Friday, February 6, 2009

another year, another binging fest

Well, today is the day that you and I (mostly I) have been anticipating for basically the past...365 days. That's right, it's my BIRTHDAY!!! In honor of the occasion, I took a long nap yesterday, and when I woke up, I ate 1/4 of a two layer cake by myself--in one sitting. It was completely uncharacteristic of me (a behavior probably encouraged by the 13 movies we bought a few nights ago), and as a consequence for my unnatural action, my body overcompensated and this morning, I weighed the least I've weighed for probably 10 years. As I write, I am on hold with the AVIS car rental company, trying to get a refund on an overcharged rental for my boss. However, it seems like the perfect time to reflect on why I love birthdays (especially mine) so much.

* Facebook. Since there's a notification that today is my birthday, so far I've received 10, no 11 "Happy Birthday" messages on my "wall".
* Early morning birthday/wake-up songs. Thanks Allison.
* In my family growing up, we could eat anything we wanted for breakfast, and we didn't have to practice our instruments. This is still the case. Never mind that I never practice and I chose yogurt and oatmeal.
* Barney considered taking the day off. I'm so glad that he has a job, but it sure is fun when he stays home.
* Cake! Did I mention that I ate a lot of it yesterday?
* I'm a year older, and one year closer to my quarter-life crisis. It seems like something significant is supposed to happen around now...
* Free meals/deserts at restaurants. I usually count the 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after as my "birthday season".

Mostly, I love you all (all one of you who read this blog--thanks Barn!) and am so glad that you've been a part of my life this year.

Back to the hold music.


drmacmillan said...

Happy birthday season, Mary. :)

Jen said...

Happy, happy birthday to you, Mary!

Molly said...

I'm glad somebody fulfilled the early-morning singing requirement. I thought about it, but wasn't sure it was a good idea. Happy birthday!

Barney said...

Now I'm sorry I didn't take the day off! Love you, Mary. I hope your 25th year is as good as mine was.

Elise said...

I'm glad you ate lots of cake. And, that's unfair that it made you lose weight!

Happy belated birthday!

sara said...

I agree that birthday's should count for 2 whole weeks. I can't believe you're finally 24! Remember how we went to Chuck E Cheese's on my 24th? I think that's the best birthday party I've ever had!