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[personal profile] sraun is interested in my musings about birthdays.

Some folks get very sensitive about age; a friend of my mother’s has never gotten a drivers’ license because she would have to reveal her birth date.

On the other hand, I have been known to say that my age is a matter of public record but I lie like a bandit about my weight on my own license. I basically put a number there that is plausible if somebody looks at me.

I have one silly ritual for my birthday, I try to call my mother as close to 12:23 PM PDT as I can because even though it’s all goodies for me, she didn’t have a whole lot of fun on that day.

Some birthdays come easier than others. I didn’t enjoy #30 too much because at that time there was that show “thirtysomething” that bugged me because the characters came across to me as whiny self-indulgent jerks. I also thought that I would no longer get any slack for mistakes, slack is for folks in their twenties. Thank Goddess, I got over that one a long while back because the mistakes still happen and I still can use some slack.

#40 wasn’t as bad, I figured my motto for my forties was “no more nice girl” and that I was officially now a Crone in Training. That decade was a wild ride, losing one job and my father, finding a new job, and best of all, having [personal profile] whump as a partner.

#50 got me Crone status and [personal profile] whump gave me Charlotte, my first spinning wheel. After that, my interest in the fiber arts took off like a rocket.

Who knows what the next one will bring?

Date: 2013-12-15 09:58 am (UTC)
littlebutfierce: (kimi ni todoke chizu must fight)
From: [personal profile] littlebutfierce
I'm turning 37 in March & definitely feeling wibbly about, idk, middle-age -- I will try to keep the motto for your 40s in mind, I like it!!

Date: 2013-12-15 08:16 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Elderly smiling white woman captioned "When I was your age I had to walk ten miles in the snow to get stoned & have sex" (old fogey)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
I'm impressed you have practical positive mottoes for every landmark.

Darn, 50 is crone? I missed that boat entirely.

Feel free to share your nuggets for 60+.


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