Saturday, March 18, 2006

A very merry un-birthday to me!

As I have mentioned in the past, my actual birthday comes at a sucky time of year, especially in my family. At one point I just said "screw it!" and for a few years I actually decided to celebrate my birthday exactly six months before/after my actual birthday.

This was supposed to be better for me because my birthday wouldn't be drowned out by my mother's birthday, my parents' wedding anniversary, my grandmother's birthday, later my sister's wedding anniversary and then my brother's wedding anniversary, the beginning of school, Chusok, Constitution Day, California's Admission Day, and Chile's Independence Day. All of which fell within nine days of my birthday.

The one downside was that nobody else went along with this after the first year, particularly my siblings. My revenge is that all five of their collective children (i.e., my five nephews and nieces) have their birthdays within a week of each other, in June.

Anyway, this "half-birthday" would be today. And it is sucking big time, since I have to a major deadline for a publisher client that is due on Monday. Anyway, I did give myself a mulligan on my birthday, and celebrated my one-month-later "un-birthday" on October 18.

But no one got me anything.

[photo borrowed without permission from this rather amusing site.]

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