February 17, 2010

The End of an Era

So today is my 20th birthday! My wonderful boyfriend was the first one to write on my facebook wall, closely followed by my wonderful roommate, Emma! Patrick also stayed up late to officially welcome me into my twenties (!) when I woke up this morning.

We began the day by, you guessed it, walking in the rain. It's becoming more and more the norm to be wet and cold here. Again, two things that I did not expect when coming to Malaga but it's my birthday so I don't care :)

In our first class of the day, our teacher made us buy a cake for me. Like, she MADE everyone chip in 1 euro and organized the whole thing. She wrote everyone's name on a piece of paper and made me pick someone to go get the cake for tomorrow morning. Sorry, Ron! She also made everyone sing both Happy Birthday and For (S)He's a Jolly Good Fellow en espanol. I find that sort of thing super embarrassing but I guess it only happens once a year so you might as well enjoy it.

It's also nice to know that these kids that I've only known for 3 weeks care so much. They are genuinely excited to celebrate my birthday with me. I'm so fortunate to be surrounded by such great people and I'm really looking forward to living up every moment for the next 2 months with them. It's like a new little family :)

Last week Emma and I decided that Wednesdays should be Treat Day! So we stopped by a local pasteleria and found these unique concoctions of fried dough and cream and sugar. Thank you, Emma, for the birthday treat!

Our cleaning lady said that this pasteleria, Aparicio, is the oldest one in Malaga. It's been around since 1941.

She also said it was the best in Malaga.

I don't think you can go wrong.

Tonight we're all going out for 1 euro bocadillos and tintos de verano! What a great way to celebrate the day :)

I love you all and I can't wait to see you in 56 days!


Aunt Amy said...

End of one era, yes, but the beginning of a much more exciting one. Bring me home some of these delicioso looking pastries, pls!

robert said...

Yea, what she said. And also Happy Birthday Megan!