Here's what happened:
I spent seven hours in Hollister (otherwise known as "the sticks") at Ben's basketball tournament. We had Taco Bell for lunch. By the time I got home, I was so tired of being out that we had leftover pizza for dinner, then played Sorry and watched "Bend It Like Beckham" and ate too much popcorn.
And you know what? It was one of my best birthdays ever. I was right where I wanted to be the whole day. And that is what makes a day special.
Oh, by the way... Ben's team won the tournament. Now THAT was super-cool.