Friday, January 17, 2014

What's Making Me Happy: January 17

Today is my birthday. I can't exactly say that's making me happy, because a) birthdays are never quite as fun for adults, what with the lack of pointy party hats and tiny treat bags; and b) I get existentially angsty every time that age-digit jumps up a notch. BUT. I am happy I was born, I quite like my life. So it's good to celebrate having been born.

My favorite band in 1993

Hey, Google gives you a little doodle for your birthday, who knew?



So, because it's officially Me Day, here are some random photos of wee me through the years:

With my daddy

Yes, everyone thought I was a boy unless I wore a dress

Hiking with my aunt, uncle, and brother

I was finally allowed to have hair past my ears
Hiking with Mom and big brother
Rockets in our backyard
Snow time
Pool time



11 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Sisterrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

    I'm also glad you were born and, of course, to have you as a friend *hearts throughout* Thanks for sharing those beautiful photographs. BTW, I also had very short hair and people also thought I was a boy! (That's why I won't cut it now:)). My best wishes to you for a great day AND year!

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  2. Happy, happy birthday!

    And hey! Who says you can't wear a pointy hat? Go for it! If this ol' gal could wear a silly paper tiara on New Year's Eve, you can certainly wear a pointy hat for your birthday. People don't stop playing because they get old; they get old because they stop playing.

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    1. I would totally wear a pointy hat if someone gave me one — Suze game me a pretty diadem last year and I wore it with pride — but I guess my point is nobody does the fussing when you're an adult. My husband and kids didn't even remember my birthday! (Cue tiny violins.)

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  3. Happy birthday, Steph! You are so awesome that it might be tough to be you!

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    1. Thanks, Joe! You are pretty awesome yourself.

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  4. Happy birthday, Steph! You are so awesome that it might be tough to be you!

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  5. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! Why was I thinking your b-day was the 28th of January!!??!

    Ugh. I hesitate to avoid censoring my moronic-looking comment but I needed you to hear what I sounded like when I saw your post.

    Steph, I loooove these pictures of you so much! Thank you for posting them. I wish I was there to give you a treat bag. You know I don't think there's an age limit on those, gorgeous soul.

    Sending you love, faith, hope, good fortune, inner peace and a wish for at least ten novels that totally blow your socks off this year. :) :)

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    1. Thank you, my dear, sweet, wonderful friend. Love you, girl.

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  6. I hope your birthday was filled with Dionysian splendor.

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    1. I wish! Dionysus had to wait a day, since we were road-trippin' on my actual birthday. Son had a soccer tournament a few hundred miles away and we arrived rather late, so we pretty much fell into our hotel beds. The next day some wine happened, though.

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