Friday, July 20, 2007

It's All About Me Today

Yes, today is my birthday. Although if you want to get technical it's not REALLY my birthday until 7:30 PST or 15:30 GMT. Knowing how my day will progress at 15:30 I'll probably be stuck on a call with a screaming IFA or will be knee deep in a spreadsheet. So I thought best to start now and I've opened the few cards that I've received over the week but was just storing on the hall shelf until today. So thank-you to those well wishers, your thoughtfulness is appreciated and I'll drop each of you an email during my Saturday morning correspondence session on the couch.

It's going to be a bit of a weird day as my flat-mate is currently in Italy traveling with her brother & sister-in-law (tough gig I know) and at work there are a number of people off, any other friends I've made have either moved away or already have plans. Soooo, I may just end up treating myself to a CD or two if the shop is still open after work, then perhaps a French flick with plans to meet up after with a friend for a drink.

I will accept all wishes of sympathy for my sad situation in being alone and mourning once again my fleeting youth.

Money & expensive gifts would help though.


Gordon said...

Hicky Burpday indeed!

Hope you have a good day.

Rob said...

I sort of prefer low-key birthdays anyway. I've been moving around so much the last few years, spending birthdays in new cities that I haven't met many people in yet, I just got used to them.

So, I'm just as sad as you! Happy birthday!

The Moon Topples said...

Happy Birthday, Chris. I second the notion that a quiet birthday is nothing to be sad about. Catching a film and a drink with a friend sounds like a nice thing indeed.

Sorry I cannot forward any money or expensive baubles. Perhaps if my plan (to start selling my eyeglasses for a million bucks each) works out, I'll send you something nice.

Simon said...

Happy birthday Chris!

I'm away this weekend and next but will buy you a celebratory/commiseratory pint when I next see you!

Colleen J said...

Happy Birthday, ya geezer! Hey, you'll always be younger than me! xo

Mellifluous Dark said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope the day has (so far) been a very good one.

Your plans sound lovely and relaxing.

Chris said...
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Chris said...

Gordy Baby - thanks, but no burping or hickies were involved.

Rob - thanks for the note of sympathy.

Maht - do you need me to come over and start a bidding war on your glasses? It can be our little secret.

Simon - thanks, but you always buy me a pint. Surely it's my turn by now? But if you insist....

Colleen - Yes I'll always be the younger of the two of us. It's a tough gig but I'm up to the challenge.

Mell D - thanks, other than the work part it was a nice evening. A pint, an unexpected glass of champagne and a French Film. Missed the friend for the drink after though as our movies got out 30 minutes apart. Oh well, you can't have it all.

Douglas Karr said...

Happy Late Birthday!

Jamie said...

Happy belated birthday, Chris! Lots of happyness, love and health for you.

strugglingwriter said...

Happy belated birthday. Sorry I missed this last week. Hope you had a good time.