Today’s my birthday. I’m 42 years old. Now, I’m one of those that truly believes you should treat your birthday like a holiday. I’ve never been fond of people who cringe at their birthday and screech and scream about being older. As my grandmother would say, “Don’t care for your birthday? Well then, consider the alternative….” I have definitely EARNED these 42 years. Wow. And what a wild 42 years it has been. When I was younger I used to celebrate Christmas…..and then a week later it was New Year’s…..then just a few days after that, my birthday…..and we wondered why we couldn’t just keep celebrating life and began looking for holidays to extend the longest party of the year….oh, look! Epiphany is only 2 more days away!! So we’d start on December 24th and sober up somewhere near mid January.
But, as we age we tame a touch so month long parties are no longer in fashion. I lean towards the simple these days anyway. And I’ve been wondering how to celebrate. I’m all alone this year. With Christmas and New Year’s so close to the weekend, everyone is gone, or just coming back from their long holidays. After all, it is Sunday before we go back to our normal routines. However, I do have a birthday list, so to speak: a list of things I’d like to do today to celebrate my birthday. Basically, it comes down to wanting to play croquet, have some fried chicken, biscuits, baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad. Go have myself a beer at the bier garden by the lake. Shave and take a cute picture of myself. Soak in the tub with some bath salts and read Calvin and Hobbes. Maybe I’ll do some combining….like, shave and take a cute pic of myself in the tub reading Calvin and Hobbes.
Now, I do have the biscuits. Already fired them up and had some for breakfast with some honey and ham. Damn that was good. It’s nice to splurge……So, biscuits are off my list.
If all of you were nearby I’d invite you to come play with me, have a couple of beers and a rowdy picnic with me! And I truly wish you were! That would be one helluva good time. After all, it’s 80 and sunny here in Orlando! We’d get into all kinds of trouble.
Gonna go snag another biscuit before I start my birthday 🙂 Cheers!
oh damn! I forgot! I still have this little bear up for adoption if anyone would like him. He’s ready to ship.