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2 October 2002 (Wednesday): who called?

I'm back from vacation. As are my demons, apparently.

Upon trudging up the stairs to the apartment I immediately started sulking about the fact that tomorrow is my birthday. I don't like my birthday. It brings out unattractive things in me. I forget other people's birthdays all the time, which is bad enough, but to then sulk about other people forgetting your birthday -- or rather, the mere possibility of it, seeing as no one's had a chance to prove that they remember it yet -- is, well, amusing at best. My mother, having justifiably thought that I'd have other plans (I usually do, these days, when she invites me home for something), will be tied up all night helping with Liz's dance rehearsals. Emmett is in school. My father is in San Diego.

I had a miserable twenty-second birthday. When I turned twenty-three, I used the occasion to deeply hurt somebody that I loved. So, the track record of late ain't been so good.

Soren wrapped his arms around me when I started moping; I shrugged him off. He asked me what was wrong. I said I was just grumpy. Ah, he said, kissed me on the forehead, and got up to go to the bathroom. I curled up on the bed, still sulking.

The phone rang. I fumbled with the receiver, looking for the Talk button.

"Hello?"
"Hey E, it's Soren."
Um. "Oh hey, how's it going?"
"Going all right. Just wanted to call and wish you a happy birthday...I know it's not 'til tomorrow, but I thought I'd call."
"Oh. Wow, thanks."
"So what've you been up to? I heard you took a trip or something?"
"Yeah...my boyfriend and I went up into the mountains, to get some alpine hiking in. We just got back."
"Oh that's awesome! Wasn't it cold though?"
"Well yeah, it was a little chilly. But it was the coolest thing -- we were hiking late afternoon yesterday, and it starts snowing. Big fat flakes just coming down in sheets onto the trail. It was so pretty."
"Ooh. I bet."
"So yeah, we had a great time."
"Glad to hear it. Hey listen, you want to hang out tomorrow?"
"Uh, sure. I'm free all day."
"Cool! I've got something in the evening, but maybe we could do something afterwards, or during the day?"
"During the day's good."
"Okay. We'll meet up and figure something out."
"Sounds great."
"All right, see you tomorrow. Happy birthday again."
"Thanks."

Oh, sure, it's cheesy as all hell, but I was grinning when I hung up the phone. I don't deserve this boy.

posted by enjelani @ 09:07 PM PST

Replies: 10 comments

Sure you do. He'd be the first to agree. And the likewise seems to be true as well. *smile*

posted by Moonpuddle @ 03 10 2002 12:11 AM PST

Well, happy birthday fellow October birthday person. And may it be a good one!

posted by Karin @ 03 10 2002 05:34 AM PST

Wanted to wish you a happy birthday my friend... I'm so proud of you... Hope you had a good one. Will talk to you soon...
Lots of love, cake, hugs and kisses,
Joey

posted by Joey @ 03 10 2002 12:41 PM PST

Woohoo! Happy Birthday Enj!

By the way, what's your Myers-Briggs type? EN(t)J?

-adam

posted by Adam @ 03 10 2002 01:42 PM PST

deserve shmerve. be happy.

besides, if it's your birthday, and that's the approved adjective:
christmas is merry.
april fools is tricky.
halloween is scary.
new years, valentine's day, thanksgiving, birthdays... they're all supposed to be happy.

posted by dishi @ 03 10 2002 06:40 PM PST

I think
I am incapable of posting comments
without accidentily posting twice, including spelling mistakes, or having grammar that makes absolutely no sense. alas.
happy birthday anyways.

posted by dishi @ 03 10 2002 06:42 PM PST

Cumgrabjoozundulations & happy birthday! Rub one off if you're feeling stressed about it ;)

In fact, I may do that in your honor! (Hey, anything is an excuse for me... Hrmm... do I need an excuse?)

Stay on target, stay on target! *cough* So for your birthday, I was thinking about popping out of a cake or something, but then I remembered it'd have to be a really big farkin cake for you to see it from San Diego, so it's on-hold indefinately ;)

Happy Day :)

posted by syndromes @ 03 10 2002 07:05 PM PST

:) I'll be your Velveeta anytime.

posted by soren @ 03 10 2002 07:53 PM PST

Okay, who queued up the 70s pr0n music again??

*barmmmp chika barrrmmppp barrrmm*

posted by syndromes @ 04 10 2002 12:38 AM PST

*LOL*

ohh my...

thanks everybody. :)

posted by enjelani @ 04 10 2002 09:03 AM PST