I currently have no plans for my break. Fun, I know. Staying home and playing Mass Effect 3 sounds perfectly fine to me. I'm already 20 hours in and loving every minute of the game.
I have no problem with certain characters not joining my squad, mostly because I always use Garrus and... someone else. I loved Thane, Wrex, and Mordin as much as everyone else, but I don't feel like they HAVE to be in my squad to enjoy their story. Wrex's story was pretty great, and I actually feel like a made a huge impact in the world of Mass Effect with the choices I made on that quest.
Also, my birthday is on Monday. I'll be 22. I don't have any plans to celebrate. I'm waiting until PAX East with Andrew and Nate to -really- party. Seriously, that weekend is going to be a BLAST.