I like my birthday because people are nice to me and buy me nice things. For example, my family sent me a box with a stuffed lion, Kraft cheese & macaroni, Extra spearmint gum, and cocoa. Andy got me a Cal sweatshirt to wear virtually everyday, Odie bought me a copy of his favorite book Cannery Row, and a bunch of my friends bought me dinner. And Melissa took me shopping and was very patient with me when I became frustrated with clothes. She acquired these shoes for me. They’re Vans.