Friday, December 07, 2007

Sometimes you need to say it out loud

It has taken me a while to figure out that people can't read my mind. This has been a frustrating realization. Like when I turned 30 years old and expected my colleagues at work to acknowledge my birthday. I mean, they had my birthday on various forms so surely they should have known. I had been working there for over 4 years and thought they would do something for me. I was always the one orchestrating everyone else's birthday, wedding, new baby celebration so I thought they would remember my 30th birthday.

I was wrong. And bitter. I alternatively moped and fumed around the office for days until someone figured out my 30th birthday had come and gone and they quickly pulled together a cake and card. Too little too late but I eventually got over it. I worked there another 4 years.

But telepathy is a dying art so I will make this easy for everyone.

My 39th Birthday is this Saturday, December 8th.


Oh dear? What to get me? Well just leave me a comment about your favorite birthday moment - as a kid or adult. And if you've been lurking what better present to give me then coming out of the shadows and saying "Hello"!

And for those of you who have had the benefit of an e-card from me, I've never, ever gotten a Hoops and Yo-yo e-card from anyone. Wouldn't you like to be the first?

19 comments:

Jodi said...
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Jodi said...

Sorry for the deleted comment, there was a typo and it made no sense.

I will be out of town on Sat. without a 'puter (as Michael calls a computer) so I'm wishing you a happy b-day now. I'll be thinking of you.

Wholly Burble said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday, Happy birthday, Happy birthday to YOOOOooooou! (Please hear this sung well and with GREAT ENTHUSIASM!

My birthday is shortly after Christmas--so too often adults would give me "one big present" on Christmas, leaving birthday with nothing to unwrap. My parents understood, though, and tried to give me several smaller things, but all wrapped separately so the pile would look impressive to my young eyes.

Since I had a working mom (RN), every time she was able to be home with me on my birthday, bake the cake herself, and put on the party for me--well, those were special just because she was there!

Flower Child said...

Hmmmmm...best birthday? Well that would be my 30th at Yankee Stadium followed by Chelsea Piers - and you and AG were there! I remember clearly the moment when everyone had to choose if they were going to bowling, the batting cage, or golf. And AG looked at you like a sad puppy - he so wanted golf. And you came bowling with us. It was great!

and now that I live in the electronic age you are in multiple calendars.

Mariposa said...

Hi, happy birthday!

And I'm singing with Wholly Burble...with great enthusiasm!

I wish you good health and maybe you have many more wonderful birthdays to come!

(((hugs)))

Suzanne said...

Stating a preference, asking for what I want, tooting my own horn - all things that took me for FREAKIN' EVER to learn how to do without apologizing somehow in the process.

YOU GO GIRL! LOUD and PROUD!

:)

Jan said...

39 is pretty special. Around my 39th birthday I met my birth family. My mom, dad & sister. I went from no family, except for my husbands, toa whole family. Yep, it was pretty special. Hope yours is too. (((HUGS)))

Jan

painted maypole said...

(me, singing.... LOUDLY...)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ALLISON
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!

Nap Warden said...

Ba na na na na na...You say it's your Birthday! Ba na na na na na...It's my Birthday to yeah! (it's not) Ba na na na na na, Happy Birthday to ya!

Jami said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (suit)! You gonna want cake with that? And just FYI, your birthday falls on Day 15 of Zappadan.

My favorite birthday story? This one.

jessabean said...

Happy birthday!

I can't lie, I love birthdays. I love getting presents, and I love people wishing me well and sending me cards. So I hope you enjoy your big day!

Heather said...

I'm going to be all sappy and say that my favorite birthday moments were when my kids were born.

Happy Birthday tomorrow. Hope it's grand.

SusieJ said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you!
Susiej

Jenn said...

I hope your Birthday was good!

:)

Hugs!

Jenn in Holland said...

No Hoops & Yoyo card? ever?
We shall have to remedy that.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hi. Cablegirl made me come over and say Happy Birthday. She got you cake and everything. SO, Happy Birthday. :D

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I can't believe I was gone Fri. and Sat.! Again, Happy, Happy day! And b'day moment...

When I turned 10. I was at camp (where I often was on my b'days because I'm smack in the middle of July), and the male counselors came tearing into our cabin, pulled me out of bed, in my pjs, ran me down to the pool (carrying me all the way, which was quite a feat, because the pool was a good half mile from my cabin) and tossed me in, fully clothed. And the water was COLD! They felt I should really EXPERIENCE hitting my first decade.

Brillig said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, darling! I hope you were well-celebrated, and I hope 39 is the best year yet!!! (You and my hubby share a birthday!)

Amy Barry said...

Happy Belated Birthday!