i got to thinking about birthdays this week. mainly as that was one of the topics on the radio this week.
i'm very particular with my birthday. this has to do with two facts mainly. one, my birthday is extremely close to new years. two, my parents mainly ignored my birthday growing. both of these factors contribute to how i feel about birthday as an adult.
now, the fact that my birthday is extremely close to new year's causes me much grief. in fact, i am pretty sure that it is part of the reason why i am so bitter about new year's eve. i feel like it's in competition with me. another reason for my grief is that no one ever has anyone money or any energy to go out for my birthday. it's always, oh, we went on new year's eve. we don't have any money left to go out again. or, i'm still recovering from new year's eve. i can't go out. and a lot of places are actually closed on my birthday.
growing up, when i got presents for my birthday, they were usually joint presents. usually given to me on xmas. um, thanks. what do i open on my birthday then? this is not so much a problem now, but how about when you are a kid? let me tell you, it sucks.
i'm obsessed with cake on my birthday. this directly relates to the fact that i very rarely got cake on my birthday growing up. so now that i am an adult, i insist on cake on my birthday. this drives my friends insane.
isn't it weird how what happens as a kid affects you as an adult?
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