Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to me

I'm 28 as of 34 minutes ago. I'll just flat out admit that I'm having a hard time swallowing that number. I'm legitimately in my late 20's now with 30 staring me down like the money in those damned Geico commercials. Seems like time has gone faster in the last few years than it it did in the first few years. I remember when I 20, I couldn't wait to be 21 so I could drink, and then when I was past 21, I couldn't wait to be 25 so I could easily rent a car from most of the national rental agencies. Funny the little mileposts we put on a certian number.

If you would have asked me at 13, 17, 20 where I was going to be right now at 28, the picture would have probably been a lot different. When you're 13 imagining into the future of what 15 years from then looks like, it looks a helluva a lot different then the reality that it is. Honestly, I figured I would be married and have at least one if not more kids right now. The fact that I'm not either doens't bother me. I don't really know what bothers me about 28. It's not even really a full on bother, it's just a little nag.

But then the other way I see it is that I still have 2 full on years to being really, really stupid and blaming it on being in my 20's. That's like 729 full days and nights. I could do a lot of damage in those years and well, hell, I'll toast to that!


  1. Happy birthday! I can't wait to hear about the damage you'll be doing in the next 729 days!

  2. Happy Birthday! I'll toast to that, too!
    I'm 34 and continue to do ridiculous things on a daily basis.
    In fact, I've made most my biggest mistakes post 30!
    It's terrifying.
    You've got a good head on your shoulders, you'll be fine.
    Happy happy, happy, happy, happy birthday!