At 5:17AM 26 years ago I was born. That is pretty cool in and of itself. My parents were excited, my grandparents were excited, It sounds like it was a pretty good time. I certainly can’t remember. I also can’t remember the fact that when my mother got to bring me home from the hospital on February 14, she was bummed out that my father had to be working. I do remember things like the day my sister was born because it was the day of my fourth birthday party. I thought that was inconvenient, but My sister turned out OK! According to my mother today, I turned out good.
It is kind of fun to wake up in the morning to have it snowing. I like that about having a winter birthday. Maybe the fact that I was born in the winter has something to do with how much I enjoy the winter. It is also fun to wake up and have an inbox full of emails and notifications with birthday wishes. Normally I am not a big fan of Facebook messages, but the fact that people take the time to send a quick note for a birthday is pretty nice. When you consider the number of “friends” I have on facebook, the fact that even a few take the time to send a birthday note is kinda cool.
As expected, I talked to most of my family today. Thankfully, my mother waited until after I woke up to call me. Unfortunately my sister called first, right after I poured myself a bowl of cereal. I was going to go back to it after I got off the phone with her, but then my mother called. Needless to say, that bowl of cereal was a little to soggy to eat after two phone calls. There are worse things of course, but it was a little sad. It was nice to talk to my sister, I have talked to her more this week than many months on account of her birthday was on the seventh.
I think the only people I didn’t talk to were my grandparents on my mother’s side. They are in Israel right now, so that is not surprising, but the email they sent was nice to get. If nothing else, a birthday is a pretty good excuse to check in with the family!
I had a nice dinner with Ruth, though it left my stomach feeling a little funky. I think I just had a little to much spicy wings… In any event, I have been feeling better and better. After the show tonight I am going out with a couple friends from the theatre for a little celebration, and all in all I think it was a pretty good day. So, thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes, hopefully this is the beginning of another good year!