I'm now 18! Had a great birthday involving several nice meals and some pinball, and I'm looking forward to being able to do all the things I'm now legally allowed to do…such as buy scissors, or go to prison.
It was my 17th birthday today. I wouldn't've classed this as such a big occasion, since the only new thing I'm now allowed to do is learn to drive, and all that'll do is drain my pockets.
In fact, it would've been quite an uneventful day, if it weren't for the ridiculous birthday card I got from everyone at school. I believe one of my friends (who was conspicuously absent today) was thrown underneath a car by everyone to delay me in the morning, while a birthday card was passed around a large number of people in the common room (including Michelle Pfeiffer and some other people I don't personally know).
It was given to me at break time, along with an impromptu chorus of "happy birthday", and various odd looks at us from people who didn't know what was going on. This would've been great, if it weren't for the actual content of the card, which is the greatest achievement in in-joke-mongering I've seen in my entire life.
So here for your viewing (dis)pleasure it is…though it's not for the faint-of-heart.
I should remind people that it's all in-jokes, and the only real part of the image on the front is the head, and even that's a crap picture.
After school, I celebrated the event with my family by having home-made sushi. Considering this was the first time we'd had sushi, and the first time we'd made sushi, I think it went OK. It was certainly passable, if a little strong. I definitely won't be diving into a blob of wasabi paste again like I did today.
Anyway, an enjoyable day, and even though my friends didn't buy me an Aston Martin, I'll forgive them, eventually.