Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Birthday List

Yesterday was my birthday. Gert is an April Fool. And an old April Fool at that.

I'm not all that big of a birthday person, but this year is turning out to be one long series of small celebrations and intriguing gifts (even if some of them don't know that they are, in fact, birthday gifts).

And now I'm going to list them. Because, well, it's my birthday and it's what I do:


Saturday, March 29
I discovered Target now sells reusable shopping bags AND I got this basket made from recycled paper.

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Sunday, March 30
Went to see Rent with Katie.

Monday, March 31
Katie bestowed a blog award upon me and declared herself a RentHead. Now, even though Rent is leaving Broadway this fall, I will be able to have it reenacted for me every year on my birthday by my dear friend, who will be known to me from now on as RentHead.


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Tuesday, April 1
RentHead and her children sang "Happy Birthday"
to me over the phone.
I received a card with a picture of squirrels wearing dresses.
I went to dinner and to watch the Lady Vols on television
(and they won!).


Wednesday, April 2
Today is one of RentHead's son's birthdays (left).
Happy Birthday John!

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Thursday, April 3
"THE OFFICE" RETURNS!!!!
(I have a reminder written on my I 'heart' Jim magnetic note paper that RentHead gave me)


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Friday, April 4
A movie opens, starring George Clooney AND John Krasinski.
And no, I don't care if it sucks.

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Saturday, April 5
I get to spend six relatively uninterrupted hours on a plane reading.
Or thinking.
Or just counting my teeth.
I don't know yet. I just know that I won't have to think about anything that needs to be done - or feel guilty about not doing any of the things that need to be done - at work or at home.


Sunday, April 6
Get to do the same thing, but in the opposite direction.

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Three Weeks from Now, April 23
A friend is coming to visit (hi A!) and we are going to see that guy at this place. And it is going to be kickass.

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There might even be more at some point, but for all of my griping and complaining about the ills of the world and the overall notlookingforwardness that has been the lead-up to this birthday, I would say that it has turned out pretty OK.

4 comments:

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday!! (I am one of Katie's adoption friends). Hope you have a good week.

Melissa said...

Many happy returns of the day! Sounds like you've got a great start to enjoying it...so many good things (George Clooney being foremost)

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah, it's gonna be kickass! Looking forward to (belatedly) celebrating with you soon!

-"A friend"

Katie said...

Mwaaaa. That is all I got today as the mini-rentheads need dinner. Happy birthday week, Gert. You will always be younger than me.