Thursday, February 16, 2017

How Time Flies



It’s hard to believe another birthday has come and gone. I don’t do much to celebrate them anymore. Looking back on all the stupid stuff I did in my youth and didn’t die is quite adequate.

I mean, seriously, breaking up with a switchblade carrying hothead on a dark and lonely street? Painting my fingernails while driving to work? Distracting my driver by definitely not painting his nails?

At least I’ve retained my gleefully licentious nature, as you can tell, and enough loved ones to patiently laugh at my lurid joking. But now I’m just a dirty old lady instead of a hotly pursued paramour.

Loping toward the surprisingly attainable half century mark, I can say I am healthier than as a girl. My body is strong, if not exactly fit. And I can still swim like the otters, which I used to joke were probably my real parents.

It is regretful that I’m now shaped more like a manatee. I also miss the joy of swimming a murky lake with a young lover. It’s amazing what a couple can do when one of you is virtually unsinkable.

Ah, memories. Thank heaven I still have them.

So, my dears, do you do anything special to celebrate your birthday?

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12 comments:

  1. Firstly, happy birthday! Glad to know I wasn't the only one to enjoy a wild and rebellious youth!

    To answer the question you left on my blog, we call 'english' muffins......muffins! That's it! We also call sweet muffins 'muffins' which can be a bit confusing, particular to the older generation who didn't grow up with them. We usually preface the word with chocolate or blueberry or whatever which helps to differentiate the two types. Nothing I like more than a toasted muffin driping in melted butter. Choc chip are nice too!

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    1. I bet we would have made a great pair of teen pals. Thank you for the answer, too. I can hear your lovely accent here from some of your spoken posts. ~grin~ The answer makes sense, as well. And you know the world is full of confusing terms. Locals just take them for granted. Have you watched the American show "Booze Traveller"? It's a gem for the ages. I think you'd enjoy it.

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  2. Happy birthday, Darla! As for me, I avoid my birthday. I always have. Hugs! ❤

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    1. Thank you, my dear, for the kind word. My oldest friend is the opposite of you and me. She expects the entire month of July to center around her. I've just enjoyed going out the day after Valentine's Day in past years for a quietly fancy dinner. Now I'd rather write.

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  3. Normally my mom fixes dinner for me. Being mine is on Vday we never go out, to hard to get in anywhere. I never was much of a partier for my bday. HAHA....neat to hear that your special day is the day after mine. Happy B-lated bday!

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    1. How sweet of your mother, Pam. I used to enjoy the post V-Day celebration with a partner who shared the date. That was a neat surprise in our youth. And Happy Belated Birthday to you, too!

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  4. Happy Birthday!!! So pleased you've kept your 'naughtiness' :) My birthday seems to swiftly pass me by, with just a sympathetic pat on the back and a slow shake of the head,and whispers, "never mind!" :)

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    1. Thank you, for the well wishes and the chuckle. Be well!

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    1. Thank you so much! You're very kind. Be well.

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