Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Birthdays and other momentous occasions

Yesterday was my birthday. I counted more than 30 Facebook greetings, half a dozen emails, seven text messages, a handful of phone calls, two heart-shaped balloons, 12 friends at dinner and a partridge in a pear tree.

This was my first Facebook birthday and I must say I really enjoyed it. It's hard not to get excited when you log into your account and see 23 new notifications from people who wrote on your wall.

I experienced another first on my birthday. I got my first-ever-in-my-life speeding ticket. That's right, I made it to the grand old age of 29 before getting the honor of chatting with an officer about my speed. I wish I could say that I enjoyed it as much as the rest of the day, but I didn't. In fact, it was pretty much awful and I was very upset. And when I told him it was my birthday he just looked at my ID and said "huh, sure is, sorry" right before handing me the citation.


Ulovebeth said...

I guess there is a minus to having a cute little red zippy car. It catches not only the eyes of adoring courters and children, but also the eyes of the cops.
Dang it.
Sorry about your ticket.

nejyerf said...

i've been reading you for some time but feel compelled to comment because yesterday was my birthday too!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday! However, I think what we *really* want to know is how fast were you going???

Carissa said...

Gotta love the police officers who are "full of grace." Sorry that happened on your b-day! And belated Happy Birthday to you!

Laurie said...

I was going 45 in a construction zone.