Happy Birthday to Me

It’s true, as much as we try to avoid it, we all get older. Time marches on like a machine and leaves us wasted by the side of the road as age wearies us and makes it hard for us to keep up.

A little melodramatic for sure, but entirely true.

My birthday is always the time of the year that I evaluate my life and everything that has come before. It’s not really a time I enjoy. I earnestly want to live forever. I want to see what becomes of the human race to the end of eternity. When the sun burns out and dies I want to be here and bear witness to all that man has created. But it’s not to be.

I found out two days ago from my younger brother that my Dad has finally been diagnosed by his doctor and does in fact have Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or a thickening of the muscle in the heart. It’s hereditary and now Mum is freaking out wanting all us kids to get tested.

As in my post Who Needs a Heart?, I know my older brother and my sister have show any symptoms of something similar and am sure both of them are being tested for it, now it has a name. I’m not sure I want the test… I don’t want to have an excuse about why something may happen. My life is going so well right now I don’t want a slap up the side of the head.

Speaking of things going well; The Usagi Project is gonna be huge, even if I say so myself. What is The Usagi Project? As I’ve told others we’re not quite sure, my friend and fellow co-worker Sue and I have found an egg and now we’re keeping it warm to see what comes of it. There’s gonna be a lot of looking into it to find out what might be inside but within a few months we hope to have something hatched and fighting for its little life.

The Scissor Sisters

Meanwhile I’m currently listening to the Scissor Sisters, the song Intermission is playing… the main line in the song is “Happy yesterday to all, we were born to die.” ROFL.

Ahhh the Scissor Sisters, yay… today I’m making out like a bandit. In December we bought tickets to the Scissor Sisters concert here in Melbourne on February 9. They were suposed to be my birthday present, and I was happy with that.

Having missed the Scissor Sisters when they were last here I was overjoyed when David told me we’d be going this time around. I hear they put on a great show. To top it off we’re going with Chris and Narissa, two fantastic people. It’s sure to be a fantastic night and after a long wait it is now just over a week away.

Then a few weeks ago we bought my brand new Canon 400D digital camera… and THAT was going to be my birthday present, this of course was more than enough. I love taking photos and have been ailing for some time with my poor 10D which has been a little worse for wear of late.

Given what I’ve gotten so far, I woke this morning expecting a nice “Happy Birthday”, I certainly didn’t expect a package to be pulled out from under the bookshelf. Unwrapping it you won’t believe my joy, and reading this I know you’re all gonna be thinking “Your so gay!” but I was truly thrilled to see three seasons of Wonder Woman in my hands. It’s something I’ve wanted for a while but never gotten around to buying, so thanks to David, Jody, Greg, Jacob and Maygen for the great present.

One thing I love is the first episode is called The New Original Wonder Woman, an episode I don’t think I ever saw growing up. And the “New Original” may be in reference to the 1974 TV show that starred Cathy Lee Crosby as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman. It didn’t do very well and just over a year later (late 1975) was re-made with Lynda Carter… the one woman who will always be Wonder Woman to me.

They are making a movie, Joss Whedon is listed as the Director (at the moment). Rumours of this movie has been going around since the mid-90s and many, many actresses have been rumoured to have been approached to play Wonder Woman including Sandra Bullock, Katie Holmes, Kate Beckinsale, Sarah Michelle-Geller, and even Julia Roberts. I don’t know if this movie will ever be made, but if it does Lynda Carter better be in it somewhere or I’m not going to see it!

Enough of a Wonder Woman rant. Time to go and get ready for work (why didn’t I organise the day off?). I have to stop off and buy a cake on the way… this is the first job I’ve had where the person who’s birthday it is has to buy the cake. Ah well, it is probably better than the bank, where we used to put $2 in every week that went to paying for the cakes, that would add up to about $100 bucks in a year and that’s way more than I’d ever spend on a cake. Though the left overs were generally spent on a nice social event at the end of each year.
I hope you all have a great day… I know I will. Thanks to all who have pre-empted the day and pre-wished happy birthday. And Huge Thanks to Craig who wishes me happy birthday to a future date, cause he is still in yesterday… does that make sense?

6 Replies to “Happy Birthday to Me”

  1. Hey Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

    Don’t worry about the test! I am not rushing out to have it, lasted this long can’t see why I won’t last a bit longer!

  2. Even when I’m behind I still stay in front ;)

    Have an awesome day sunshine, and may all your happy’s be happier and all your endings, be happy endings too ;)

    Take that anyway you will, you deserve the best.

  3. So, aren’t you glad you came to work Birthday Boy?

    Mmmm Wonder Woman. Used to love watching Linda Carter myself…

    Hope you’re having a great night (and yes, you do deserve the best).

  4. Happy belated birthday. I was going to send you an e-card, but I had no free time to browse .Mac
    So I tried to send you an SMS, but even if I followed the instructions on the “international codes” section of White Pages, I’m pretty sure I send it to some perfect stranger.

  5. ROFL Roberta… THANK YOU very much I received my SMS and haven’t had time to write back and thank you. I was amazed to receive an SMS from Italy. I nearly cried with joy.

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