Wow, 4 people under your roof and you let your wife have a underwhelming birthday? SHAME ON YOU! 4 is 2 more than nessesary for a wonderful party! Monday on my birthday, my 85 year old mother in law and my guy put on party hats, stuck a noise maker in their mouths and sang HBD to me at 9pm when my cake finnaly arrived. Nothing underwhelming about my loved ones and a little effort! Of course it wasn’t what it would have been if we weren’t going through this worldwide pandemic but I most deffinetly felt the love!! Don’t mean to jump all over you but I sure as heck hope you guys made her feel special cuz I just know she deserves it!! Happy late B-day to your wife!!
I’m still not clear on why we celebrate birthdays. Is it because it was kinda a long shot that we were going to make it through the past year? Perhaps because the burdens of life are so weighty that each passing year is another milestone towards the sweet release of death? Or is it just another excuse to drink a lot. Because I gotta say, I’m old enough that I don’t need excuses anymore…
Not so much celebrate my birthday, as celebrate i) having boosted my click count by 151 on the previous day’s mehrathon, b) achieving a new daily click streak of 102 [although paltry by others’ record, it’s mine], and 3) surviving another day of forced telework while managing to stay married.
Got out of bed, ate food out of a can, then spent the rest of the day working ten hours and getting yelled at/talked shit to by coworkers, friends, and family. Then went to sleep still wishing I were dead just as much as on any other day. I didn’t even remember it was my birthday until someone casually reminded me.
Really not sure why people celebrate these things? Sounds like some kind of weird sense of entitlement to me.