I turned thirty-one today. It was generally a pretty crappy day — cold and rainy and an obstinate, defiant four-year-old. Even though I think it’s rather bullshit for such a premium to be placed on having a good day on one’s birthday, I think I’ll have a do-over birthday later, because really, I hated most of today. The best part of my day, however, was reading and finishing Sophie Kinsella’s I’ve Got Your Number. That’s right. My guilty pleasure is chick-lit.


12 responses

  1. Happy birthday, Dawn. So sorry it was so awful. And you’re right about it. We can’t expect to have a great birthday always. My lousy birthday was my 30th. I remember it well, mostly because I was broke! I had no money to speak of and I had recently been fired from my job, and rent to pay, and credit cards and student loan payments looming over my head. My then girlfriend (soon to be ex-) took pitty on me and invited me out to dinner. The restaurant’s music was “Country City Country” by War, and that poor harmonica made me feel even sadder than I already was. Sad, sad, SAD! Lol… Anyway, hope you have better ones. Cheers.

    March 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm

  2. lots of birthdays recently. I was 31 a few weeks ago. I think its great to get older. Now you share your age/growth with your daughter also.

    March 26, 2012 at 4:34 am

  3. qou

    happy birthday fellow metal cock-ram!!

    March 27, 2012 at 6:55 am

  4. happy birthday! at least, i hope you get to have one x

    March 27, 2012 at 9:18 am

  5. Thanks! I’ve got to plan out my birthday do-over to make it a good one!

    March 29, 2012 at 1:59 am

  6. Thanks! And happy birthday in three days!

    March 29, 2012 at 1:59 am

  7. Happy belated birthday, Marlaina!

    I like your perspective on getting older. Entering my 30s has been a bit depressing. In my mind, I swear I’m still in my mid-20s. Haha.

    March 29, 2012 at 2:03 am

  8. Thanks, Jairo! At least your lousy birthday was memorable :) I think I’d like that — to at least have a memorable birthday, as I haven’t had one of those in a very, very, very long time. Perhaps I’ll just have to be proactive about it and plan out my own birthday in future years!

    March 29, 2012 at 2:07 am

  9. Happy belated birthday! It’s been a while since I’ve been on here and since I deleted my facebook, I haven’t been very good about keeping track of birthdays. I’m sorry that it wasn’t very exciting. I always have a birthday high on my birthdays but I often end up being disappointed. I’ve never really had the types of friends that have cared as much as my birthday as I care about other people’s.

    Hope your birthday do-over will be a much better day!

    March 31, 2012 at 3:10 am

  10. Thanks, Sabina. Like you, I always get excited about my birthday and then end up sorely disappointed. I should’ve learned by now… haha. Just out of curiosity, why’d you delete your Facebook?

    April 3, 2012 at 2:19 am

  11. i was obsessively checking it, much more than usual, and i decided that it was time to quit for a while. i’ll go back when i stop thinking, ‘ooh, i should post that on facebook.’ still happens! i feel a lot better, though, since deleting it so it might take me longer than usual to undelete it this time.

    April 3, 2012 at 3:16 am

  12. That sounds like me. Except I’ve deluded myself into thinking that I use Facebook for keeping up to date with the news and art/photo community ongoings so really I shouldn’t delete it. Haha. You’re much wiser than I am. Hopefully you get out of Facebook brain soon. I miss seeing your witty status updates.

    April 5, 2012 at 2:01 am

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