Monday, January 07, 2008

Just Another Day

Saturday was my 32nd birthday.

I ran errands. I mailed my sister's birthday card. I filled a prescription. I treated myself to an Asiago cheese bagel with Sun-Dried Tomato cream cheese at Panera Bread. I went to the bank to deposit a check. I stopped at Bed, Bath & Beyond to buy a sweater de-fuzzer. I watched I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

Is this what birthdays are going to be like now that I've entered my 30s? I promised myself this wouldn't happen, and yet there it was: my birthday, just like any other Saturday.

I did get plenty of birthday phone calls, including two singing messages (thanks Mandi and Tasha), and there were gifts, too, not to mention gift cards and birthday money. And My Love and I had dinner together (mmmm...sushi) and shared cake and ice cream. Still, I couldn't get past the plainness of it.

I'm feeling better about it today, but I moped around a bit yesterday. I always have such high birthday expectations, and they're very rarely lived up to. This is why expectations suck.

Thankfully, I have a birthday trip coming up in a week and a half, for which I have very high expectations. (Does anyone else see a logic problem here?) This trip must make up for the dullness of my actual birthday, as I'm sure it will. I'll be traveling to Minneapolis and enjoying several days with my dear friend (who will be celebrating her birthday while I'm there). Two birthday celebrations in one weekend. How could it possibly be anything but spectacular?

Here's to Happy Birthdays and living a year of purpose and passion! One dull birthday will not keep me down!

5 comments:

katy said...

Matt and I spent my birthday together last year... buying kitchen cabinets at Lowe's!

Yes, the birthdays in our 30's are a bit less spectacular, huh.

I say next year we rent a moon bounce and get a pinata for our birthdays. What do you think?!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Sorry it was a bit of a let down, that's how I've been feeling about my b-days as well. My plan of attack is to plan, plan, plan! I want fireworks! lol
~ Fat Chick

nejyerf said...

happy belated birthday!!

i'm sorry it was such a quiet birthday. had you announced it days in advance it might have been even bigger. i for one would have sent you a birthday card!!

love, love, love panera bread. and there asagio bread especially.

what did you think of chuck and larry? we just saw it over the weekend and i was underwhelmed.

kevin james is hot though. i've always liked him.

smtwngrl said...

Thanks all, for the birthday wishes! After a few days, it didn't seem so bad after all. ;)

Katy - Moon bounce! Now THAT, my friend, is a birthday party!

Fat Chick - Yes, I normally plan, too. But this year I thought I'd see what happened if I didn't plan. Obviously that won't happen again next year!

nejyerf - You're right, I should have announced it much earlier. Chuck and Larry was just ok, to me. But I'm in love with Adam Sandler, so he could pretty much puke on screen and I'd swoon. Hey! You and Kevin and Adam and I should double date some time!

bleeding espresso said...

Happy very belated birthday! I see you're another '76 baby (me too!) :)

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