What's the best way to get resistant people to try something new? Tell them that's what you want to do for your birthday. I got my parents to try sushi. The faces my mom was making were surely part of my gift. She wasn't all that impressed but I think my sister and I managed to win over my dad. He even mastered the chopsticks by the end of the meal.
Right, I guess I should mention, today is my birthday. I'm now numerically 23 and actually 108.
We came home for cake and presents. My sister bought me two new wallets. Though I don't have money to put in them yet, I'm actually really happy about them. My old wallet is kind of falling apart and there's a mysterious stain on it that I can't identify or explain. Quite the timely gift. And because it's my sister (who is a very accomplished shopper) they are stylish and functional without being over the top. She knows me so well. My parents had fun playing "which on has more room for credit cards". Turns out my dad won with the black wallet. It had room for 20 something cards. My parents bought me the Hunger Games box set. My students were recommending it, a few friends recommended it, even a few people I don't like recommended it. So, once I'm done with my current book, I'll be delving into those.
It was a quiet day but nice. No running around, no worrying about classes or anything. Well... I am having an acid reflux issue so there is that to worry about, but overall, nothing significant. I'm glad I enjoyed today. Tomorrow I have to be all productive and getting ready to go back to university on Monday. Upside is, I'm done at 12:30.