nice, compact digital camera with good quality and a nice zoom. Happy?