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Yesterday afternoon, my parents came down to celebrate my father's birthday. Because of my dance group commitment, we ate an early dinner at Applebee's. I had a beer with my Cheddar-Jack Mac and Cheese (which turned out to be Pepper Jack) because, as I pointed out to my mother, all I do is unlock doors and read. After dinner, I took them on a tour of the church and seminary downstairs where I volunteer. Exciting, no?

The night got even better during the dance group when I laid down on the floor behind the desk and took a nap. I wonder if anyone saw me as they were much more expedient than normal getting out of the building so I could lock back up. No one said anything to me about it but still I wonder...

The birthday "excitement" continued when I stayed home from the library and they took me grocery shopping and then we were joined by my roommate for a walk down to the local Starbucks where I tried their "Leprechaun Latte." I don't know how green it was but it was like drinking a handful of Junior Mints in coffee so that was kind of cool.

In other news, about three days after reporting our microwave was busted they replaced it this afternoon. Of course we didn't report it for about two weeks because a certain someone who said he was going to e-mail our landlord about it decided to wait...

And finally, in sports, the Patriots didn't re-sign Troy Brown because of God knows why. Oh and (Surprise, surprise.) the Red Sox it seems wasted their money re-signing Curt Schilling as he was put on the 60 day disabled list today. Maybe we can get Ben Affleck to pitch.


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