In my old age, I have decided that getting presents makes me really anxious because I hate pretty much everything and I am really not good at hiding the fact that I hate everything.
But! There are some things I really like about birthdays:
-taking advantage of free things (both coldstone and chik-fil-a give you free dessert!)
-getting mail. Sometimes this is presents, but just getting cards is quite enough for me.
-sleeping late because I want to.
-dressing up for no real reason at all
-having an excuse to talk to people I don't normally get to talk to
-buying nice things for myself (yes. I would rather spend my own money than have people buy them for me).
**I am still working on other birthday memories (I got sick last week and started making excuses) I can't decide if I am going to post them this year or next year.
Also, the amount of birthday love one gets on the facebook is overwhelming. What a lovely tool for making people feel good about themselves one day of the year. Thanks Marky Z!