Saturday, January 08, 2005

You're How Old?

I've blogged a lot about my birthday this week, and I'm not even sure why. The last couple of years I've really tried to make it as much a non-event as possible. This one feels different, like it matters somehow. I don't know why, but I have a feeling I'm looking at a lot of change over the next year.

As a plus, I also share my birthday with Elvis, David Bowie, Soupy Sales, Stephen Hawking, fantasy author Terry Brooks and about 8 people from my high school graduating class. Oddly, I feel strange connections to all these people. So I'm happy to have them as birthday buddies.

Here's what the good ol' Wahington Post has to say to me today:

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (January 8). Commitments are made and kept, offering you a feeling of peace and security through the year. Flirting turns serious this month. Couples sneak away and renew interest in one another before the winter is over. Working at home brings extra money and a chance to invest in something exciting and lucrative in the spring. Love signs are Libra and Aries. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 11, 24 and 39.

Well ok then.

After work today I'm heading down south to find a Waffle House or Crackerbarrel for dinner with a couple people, and then it's all over. Hope everyone has a good weekend.



Michèle said...

Happy Birthday!

LadyLitBlitzin said...

I'm with you -- I tend to try to ignore my birthdays these days, and in my case, I just try to tell myself I'm as young as I feel. Ha.

That's a great horoscope reading. Happy birthday and enjoy the year ahead!

Hebdomeros said...

Thank you both!

Jen said...

I hope you didn't do anything Elvis-esque on your birthday! My fear, if I shared a birthday with Mr Blue Suede Shoes, would be dying on the toilet. There must be some karmic allowance for that.

Hebdomeros said...

The only Elvis thing I did was hear Blue Moon of Kentucky at the Crackerbarrel in Dumfries, Va. It was enough. One year, though, I saw an asian Elvis impersonator on my birthday. Pretty funny.

Now that I think about it, my dinner was almost Elvis worthy. Chicken fried steak. Steak fries. Green beans. Cups and cups of coffee. All that was missing was the hollowed out loaf of bread filled with eggs and bacon and a champagne glass filled with cough syrup.

Jen said...

My goodness, that was certainly the Cardiac Event plate. I had a date with an Elvis impersonator once. He was short, bald under the wig, and kept trying to get me to come back to his place, for a "Little Less Conversation," I assume.

LadyLitBlitzin said...

I went to Graceland (well, Memphis, too) with my cousin. At the NYE party I attended, a guy there, who looked "too cool for school," said that Graceland has been very much sanitized and that they used to actually show off said toilet. They don't anymore. Anyway, I thought Graceland was a hoot.

Okay, huge Elvis-related tangent. Sorry.

Hebdomeros said...

Yep. Full of delicious cholesterol. Yum. Fortunately, I very rarely eat like that. I very rarely even eat meat other than fish anymore, for that matter.
As for your date, just so he didn't try to teach you the 5 ways to TCOB.

I tried to go to Graceland once. But the tickets were sold out, so I had to satisfy mysyelf with his plane, the Lisa Marie, parked across the street.
Random Elvis posts always welcome here. He's always good for a laugh.

Anonymous said...

Having been raised in the land of Elvis, I can say that when I last visited Graceland, maybe 15 years ago or so, they didn't let us see the famed toilet. Granted, I was all of 8, but I think I would have remembered. He did have a giant Chai necklace, which I thought was odd at the time, since I knew he wasn't Jewish.