today was my mother's 50th birthday, the family gathered all around for a dinner. birthdays, they come and go. i feel like it should be celebrated right, but what is right? big presents, fancy dinner, a card, a cake? my family doesn't do special occasions very well. if you can get a dinner to go with a special day, that's about as good as it gets. when my special day comes around, i don't want any hooplah either.
i need a haircut. it's been almost three months since my last haircut in a turkish hair saloon. my hair is really bushy now, and during this vacation it's gotten even worse, because i wake up and i don't comb my hair and it's starting to get really wild. maybe i don't need a haircut though. it's winter, it's cold outside, my shaggy helmet keeps my melon warm.