What a wonderful day.
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Safety Seagull delivered my NOAA safety tip of the weekâ€¦ telling me how to type correctly now to avoid back problems later. Its a lovely birthday treat :) And the icing on the cakeâ€¦ I just realized that my arm hair has officially been completely bleached blonde by the sunâ€¦ and its my favorite thing about the summer! Weird? Yes I know, but its the little things in lifeâ€¦
Let me just say right now that I have the best friends in the world. You know, I was a little sad about not being at home with my family for my birthday, but my new friendsies out here in Santa Barbara made up for it. Yesterday I went to church (woah, first time in forever) and Anja called while I was there and left me a message saying that I should come over. So I went right to her house from church, and when I got there, she had a huge platter of cupcakes with candles in them for me. The little dear woke up at 8am to whip those suckers up. On a Sunday none the less, one of the only days we interns actually get to sleep in. And I love her for it! And as if those cupcakes werenâ€™t enough, Lance and Brandon were standing by with their trusty guitars to serenade me with a lovely tune about how I love cupcakes (very true, of course). And Anja and Dezâ€¦ and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, for that matterâ€¦ got me presentttts. New clothes, a CINMS polo shirt (courtesy of Anja and Dezâ€™s pestering their boss), and a book called â€śWe Thought You Would be Prettier - True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Aliveâ€ť (how appropriate.) And then we all picked up and went to the beach for the day. Which, as always, is the best thing to do.
And all that was before my birthday even officially started. Today,
the boys met up with me for lunch at Chipotle. Iâ€™ve eaten lunch alone
every day since starting my internship hereâ€¦ I forgot how great
lunchtime conversation is :) It reminded me of my favorite times spent
in the Shaw Hall cafeteria with my favorites from MSU, which I havenâ€™t
had nearly enough of for the past two months. So all in all, Iâ€™m having
a great day. Not that I donâ€™t miss the fam and friendsâ€¦ Iâ€™ve been
spoiled my whole life being a summer baby, because I always got to stay
home the entire day with the rents and whoever else doing whatever I
want. But the hometown crew has called to say hi, and that makes me
incredibly happy. (I love you all!)
And who knows what the rest of the day holds? Update soonâ€¦