One special thing was that The Girls made my birthday cake for me this year. Every other birthday we've just picked up one from Jewel, but they wanted to do something "special", so they did a banana pudding filling with sliced strawberries center cake, which was quite yummy!
A couple of other b-day presents came in today, so there was a bit of an extra extension there ... plus I got a small floral arrangement from my old college girlfriend (who I've not heard from in nearly a decade), so that was nice.
Today was my first day up in Evanston, and was interesting. I really hope that works out, but I also really hope that I will be able to work at least a couple of days a week from home, as that hour-plus "2 trains and a bus" commute is likely to wear on me after a while!