In less than one week it will be my birthday. I don't feel as excited this year as I normally do (maybe because I'll be spending all day finish a paper and studying for finals). I think that it's not the same either when I'm away from my family and friends whom I've always celebrated with. It's almost like I have nothing to look forward to about it. I won't gain any new privledges and I really didn't want anything from my parents. When you're a little kid, you have all sorts of toys and games and endless presents on your list, this year, I asked for an underarmor shirt and some winter boots between my birthday and Christmas. I don't really need anything and those are things that I would buy myself anyways to use but this way I won't have to spend my money on them. Another reason why all of the fun will be sucked out of my birthday is that the day before we will be starting 22 hour quiet hours in the dorm. That means that we can only be making noise from 4 to 6 pm. I guess that we'll just have to find somewhere to go out. That way, I'll be able to have a break from all of the stress of finals as well.