Monday, February 16, 2009

Me and George

Have the same birthday. You probably celebrated his birthday today and if you attend school, or work for a bank, post office, or government office you were probably grateful for the day off regardless of the reason. 

But today wasn't his real birthday or mine either, it's just the day that the Powers That Be decided was the best choice, and while they were at it they roped in another guy named Abe.  I don't know you feel about it but I got genuinely gypped in that little maneuver, because otherwise, depending on where I worked, I might have my birthday off every year. Pretty sweet, eh?

I remember last year right before my birthday getting a subscription offer from the folks at More Magazine and feeling terribly offended, that they were kind of jumping the gun there. But that was a year ago.  And now here we are.

I don't exactly mind this upcoming birthday - it just feels sort of unreal. Like as if I should mind, or it should be big deal.  If you'd asked me a few years ago I would have said of course it is! But it isn't, at least not so far.  Am I wrong? Am I missing something here? I do catch myself wondering how it is that I got to this age - didn't I just turn 37 yesterday? And 32 the day before that? Maybe I'll feel differently in a week, maybe I'll wake up Sunday morning and it'll all be clear.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy birthday, Kath! I wish you many many happy returns of the day. I never have understood these folks who gape at each decade in dismay. Every year I am amazed I've made it so far and think: what is next in life? There must be something Extremely Interesting around the corner...

Mia said...

Happy Birthday! And I know what ya mean - these days when someone asks how old I am i think I need to get out a calculator cuz there MUST be some mistake. There's no way I'm that old. No WAY! Somehow I just missed 10 years or so.

Ellen Bloom said...

Happy Birthday, Kath!

MORE Magazine? I won't say how many years ago, but I received an invitation to get AARP Magazine and Membership. AARP, ARGH, YIKES, is right!

Hope you have a grand celebration....even in this rainstorm!

Sheepish Annie said...

I got that subscription offer myself a few years ago. I thought it was funny until I realized they were serious. And right... ;)

I haven't minded crossing over the The Dark Side one little bit, as it turns out. I've actually never felt better. Enjoy!

beentsy said...

Okay, I'm ready for the More magazine next month. You tell me how the whole 40 thing is and if it's okay I'll do it too. If not, I'm looking for a loophole though!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kath! Yeah, know what you mean. I was first offended when I got the AARP offer, but it's been six years now and I figured, oh well, let's go for it as I'll be 60 in 4 years anyway. That just doesn't sound right to me though because I don't feel that old inside my head. My body tells me about it though. Hold onto your 'young' years, my friend. I think you're spectacular! xxoo

D said...

Wishing you the happiest of B-days, and remember, you're still way younger than I am. Enjoy!