So there

This year I have to share my birthday with a wedding. I told them that it was my birthday, but I don’t think they heard me. And I don’t think they care because they are in love and they are planning what best banquet hotel food to order for masses of people and I could tell them right now that banquet hotel food on my birthday is NOT my idea of a birthday meal, but I’m getting the sense that my birthday this year will NOT be my day and I’ll have to share it with god knows however many hundreds of people all eating cake that should be mine, but isn’t.

27 this year – should I be growing up?

Lindsey Lohan has my birthday. Tom Cruise is close to my birthday. My birthday isn’t until July 2, but I’m thinking about it now for some reason because we have to fly to Spokane (SpoKcccompton as some people like to call it) at we need to get tickets and I need to spend money on my birthday which seems backwards. But I have a feeling this year my birthday is going to thrust me cold turkey into adult birthdayhood where you don’t really get balloons and big cakes and parties, you get a present from your cat maybe in the form of a dead bird on the front porch and I don’t really care right now that I’m being selfish about it because it’s my birthday (in 3 months) and I can get sloshed and ruin a wedding if I want to.

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8 Responses to So there

  1. First, I think we get to declare an alternate day if our birthday somehow gets co-opted. Then, it IS a wedding and there WILL be cake. Two cake events close together can’t be bad. Sounds as though it is really just about timing, not about growing up. Takes more than birthday encroachment to make that happen, unless you want it to. xo

    • rachvb says:

      I like how you think, Marylinn Kelly! Yes, alternate day it is! I’m sure the cake at the wedding will be far grander than anything I would have on a normal birthday, so I’ll pretend it’s for me instead.
      Perhaps growing older is about rearranging, accepting timing. I suppose, I see the people in my life who are older than me and they don’t celebrate birthdays much, but certainly that’s a preference. I’m glad to be getting away and to see old friends and that will be a wonderful present.
      I must have been grumpy earlier this afternoon 😉

  2. Lindsey says:

    Can we celebrate your glorious day of birth while I’m there? I think May 29th has a good sound to it. How about adventures in NYC? Lindsey and Rachel do the City … Episode 4 of Lindsey Does Denton. ;o)

    • rachvb says:

      YAY! We have a lot of celebrating to do when you are here! I like adventures in NYC.
      I’d still like to see episodes 1-3 – if you have them available =P
      CAINT (yes CAINT is the new can’t) WAIT FOR MY LINDS TO COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I think you should celebrate the whole month. I do! I was born in SpoKcccompton by the way. Ugh. Though it’s gorgeous this time of year.

    • rachvb says:

      Yes, I remembered you celebrated the whole month or your birthday month last year. I like that plan, too!

      I knew there was something amazing about Spokane and now that I know you were born there – well there you go!
      I’ve only been in the summer and maybe the winter, but we are spending a few days at a lake house in coeur d’alene and I’m so looking forward to that. It will be beautiful!! So beautiful!

  4. OH! oh. My grandparents and my sister are buried in Coeur d’ Alene. I sure would love to go to that old graveyard and clean up my sister’s grave. My ex and I lived in Coeur d’ Alene our first year of marriage. We lived on a street that had railroad tracks running right smack down the middle and on days the train came we’d stand in the yard and wave and the train guys would wave back. I used to swim across that entire lake when I was young. All the way across. Did you know the name means Heart of Awl?

    • rachvb says:

      I’m sorry to hear about your sister. I hope you are able to get over there some day soon to do just that.
      I haven’t spend much time in Coeur d’Alene or any for that matter, I’ve always driven through to get from Missoula to Spokane, but I’ve never stopped there.
      I love trains. I’m not sure why. Not in the collect the little miniatures and watch them go around and around at the dentist’s office, but the real ones. I like to watch them move. How something that heavy can move amazes me. There was a train outside my Dad’s old music store in Napa – the wine train – for tourists and stuff. We’d play out back behind the shop around the track and put pennies on the hot metal and wait for it to come and smash them.
      Maybe in the early morning when I’m on the dock, I’ll see the young you swimming from across the way and I’ll be very impressed because it’s a big lake, is it not?
      I didn’t know that! I knew heart of something, but I never thought about the rest. I wonder if people ever think about the names of the towns they live in? How a name can really set the tone and lore and mystery for a place?

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