Another year, another trip around the sun.
Turning 22 doesn’t offer nearly as many significant things to talk about as the ‘milestone’ 21, where drinking and properly oriented drivers’ licenses were officially on the table.
I won’t be starting this post off with a deep, important-sounding remark on the different milestones one hits in life.
Rather, 22 mainly stands out because… It’s symmetrical? I guess?
To be fair, 22 does have some things going for it. Most notably the fact that I’ll be graduating from college during that year. Yikes.
All of that is pretty forward thinking, though. Today there aren’t a whole lot of exciting things going on, as I’ll be saving the friend gatherings for later in the year when more people are back in town.
What I have gotten is a lovely breakfast made by my younger sister:
And a couple of birthday gifts from the family that I definitely did not know about from being in the store with them.
That would be ridiculous! I was honestly, truly surprised.
Aly must know me real well if she thought to get me a Mimikyu-related gift again, totally without my input.
As much as it messes with my head that Sun and Moon came out almost three years ago, my love for this Pikachu lookalike remains strong. Even if I had to pull a Scizor out to take advantage of her weakness.
While Mimikyu and that new Switch controller are the main physical gifts I’ve gotten thus far, I have been eagerly watching all of the digital presents from various organizations roll in.
Like this cute little email from Nintendo helping me celebrate with all those Marro brahs:
Unfortunately platinum coins mean basically nothing next to gold coins, which would allow me to buy new video games.
Just give me more gold coins, Nintendo. I promise I’ll keep shilling for you if I can buy more games.
Until you do, I’ll just go back to Planet Fitness for my free water bottle.
I think it’s hilarious that my gym wants me to go spend my birthday working out as I’m sitting around eating ice cream cake, but to be fair I am planning on going tomorrow.
So I might actually use a free water bottle, as silly as that is.
At the very least water seems reasonable as an immediate necessity to keep my body working, which gives it an edge over this offer from Facebook:
I get the sentiment here, getting members to create fundraisers for nonprofit organizations. It’s a nice goal in-and-of itself.
But one dollar? Seriously, Mark?
Pretty sure you could stand to offer a bit more of a generous care package all things considered. I know you have a bajillion users and that money stacks up in the long-run, but even something like $5 would look less silly as a ‘present.’
Alright, I’ll stop fruitlessly complaining at social media companies. I just honestly don’t have all that much more to say. After breakfast we went out for a bit to visit my Grandpa and buy special pasta ingredients for dinner.
We were greeted by a little bit of rain while out shopping, keeping up the tradition of water falling on my birthday.
Though it wasn’t near as bad as my 20th when I brought attention to the issue on the blog.
So that’s not an exciting direction to head down. Nor is all the homework that I’ll unfortunately be stuck doing tonight due to deadlines that leave no room for extensive birthday fun.
I think I’ll just wrap things up here, then. Get back to relaxing, spending some time with family and… Yeah, homework.
Just one more semester and I’ll never have to deal with that again.
As usual, thank you all for the support here on the blog and in my real life endeavors. Particularly to my old colleague/friend Ashlyn Ramirez who gave me shout outs on all the social media platforms unexpectedly.
That girl works hard, she deserves a little extra support!
But for all the rest of you as well, hope you’ll stick around for however many birthdays are still to come.