Thank you, everyone!
April 13 2001 at 5:20 AM

Response to Happy B-day!

Thanks for wishing me a happy birthday!

We did end up going to Sushi Japan tonight, although my little brother stayed behind. (Which is good because he's a very picky eater. He would of probably whined the whole time there.) Of course my father and mother were asking me questions left and right; how to pronounce this, what this symbol meant, what this food was.

Luckily for me, there was a really cute Japanese boy who looked to be only in his early 20s across from us, so I was constantly glancing in the corner of my eye. It looked like another college student was with him a nerdy looking student at that. Too bad most of the time I only saw the back of his head for the short time he was there. I sooo wanted to walk over and start up a conversation. Although, I don't think it's normal for a stranger to walk up to you in a formal restaurant to chat with you. ;(

Ah well I guess that was the highlight of my birthday

Personally, I can't remember my favorite birthday because they're pretty much all the same. Probably the most memorable ones were spent in Florida when I was much younger. I remember an older man and his wife who lived in my grandparents neighborhood fairly well. They were childless, so I would often visit them each weekend I spent with my grandparents just to spend time and talk with them. He was probably the nicest, most selfless man I've ever met. He treated me as though I were his old grandchild; sharing old photographs and memories of his youth, and always being there to talk to. I remember every birthday he would take me to the same restaurant with my grandparents. Ahh the memories...

His wife died a few years later...yet I still continued visiting until I moved out of state. About two years later while dining out with my parents, I learned about his death. Ironicially, he died from a heartattack which came while he was getting ready to meet a friend at the same restaurant he always took me to. I will never forget the time I spent with him.

I thought I'd share that bittersweet memory with you.

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