I believe the world is divided into two types of people: people who like surprises and people who don't.
I don't like surprise parties, surprise quizzes or desserts with the word "surprise" in them. I just think most things are better when they're totally planned out. By me. For me.
That's why every year I give my parents a Birthday Gift List. I don't mind if they don't give me everything on my list. I'm not greedy or anything. I just think it's better for everyone concerned if they get me exactly what I want.
I try to vary the List from year to year, throw a few fun little "impossibles" in there just to make them chuckle. Like when I was nine, I asked for a pony and a trip to Paris. I was joking about the pony. They, unfortunately, thought I was joking about Paris.
So this year I only put one thing on my Birthday List. One thing that would make my 16th Birthday better than Abby Jensen's 16th Birthday. But I'm not going to tell you what it is. Somebody has to be surprised around here!