only to find a surprise party!! and i was completely surprised! it worked great! hehehe. all my friends from around the area were there, and they had made me tacos and a birthday cake and everything. they also gave me plenty of alcohol to drink (on a weeknight...so bad!!). we took a bunch of pictures, and when i have a little more time, i'll upload and post some to show everyone because it was great fun. Kelly had apparently been planning this for a while...sneaky girl!
thanks to everyone for making my birthday in japan special. and thanks to all the internet folks at home who remembered and sent some love. you guys are the best. i'm so lucky to have such great friends!