|Cake from Travis circa 2010. It still looks Internet fresh.|
There's something eerie about reaching an age that matches the last two digits of your birth year.
Research reveals that this is my "Beddian birthday"...eureka! A once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. I will get to experience living in my birth year for the next twelve months, and since I am the superstitious sort, I think that might be quite special. Beddian birthdays are named for NYC Firefighter Bobby Beddia, who lost his life in a 7-alarm fire shortly after he inadvertently inspired a mathemetician who was touring the Fire Station and heard Bobby note the coincidence, to confirm the theory numerically. Not a happy year for Mr. Beddia. However, his service and kind spirit will always be memorialized in this way for future Beddians. Today I am a Beddian.
But wouldn't it be better to be celebrating my Star Birthday, which of course means that since it is the 29th of November, I turned 29 today? Apparently, I missed it many mimi years ago. Or would it? I think not. I like this year in my life much better. I would not want to go back to the Star year. It was not kind to me. And I remember feeling soooo old when I turned thirty. Ridiculous!
Today I am the same age as the year I was born.
I like the sound of that.
I've been serenaded by many and gathered very special birthday hugs too. I'll hold them close to my Beddian heart. The stars must be aligned. So, what was missing about today? Something is off. Ah, Facebook. Barely a ding ding notification all day. Impending bubble burst feeling. Annelisa sent a sweet note today - thank you! And then...nothing. Silence. I was feeling all sorry for myself because hardly anyone on Facebook remembered my birthday when just last year there were nearly 300 birthday wishes on my wall! (I refuse to hear the whispers of 'shallow shallow'..I do not heaaar you) What did I do? What did I say? No one loves me!! (imagine screaming toddler temper tantrum icon)
Wait a minute....maybe no one knooowwwws it's my birthday, except a few close friends and Mr. Sexy Eyes who has had to listen to me whine about no birthday wishes on Facebook. So I flipped the settings switch and voila! Instant birthday wishes.Ding!
You checked your Facebook page just now, didn't ya, Homer?
After all the fame and glory I've brought to his life.
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