Thursday, November 29, 2012

I Am Quite Sure It's Not My Birthday. Quite Sure.

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"...eurekaA 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.

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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Shannon W. said...

Happy Birthday Mimi!!!

Mimi Lenox said...

Thank you dear Shannon!

Jackie - You and Homer are two peas in a pod. lol

FoxxFyrre said...

Way too busy over at Facebook to drop a Birthday Wish, it seems that there was a once in a lifetime birthday event going on and it has bottle-necked Facebook??? The line is just tremendous (next time I'm taking a number!) So I thought I would just say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIMI, right here so I wouldn't have to wait.


A highway, is life.
Joined and disjointed.
Intersections and straight-ways
Pot-holes, speed-bumps,
Some straight patches,
We might not notice.

In our youth;
Speed limit too slow,
"What scenery," I ask.
Speed limit understood,
Too busy to notice.
Limit too fast,
Will stop to smell the roses,
Even though.

These roads have no map,
Confuses even Google
(I checked)
No direction but forward,
Though plough on we do.
Intersections; left, right, center,
We just hope we are,
Right and centered--without self.
But, can you feel it?
A light's up ahead.
Bright with hope,
Shiny and brilliant,
Guiding without judging,
Leading about loving--
Ourselves and each other.
Can you feel it?
I can.
The light has a name,
And her name is Mimi.
That calm you feel,
I know you feel it,
Is her message,
One simple word,

Happy Birthday Mimi

Mimi Lenox said...

Frank - You took the time to write a birthday poem for me. That is special. And it made me cry. See? My Beddian year has already begun with poetic wonder and friendship.

It's going to be a good year.
Thank you my long-time friend.

Mark In Mayenne said...

I didn't realise but it's my Beddian year too.

And we know how old you are :-)

The Gal Herself said...

Homer beat me to it, but the sentiment is still good: Happy Birthday, My Queen!

Fisher and Staff said...

One more minute, one more day, one more year toward Peace. Happy Birthday, Mimi!

Akelamalu said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Mimi
Happy Birthday to yooooouuuuuu!


Oh I missed my Beddian birthday 14 years ago!

Charles Gramlich said...

Happy Beddian day!

Mauigirl said...

Hope you had a great Beddian birthday. I didn't know there was such a thing... guess mine would've been in 2006. The Star birthday I would never go back to either - I was 19. It would be OK if I knew what I know know, as they say - but I didn't!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday, Mimi! :)

Travis Cody said...

Sorry I'm late! I didn't get a ding for this auspicious occasion. I shall correct that for the future.

Happy Birthday my dear!

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