I find it nearly impossible to imagine, but I made it to 50. The year is 2005 and I was born in 1955. Phew. There have been many times in my life I wasn't sure I'd see this day.
So, since it's my birthday, I want to make a request of anyone who happens to read my blog today -- post a comment! Do so anonymously, if you must, but leave one! I can see that I get something like 250 hits a day to my blog, but I get precious few comments (not that it's stopped me from blogging, you've noticed). I'm 50 for cryin' out loud! 50! I deserve to have all y'all make a fuss over me. So, leave me a comment! Thanks. :)
[UPDATE] Wow, I got presents, cards, congratulatory e-mail and hugs this morning in Property. How cool is that? Thank you, friends (and, you know, especially you)!!
But, then, I'm walking down here to the library to try the "good-law-student" thing and some young guy practically runs me over coming around the corner. He stops, looks at me and says: "Oh! Excuse me, ma'am". So, on the day I turn 50 I become a "ma'am". The world is cruel.
[UPDATE 2] Yesterday, a good friend (whose birthday it was, so I took him to lunch) and I went shopping for a new television for me. I lost my plasma television with surround sound in the divorce and I missed it. I rationalized that it was my birthday and I should, therefore, spend an exhorbitant amount of money on something that I hardly ever use. So, I bought this.
Then, today, I decided to give myself the afternoon off and I skipped my two afternoon classes (bad girl! bad, BAD law student!) but as I was headed out the door something made me turn back and check my mailbox (pendaflex, actually). In it was a beautiful red rose corsage from him. Wasn't that just so sweet!? Then, I get home and from my very-soon-to-be ex is a box of Harry and David's handmade toffee almond crunch. So much for my diet. As I've said before, I can resist anything except temptation (this, from her, in addition to the stunning broach she bought me). I must have been very good in a past life.
And, Ambib posted about my birthday and sent several new readers to my blog -- thanks! -- and comments in foreign languages no less. :) Further, he's going to do a birthday podcast with me, ala Energy Spatula, later this afternoon.
Now, if only my kids would call
and I get lai it will have been a perfect birthday!