Sunday, January 4, 2009


I turned 32 on December the 31st. My daughter turned 1 on December the 28th. She got a brownie cake thing with pink icing (thanks to my wife), I got one of the best homemade German Chocolate cakes I've ever had (thanks to my mom)! I think I got the better end of that deal.

Birthdays are strange now. I want to be younger, not older.

I remember recently having a conversation with someone over 50 years of age and I asked her this: if you could be any age what would it be? Surprisingly, she said 30. I was happy. I asked her why. She said because she thinks people are the most attractive in their 30s. Again, I was happy.

It was encouraging.

I don't like getting older, but at least there's someone older than me that wants to be my age least its only 2 years younger than my age.

I've decided that I don't like getting older. I know there's nothing I can do about it, but still, I really don't like getting older.

How about you, if you could be any age, what age would it be and why? I would go back to being 18 again. I remember the feeling of independence and the lack of a whole lot of responsibility. If only I could take the Xbox 360 back in time with me...all that freetime and the 360, a dream come true. Seriously, I enjoy video games that much.

One really good thing about this Birthday was Facebook. It was so encouraging to hear (more accurately "read") happy birthday from so many people. Some were close friends, others were people from my past: like people in high school that I barely ever knew but felt inclined to accept their friend request so I don't look like a loser with only 3 friends on Facebook (the power of desiring a reputation). It was good. I even called my wife over to show her all the happy birthday wishes. I highly recommend putting your birthday in your Facebook profile (or getting a Facebook profile if you don't already have one). You will know you were thought of by all the poeple that wish you a happy birthday, its a good feeling, you should try it if you haven't already.

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