I had a superfun birthday despite working in a country where Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day is not a holiday. I got mega awesome gifts, had a fantastic dinner, and got an obscene number of "happy birthdays" on facebook.
Birthday awesomeness began when I returned to my office to find a sweet card and Butter Lion gifts on my desk. My love for Butter Lion knows no bounds. Doraemon is fairly awesome, too. Banana Chippy is totally cute, but Butter Lion has stolen my heart forever. I dare anyone to go to the Butter Lion link and not fall hopelessly in love.
So, awesome Butter Lion trinketry, only to be followed up by complete surprise- a Taiwanese Junior High messenger bag! All the local teens have these bags, emblazoned with the name of their school. It's waterproof and sturdy and perfect for riding to and from work. In response to my dad's annual question, 28 feels pretty great.