Thursday, September 06, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me

Ever since turning thirty I have had this thing about my birthdays, like not wanting them to come. I have indifferences about getting older and my birthday is just another reminder of that. Maybe it's because I am happy with my life where it is. My kids are still nice to me, I am healthy, I have most of my hair left, and I don't have any unsightly nose or ear hairs to pluck. Yesterday, my wife got frustrated with me because I didn't really care if we had friends over to hang out for my birthday. She said, "I'm not mad at you; I just wish you'd be excited about your birthday instead of moping around about it. It's something to celebrate, and you're making it kind of blah."

Like 99.9% of the time, my wife is right. I have been moping around about it for five years now. I wasn't interested in everybody making a big deal out of me getting older so I just shrugged off the birthdays like they were any other day. But she is right - it is something to celebrate and I am happy to have lived another year and will hopefully have many more to grow on. So let's party!

In honor of the day my Mother birthed me into this wonderful world, September 6, 1972, I am going to write a little poem for you.

But you have to click here to read it...

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10 comments:

Dana said...

Happy birthday! 35 really is a good age. I know from experience since I have been that old for the past 3 months. Next year 35 will suck and 36 will be "the" age to be. Go have fun. I'll celebrate on your behalf tomorrow night and will even be doing it in the greatest city in the world!

Patrick said...

Happy birthday, James!

Rattling The Kettle said...

Happy birthday!

Quirkee James said...

Thanks for the birthday greetings everybody!

Whit said...

yes, happy b-day!

football tangent:

I'm playing fantasy football and we use 2 QB's. I've got Romo and Big Ben. How you like that?

Quirkee James said...

I like that a lot. I had Big Ben two years ago and he scored me lots of points. I had Romo as a backup last year and he scored me lots of points when they finally benched Bledsoe.

This year I am going a different route since both were spoken for in the two leagues I am in.

GO ROMO! GO COWBOYS!

See you at the Super Bowl.

Zoe's Dad said...

Happy Birthday!! Hey, you think your 30's are something to mope about, wait for the next decade. You need a mantra---every day above ground is a good day!

Enjoy your youth, whippersnapper.

The Holmes said...

Happy birthday man! Hope the celebrations leave you slightly woozy, whatever form that takes. I was gonna leave this well-wishing on the Quirkee site with your poem, but I'm pending approval or some such nonsense.

Ems said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope it was perfect.

I still can't believe we are only 6 days apart.

Ralphd00d said...

Happy belated Bday! It's great running across someone tha has hte same Bday as myself... only you are younger, but only by a year.