Mar 07, 2005
Birthday presents for Nifty Fifty!
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!
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Tracked on Mar 8, 2005 12:22:00 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (I'm starting a wave!)
Posted by: stag | Mar 7, 2005 12:42:35 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENISE!!!! :)
Posted by: mls | Mar 7, 2005 12:45:35 AM
Happiest of birthdays! I hope it's a great one!
Posted by: Janine | Mar 7, 2005 1:00:02 AM
Happy birthday, fellow Pisces!
Posted by: Shelley | Mar 7, 2005 1:41:00 AM
Happy birthday, Denise!
Posted by: Heidi | Mar 7, 2005 6:04:15 AM
My wishes for a great birthday and a terrific year!
Posted by: Kathy | Mar 7, 2005 7:24:01 AM
Happy Birthday Denise. You are so special I have trouble choosing the words to tell you so. Let me just say that knowing you for 50 years has given me much more than I could have ever expected. Thank you for being born. I love you.
Posted by: Anna | Mar 7, 2005 7:40:53 AM
Happy Birthday. I hope you have a lovely day.
Posted by: Sherry | Mar 7, 2005 7:54:51 AM
~*~ Happy Birthday, Denise! ~*~
Posted by: Why Law | Mar 7, 2005 7:58:33 AM
Happy Birthday....to a true transgender HERO of mine. Enjoy the day. Remember it only get better as we get older ...well that what people tell me. I'll have a drink in your honor today. Maybe we can actually meet I"ll buy you that drink in person. Sometime in the future. I know your next 50 will be pretty cool.
Posted by: Coy | Mar 7, 2005 8:25:02 AM
happy birthday, dear lady! :-)
Posted by: Katherine | Mar 7, 2005 10:02:33 AM
Happy birthday! Hoppy Birfday! ¡Feliz cumpleaños! Bon anniversaire!
Posted by: kristine | Mar 7, 2005 10:27:49 AM
Happy Birthday! Your post reminded me of a Saturday Night Live skit involving Molly Shannon in which she plays a 50-yr old woman who goes around emphatically saying "I'm 50!" I love that skit! Are you familiar w/it?
Posted by: Samples | Mar 7, 2005 10:43:25 AM
Hyvää syntymäpäivää! (That's "Happy Birthday" in Finnish, I swear!)
Posted by: ambimb | Mar 7, 2005 11:36:59 AM
Happy Happy Birthday!
Posted by: DG | Mar 7, 2005 12:23:22 PM
Posted by: Narkoleptik | Mar 7, 2005 12:23:32 PM
Happy birthday, sweetie!
Posted by: transmogriflaw | Mar 7, 2005 12:29:18 PM
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!!!!
Posted by: energy spatula | Mar 7, 2005 12:30:25 PM
Happy birthday :) Feliz complianos, adelweiss and all that too...
Posted by: Jeremy C. Wright | Mar 7, 2005 12:31:26 PM
Posted by: -Dave! | Mar 7, 2005 12:57:32 PM
Wow! Happy Birthday! :)
Posted by: Adam | Mar 7, 2005 1:23:21 PM
'Morning and Happy Birthday!!
Posted by: kmsqrd | Mar 7, 2005 1:23:41 PM
Happy Birthday Denise! I hope your having a good day and pampering yourself. I beleive in total self indulgence on a birthday, so indulge!! Today is my sisters birthday too, maybe you two are soul sisters......
Posted by: Keli | Mar 7, 2005 1:42:08 PM
'tis me again because I read Ambivalent Imbroglio's post and thought I'd add in another language.
"Shubho jonmodin" is Bengali for happy birthday!
Posted by: Sherry | Mar 7, 2005 2:49:49 PM
I've been away from the blogosphere for a while and I'm so glad I got back in time to wish you a happy birthday! Sounds like it's been a great one, too. Otanjoubi omedetou! (Shelley stole my Bengali, so I'm resorting to my college Japanese.)
Posted by: CM | Mar 7, 2005 6:04:28 PM