Friday, November 16, 2007

Birthday - What's that?

Birthday according to Dictionary.com:

birth·day Pronunciation Key - [burth-dey]
–noun
1. the anniversary of a birth.
2. the day of a person's birth.
3. a day marking or commemorating the origin, founding, or beginning of something.
4. the festivities or celebration marking such a day or anniversary

Age - most people don't care how old they are. And the older one gets, the less they remember. So the only reason to celebrate one's birthday is to celebrate how old they are.
Yes - birthdays are to be celebrated for the birth of someone. But if you are so glad the person was born, then shouldn't you be celebrating everyday of your life that they are alive? That they have been born and that they continue to live? Shouldn't every day be a birthday celebration?

I don't think that there should be birthdays. At least not for me. I have nothing against getting older, I just don't see the logic in celebrating one day special from any others. It's just another day.
I enjoy throwing birthday parties for others. I enjoy attending birthday parties. I enjoy attending parties of any sort. But I do not like to be the one the party is being thrown for. I see no reason to celebrate November 10th as any special day. It's the anniversay of the Marine Corp. So if you want to celebrate something, celebrate that . . .

Of course - my roommate does not agree. She wanted to throw a bash. Make a big deal of it and make it my day. But you know - by the end of the day the birthday person is sick of hearing "Well, YOU'RE the birthday girl. YOU decide." It's my birthday, but why do I have to decide?

Irregardless of my strong desire NOT to celebrate or do anything special for my birthday - I went along with her and pleased her. So below are some pictures from the 'special day.' . . . Progressive dinner: Sonic for drinks, Applebee's for appetizers, ended up at the food court for dinner, and The Cheesecake Factory for dessert. Then back to my apartment for cards . . . .




Sonic with Cameron and Brittany.
















Applebee's:







Jamie and Brent.





















The Cheesecake Factory


Brandon, Jon, Michelle
















Claire, Cameron, Jamie







This face shows my thoughts for the nite . . .

1 comment:

Alice Wills Gold said...

Stephanie,

Happy Birthday. I just had mine on November 2nd. I don't know if I knew that we are both Scorpios. There is another reason for me to like you. Your blog should be reason enough though. I love bloggers!

I am with you about the birthday thing. Can we just have a party without totally focusing on me?

I hope you had a great birthday. It sounded like way more of a party than I had and I am 34 so yours had to be celebratory than that. he he

We miss you in TN. We'll be sure to come by and see you over the holidays.

Check out your family blog. I helped your mom post a pic. I don't think she will ever do it without help though. lol