I'm writing this from Quiet Storm Coffee. Earlier today, I told the woman behind the counter that it was my birthday. Well, because it was my birthday, the women here gave me a piece of vegan orange cake for free (VERY yummy!), lit three little tea light candles around it, told me I got not one, not three, but thirty-three wishes, and then had the two cheerleader-esque girls sing/stomp happy birthday to me ... way cool! They absolutely made my night.
Now there's a band playing ... kind of reminds me of the instrumental opening parts of recent Cure songs ... really loud, but with crumpled up napkins in my ears, I'm enjoying it.