Today's the Day

December 5, 2007

Yes, it's true. Today is my birthday. Twenty-seven years ago, my mother's life finally gained a complete sense of meaning and purpose. Sure, the birth of my sister brought her part way there, but it was my birth that made her say, "Ah ha! This is what life is all about!"

Fine. Okay. Not really. My birth actually made her say something more like, "Ah ha! This is how moderately severe behavioral and emotional issues manifest themselves in children."

So, I wasn't going to mention that it was my birthday on this blog. I figured that I already provide more than enough personal information on this website, and I should continue to withhold at least one detail from stalkers and identity thieves. But alas, my sister-in-law spilled the beans in yesterday's comments. And now, in the spirit of information sharing, I will kindly reveal my social security number, my college transcripts, and my checking account routing number--keep your eyes open, I'll post it all next week.

So far, I'm surprised and happy to say that I'm having a fabulous birthday! Two days ago, I completely forgot that my birthday was even coming up. I was reminded when I opened a hand-signed birthday card from Reginald Smithson, my friendly car insurance salesman. I opened it up and I was like, "Grown up birthdays suck," because really, they kind of do.

You don't have that special, queen-of-the-world feeling when you wake up in the morning, you don't get to wear a paper hat around work all day, and no one is jealous of you--friends are all, "Dude, you're getting old. Why don't you have half-decent health insurance yet?"

But today is different--I'm feeling straight up fantastic. Maybe it's the fact that my mom and dad bought me the world's most fabulous dress, or because my inbox is stuffed with e-cards, but really--and not to get all sentimental on you--I think it's because my two year old son knows it's my birthday, and he's more excited than I've ever seen him. He's singing to me, telling random strangers that it's his "moyee's birfday," and he's given me approxiamtely 4,000 kisses. It's no wonder this birthday feels so special.

Or I guess it could be the sexy new iPod.

39 comments:

Melinda said...

Happy birfday to you, happy birfday to you, happy birfday funny Amy... happy birfday to you!!

J~mom said...

Happy Birthday!! Cute dress! That company reminds me of Layers..have you heard of it?

Jess said...

Happy birthday!

Tina said...

Happy Birthday Girl! We're just one day apart (well and more than a few years). Hope you have a fantabulous day!

Brad and Becks said...

sorry i spilled the beans....have a great day....love the dress! I checked out there website....very cool

P.O.M. said...

I dress is adorable!

Happy birfday fellow Sagatarius.

Penny said...

Happy birthday to you! Kisses are more fun that Ipods. I don't own an Ipod (horrors), but I am given tons of kisses every day, so I'm not really an expert on the comparison.:-)

Vanilla said...

Happy Birthday Amy!

Crazy Logans said...

Yay! Happy Birthday! Horray for December Snowflake birthdays!

Rob & Katy said...

happy birthday. i posted a special glitter greeting on our blog for you. it's very exciting (well, not really). i'll give you your present when i see you (SOON!)... i was too cheap to mail it. it's VERY large.

Bahston Beans said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY!

That's a smokin' dress! Take that puppy out on the town!

Amy said...

Thanks everyone!

JMom--I haven't heard of Layers, I'll have to check it out.

Beckers--no big deal on spilling the beans. I love you!

Katy--a large present? I LOVE large presents!

Anonymous said...

A shiny new Ipod! I'm jealous!

Anonymous said...

What kind of Ipod did you get?

Iggy Bloggit said...

you share a birthday with my mom! and with walt disney. as i'm sure you are aware. welp, happy b-day you crazy kids.

Sue said...

Happy Birthday, you big goofball... :>

Marcy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Geez there are a lot of Dec B-days in the Blogworld house.

CollegeGirl said...

Happy birthday!! I *love* the dress :)

Sammy said...

Okay that dress is REALLY fabulous! Happy Birthday!

akshaye said...

Happy Birthday my year-and-a-day-removed from me friend!

ipod wow.. did you get the touch? And thats so funny.. but the first person to call me was the car salesman!

Have a great day!!

The Carrie Collection said...

Happy 27th! How sweet is your son? My sister told me about the Halloween blog the other day since I missed it due to pushups and all I can do now is imagine every move he makes done as Richard Simmons. Best costume ever. Congratulations on making it thus far. I hope you have a great day!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday, Amy, you crazy, silly girl! Awww... how sweet of James to be so excited for you.

MB said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Honestly, you are lucky you can't hear me singing. Birfdays are great espeically when you get 4,000 sloppy kisses from a 2 year old. ENJOY!

Patty said...

aaawwwwww, James knows it's your birthday, that has to be the best feeling ever. Sounds like you hit the jackpot this year. And I love that dress!

Jes said...

Happy Birthday Amy!!! I hope that your birthday continued to be spectacular!!! The dress is adorable!

Grandma said...

Happy Birthday Amy!! I love you...that dress is so pretty- wool and lined,too? way to go!! beautiful! and score! on the Ipod-go Jared! love the James kisses most of all,though!!!!

katieo said...

...happy days will come to you all year!

I want a new iPod!!!!

Busy Little Bee said...

Happy almost joint birthday, Amy! Remember? We're only days apart! :) When you come to Maine, we should share a cupcake or something to celebrate!!

Allison said...

Happy Birthday!! Cute dress. :)

Liligurl said...

Happy Birthday Amy! hope you enjoy it to the fullest!!!!

Michemily said...

So instead of just saying the cliched "Happy Birthday" I'm going to tell you that birthdays in Germany are fun even when you're old! Everyone calls you the "Birthday Child," you do get to wear a hat around, tons of people show up to your house with food and gifts . . . too bad I'll be in New York for my birthday, huh?

glitterangel said...

Happy Birthday Amy!

Sarah said...

Oooo that dress is very cute and very you! Happy Birthday!

jahowie said...

Happy Birthday!!!

The One and Only Tigger said...

Happy Belated birthday, I finally got around to reading your blog. The dress is cool looking. I could see my wife wearing something like that. But I am drawn between the 4000 kisses or the ipod as the best part of the day. I think the kisses are the best, that is what I get on my birthday too. Now that makes you 24 years old?

Hilary said...

Have a happy one. :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Dang, I'm a day late, but Happy Birthday!

Doug said...

Happy day after your birthday, Amy!

Viv said...

Hope you had a fantablous birthday!!