I woke up with the taste of beer in my mouth. The text I'd just got was a reminder of my own birthday (an overlooked drawback of hand-me-down phones). There were car horns blaring on the street outside and sunlight streaming in through the window - which was a big improvement on last year at least.
It was already half past ten and there was no hot water in the shower, so I shelved my plans to go for a run. "Happy birthday," I thought as I went back to sleep.