A few weeks ago, I had a dream that I asked 50 Cent to rap at my birthday party. I said "Hey Fity," (Thats right, we were friends and I could call him Fity). "Hey Fity, since we are friends now, do you think that you could come rap at my birthday, it is in a few weeks. Well, no it isn't my sweet 16, but it will be pretty sweet...." Since that dream, I have been secretly hoping that Fity would surprise me, or that some amazing birthday party would materialize...but my birthday is today, a Wednesday after Easter.
As I reflect on birthdays in the past, I really, really hope that Fity is my only disappointment. I am not invincible on my birthday and bad things still happen.
When I turned 7, my birthday was on Easter, Yahoooo, what a dream!!! Not really. Since I was the oldest, the little kids got released to hunt eggs several minutes before us older kids...wait, scratch that US, it was ONLY me waiting in the wings with my white easter basket, pink bows and fancy patent leather shoes. Seconds after charging outside into the lovely garden of hidden eggs, my little brother emerges with the PRIZE EGG!!!! And I can still hear his annoying little voice, "I got the prize egg, I got it!!" Grrrrrr.
When I was in 5th grade I turned 11. My parents let skip school on my birthday to go shopping at the mall with some of my birthday money. Luckily, a friend's parents let her skip too!!! We were so excited to be at the mall, shopping like we were teenagers. I'll never forget walking past the food court, down the little incline in front of the mens-Famous Barr store (now Men's Macy's) and falling on my face. I didn't trip over anything, I just fell, flat on my face in the middle of the mall. It was so embarrassing.
When I turned 17, it was still cool to 'cruise Main' in Joplin. My friend had a hot little white Pontiac Sunfire and we thought we were soooo cool cruising around waving at people. When we pulled up to the light at 7th, I saw that my friend Moose (Brandon), was in the car in front of us. His car was awesome, a red mustang convertible. So of course I had to get their attention and lean out the window so I could yell: "Its my birthday!!" Just after getting their attention, blue lights flashed behind us. A cop pulled us over (we were stopped at the light...) And I got a ticket for: "Body parts outside the vehicle." On my birthday. Super embarrassing.
So, yeah....here is to knowing I am not invincible, even on my birthday....and hoping that 50 Cent being too busy to perform at my party is my only bad luck today....
What am I doing today? Well I've got school...and then I am going with some friends and family to the Stables in Miami for all-you-can-eat King Crab legs.....Its gonna be good.
Thanks for reading!!