My mom bought about $100 worth of the clothing, which made it be my late birthday present. My dad doesn't think clothes are presents and while I understand his viewpoint, for me my take is that it is free clothing, which is pragmatic, which I will actually use (that's a biggie!), and when you combine all three, why wouldn't it make a good gift? It's something which I might not strictly need, but which I still have very good use for.
After shopping, my mom treated me to coffee at...where else?...Starbucks. I got a 16-ounce iced mocha and it was absolutely delicious. After that, she took me to get a late birthday meal too (in spite of me having gotten pizza on the family night celebration and Denny's the day of my birthday), at a burger joint. I believe it's called Five Guys? Uhh...well, it had red square patterns all over the place, it's a place really well-known for its french fries, its potatoes are delivered fresh, when you make a burger (I got a bacon cheeseburger) you can choose your own toppings, it's a fast food place yet also expensive, the bottom of its bags come with fries beyond what were ordered, its fries come in a cup...can't be very many places that have all of that.
But anyway! It was absolutely delicious to have, but also incredibly filling, surprisingly. I was expecting to devour their fries--all of them. I ate my burger but I didn't even finish half of my given fries, yet alone the free extras at the bottom of the bag. Now of course there's the chance I could be sick (god I hope not), but more likely is that their food is just that ridiculously filling.
...I'll let you know circa Wednesday how my body reacts with the food. (I'm predicting minor hell, but not major hell, because the food is different but still vaguely familiar, unlike the time I had Denny's in which the food was largely different without the familiarity.)
I have stuff now.
It was all-around a good experience to have and I feel good having done so.