#1. Just kidding, that is not what this will be about. If it was though, what are some things you'd add to it? You know, just out of curiosity...
Ok, so I love my birthday. People who dread their birthday make me sad and I want to throw them a party then and there. We all like to celebrate our birthdays in different ways. Some people like big to-dos. Some don't. But they should be celebrated, of that I am certain. Don't downplay the day of your birth. Let people celebrate it. Everyone should partake of this happy occasion because really, your birth is a gift to THEM. So actually I should be wishing everyone ELSE a happy birthday. A happy Jen's birthday. I think i'll try that. I don't think it would be annoying at all.
Here are some pivotal birthdays:
When you are 8 in my church, you are baptized. That is a special day. Also, for my 8th birthday, I went to the Golden Corral. Oh yes. Birthday wishes do come true.
When you are 10, you are double digits! YEAH!!
When you are 13, you are officially a teenager and it's exciting.
When you are 16 you get your driver's license.
When you are 18 you are officially an adult. And, you can give blood without a parent's signature. Score. Oh, and vote.
When you're 21 you can buy alcohol and gamble. But i don't drink. I do, however, have a gambling problem. My problem is I don't know how. Just kidding, this is all facetious. I don't have a gambling problem. Or do I??
25 is a good age because it just sounds and feels good. Quarter of a century? right on. And you can rent a car.
Then there's your golden birthday, when you turn the number of the date. Like last year was mine: I turned 27 on the 27th. I'd been looking forward to that my whole life. It was all i'd hoped for and more. To people who were born in the beginning of the month: you totally got ripped off, and I'm sorry for you.
This year i was feeling kind of sad about my birthday. 28. What? That sounds so boring. It's totally close to 30 which kind of is lame, and what's cool about 28? nothing. It doesn't sound good. It doesn't feel good. It's just boring. But then I realized there IS something cool about it. See, I was born in 1980, which is the best year in the existence of time. I'll explain why in a second. So my birthday was 04-27-80. Well. THIS year my birthday is this: 04-27-08. OH-EIGHT, see?? Pretty cool, right? Right?? tell me it's cool. I had to convince myself.
The reason why it's the best thing ever to be born in 1980 is that i always know what age i am in certain years. 1997? oh i was seventeen. 1982? i was two. And now that we've hit the turn of the century? AWESOME. 2000? I turned twenty. It's 2008, and i'm 28. See? It's ok to be jealous.
So, happy Jen's birthday, everyone. I hope you all have a great day and that you get to celebrate and have fun.