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October 20, 2005

Another birthday!! Stop it!

Happy birthday to me! I am at the age now where this is not always something to celebrate, so I have mixed feelings. I would be much more positive if I had the day off and it felt like a real holiday!

And this year, I have no plans. Last year, I invited a bunch of people from the office out for drinks after work at a bar near our office. Great idea and a pretty good turnout, but there also happened to be a typhoon (advertised as possibly "worst to hit Tokyo in fifty years"), which ensured an early end to the evening. On that basis, I decided that planning your own parties was fraught with peril and it might be better to let someone else do it, or do nothing at all.

The emphasis should be on the latter.

Anyway, some people use their birthday as a time to reflect on what they are doing with their life and how they can improve themselves or the world. Not me...that is what you do on New Years' Eve!

So, no party, no resolutions and no plans. But I have received lots of congratulatory e-mails and my wonderful sisters sent me gifts even though I forget their birthdays every year. Thank you!

Actually, I am pretty happy. I just hope there isn't a major earthquake today. Sometimes it is the little things that make you the happiest.

Posted by Kirk on October 20, 2005 09:23 AM


Happy Birthday to you !

Posted by: Paul Baker at October 21, 2005 01:16 AM

My theory on birthdays is it is a good reason to buy yourself a nice gift. Or, you know me - take a trip. My best birthday gift was Kirk and Sandy and Roger meeting us in Europe this year and the trip. So this year, Kirk, you kinda did remember my birthday. Just so Sandy knows, I always tell him when yours is coming up! Sorry, Kirk, busted.

Posted by: Terri at October 25, 2005 11:53 PM