Thursday, June 18, 2009

Let me eat cake, plenty of cake.

The day marking one's transition from x years to x + 1 years tends to spew forth a smattering of interesting musings... some related to ageing and maturing, and some related to nothing at all.

1. "It is better to be over the hill than under it..." - B.A.

2. "But once you are over the hill, you will begin to pick up speed." - Isaac Newton

3. Growing old; you can't help. Growing up; you sometimes don't want to.

4. "At 25, you are closer to 30 than you are to 20. Or something like that."

5. Birthdays are excellent at keeping geographically impaired friends in as close touch as possible.

6. Those older than you will almost certainly always feel the need to impart their version of 'words of wisdom'.

7. The older one gets, the more apt it gets to rephrase 'words of wisdom' to 'ways to land a great husband'.

8. Twenty-five, it seems, is the age when one must endeavor to locate an adequate spouse.

9. 'But it's my birthday!' is the best way to get what you want. Beware of frequent usage.

10. No matter how old you get, a surprise on your birthday never gets old.

11. Applicable to more than just birthday celebrations, "It doesn't matter what you do, it matters who you do it with."

12. A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

13. It has come to my attention that no birthday celebration is complete without cupcakes.

14."A good friend is a mirror." - S.D.

1 comment:

  1. Firstly, sister, Happy Birthday. You have now reached the silver (?) age, not implying that any part of you is silver at all, unless you are wearing tifannys.
    25 is definitely closer to 30 than 20. at 25 it is logically impossible to go to 20, while it is very easy to get to 30. Mathematically speaking, 25 is an infinite number of years away from 20, and is only 5 years away from 30. Sorry.
    "But it's my birthday!" only works with certain people. Also, just because its "my sister's birthday" it doesn't make it okay that i bought myself a $300 bike last night. (its soooo pretty tho). Anyways. I hope someone made you cupcakes, if not, let me know, i will send you some.