It was my birthday yesterday. I turned 23, which makes me one of the oldest undergraduate students on the ship. Another (perk? downside?) to doing a six-year course.
Every day at sea, they announce the day’s birthdays during the afternoon announcements. There were two of us yesterday (or the day before? I don’t know which time stamp this post will show, but I’m currently at 10h30 GMT-12), and the other girl is actually a friend of mine, we have a class together and she turned a very young 20).
My roommate and a couple other people did some celebrating in Hawai’i. They got me McDonald’s, because I’d never had American McD’s before. But the ultimate birthday cake was a whole pint of Ben&Jerry’s Half-baked. YUMMMM. My folks wanted to order a cake for me onboard, but they’re so expensive and apparently not super-delicious, so I told them some cash would be just right.
So we didn’t do too much yesterday – it’s my first weekend-birthday in years, and I had class. How’s that for irony? We did buy delicious freshly-baked cookies, and dessert at dinner was chocolate pudding (special order? Maybe). My roommates decorated the room with balloons and streamers, which felt pretty festive.
What should I get with my birthday money?
- Semester at Sea Plushie
- Semester at Sea Hoodie
- Spring 2013 official voyage shirt
I do wish I were with my family and The Boy though. I miss them so much.