Friday, October 16, 2009

18 Plus 18

Today is International Day of Shan. Today I am thirty-six.

I am going to have a great day. Schedule:

1030 - Yarn sale at the LYS with my friend. I have a sweater bag of Jo Sharp Silk Road DK (50% off) in my cross hairs.
1130 - Coffee (with chance of lunchy stuff), with said friend and my children.
1300-1600 - Tea party/knitting frenzy with Mum.
1730 - OUT for dinner! Amazing! I plan on jasmine rice with coconut madras. I will wear my new vest. Knitting pics later when the sun returns (April-May).
1900 - Home for cake. CAKE, BY ALL THAT IS HOLY. I was going to make one, as usual, but Mr HSB walked in while I was planning, and said "I can buy you a cake, you know."

Yes, thank you, I will take the chocolate mousse.

NOTES FROM THE LATE THIRTIES

* Time passes slowly until you're about 27. Then one day you make another pot of coffee, pay a bill, watch a little TV, and when you check the clock you're turning 36.
* When you're 36, stuff that happened 18 years ago is surprisingly vivid.
* And it's weird to clearly remember events of three decades ago. One of these days (like, tomorrow) I'll be able to remember events of six decades ago. I'm betting it'll be weird then, too.
* I used to assume that when I was in my thirties I'd have it all together. I don't, though. You won't either. (Link is to a sound clip, language warning.)
* Gravity and evaporation are not your friends. Hydrate, people, hydrate.

Enjoy my birthday, peoples! Maybe there's a pint somewhere with your name on it and you can heft it in my honour.

21 comments:

Ames said...

Many, many returns of the day.

Mwah!

Jenny said...

Happy Happy Birthday...there's a fine glass of merlot being hoisted tonight in your honour...

Geek Knitter said...

Happy Birthday, for this year and the many to come!

I'll raise a large Scotch in your honor tonight.

Brenda said...

Happy Happy Birthday Shannon! Sounds like you have a great day planned. I will spin in your honour tonight at the Kingfisher retreat. And I`ll look forward to knitting pics when the sun returns in the spring (although it has actually come out now in your honour).

Gwen said...

I'm hefting two pints, one per hand. (At a time, I mean)

Emily said...

Have an awesome birthday! I just ate Malay food in (unbeknownst to me) tribute to you. Also: I am 28, and apparently I'd better watch that calendar. Whu-oh!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday! I reached 36 this year and I agree with all your observations! Some of those vivid memories I wish weren't so vivid though!

Suelle said...

Happy b-day! I'll let you know in February how 40 feels!

Jo said...

Holy Hell - did we graduate from UVic in the same year? I'm a year older than you, but did the 5 year plan.

Happy Birthday!

Dave Hingsburger said...

36, what? You're a kid! Happy Cake Day. What's disturbing to me is that, in my mind, you are still that little girl with the big style. I have to adjust, now you are the grown woman with the huge talent.

carlarey said...

Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate.

Cynthia said...

Happy, happy birthday! We had a mysteriously wonderful day yesterday -- so thanks!

Jadekitty said...

Happy birthday!

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday! It only gets better from here. Trust me.

Gena said...

Hope you had a fantastic day! Coffee, yarn, and cake will always make a day good for me.

dropstitchknitter said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Your humor is what keeps you young - and you've got a great sense of humor. Hope that your day was just as wonderful as you planned!

lizbon said...

Oh god, how late am I to this party!

Happy happy happy happy birthday, my friend. Sounds like you did it up right. Shan on.

Gwen said...

hee hee... Dave's comment reminds me of Moulin Rouge.

Susie Hewer said...

Belated happy birthday you young thing!

yarninmypocket said...

Oooh, happy not-your-birthday-any-more. In fact, I'm several weeks late, which just shows how out of date my blog reading has become. If it helps, I'm pretty sure I hefted a pint on your birthday, so if I think about it, and you, retrospectively, does that count?
Hope you had a really good one, anyway! :)

Kristine said...

Happy International Day of You, and I hope you had much enjoyment of it!