11:59 p.m.

Belated Birthday. Also filed under: 29 is a really shitty age to be.

It's officially my birthday and by the time I'm done typing this entry it will officially be over. Which, I can't say I'm too sad about.

Remember when birthdays were anticipated for weeks in advance?! When they were fun and exciting?

What the fuck happened to that?

This birthday snuck up on me, and 30 is literally right around the corner. I'm not happy about that at all. But, all that said, my birthday was pretty good this year.

I had school for most of the day, 9:00am to around 3:00pm, then I went to celebrate with a few classmates at the bar. When else can you hang out at the bar at 3:00 in the afternoon except in college? I swear, I'd make college a career if I could. After a few hours I had to go to my grandmother's for dinner with the family. It was nice, except for my grandmother's suicide talk.

Yeah, we'll talk about that another time, k?

After dinner I asked my mother if she wanted to go to the casino, I haven't been in almost a year and felt lucky for some reason. I told her that instead of cashing the check for $100 that she gave me for my birthday she could use it to gamble with me. After a bit of persuading she agreed.

I really want to have a good relationship with my mother. I'm trying really hard to put my anger and resentment behind me and forgive her. Anyway, it was nice and we had a good time. That's rare considering we hardly talk most of the time.

She ended up losing $200 but at the very end of the night I hit a jackpot for $400. I had only spent $140 so it was a pretty nice chunk of change. Yay!

I decided to give her $300 since I don't really need money right now because of my financial aid disbursement. I wish I always had enough money not to care about it. I feel so much better when I don't have to worry about money. I think it even makes me a better person.

That's probably weird.

Oh, as you can probably see, there's a ribbon on the top right of the page for donations to the Race for the Cure. Yes, it's that time of year again! I'll be doing the 5K on October 5th. I've registered my mother and managed to persuade two friends to attend with me. Yay!

If you're feeling particularly generous, have a connection to breast cancer, or would like to donate as my birthday present (Hint hint! Ha! I'm kidding!) than please click the banner. Every little bit helps, even $5.00. Don't feel pressured to donate, I understand if you can't or don't want to, I just thought I'd put it out there.

I'm off to bed. Sweet dreams!

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