Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Happy unbirthday, everyone!

Today is the Unbirthday. I know some of you probably didn't get the memo, but there is a long-standing tradition in my world of celebrating unbirthdays on April 10th. Why you ask? Or rather, your WHAT? you ask?

Why, my unbirthday, Silly.

Oh. You mean what is it? Well, for those of you who aren't well-versed in all things Alice in Wonderland, an unbirthday is any day that is not one's birthday. See? It's even in an online dictionary.

Well sure, there are on average 364 1/4 of those every year.

Oh... why pick today? April 10th?

excellent question.

You see, my dear dear friend of going on 20 years now...

excuse me. TWENTY? gasp. where's my walker?

sorry... caught off guard a little there.

as I was saying: my dear friend Kath and I established April 10th as the official Unbirthday years ago as it is the day directly between our birthdays, respectively April 15 and April 5. That's Tax Day for those of us in the U.S. (ack!) and the day Kurt Cobain died, also respectively.

So Happy Unbirthday, Kath. And Happy Unbirthday to the rest of you, too. Odds are that it's your unbirthday, too. Happy unbirthday! Unless today is your birthday. If so, I'm afraid you don't get to celebrate with us. (Oh, stop pouting - just go have some of your birthday cake.)

I miss ya, buddy. Here's to 20 years of friendship...

Gotta love those glasses... Man I was cool.

By the way, I'm the sickly pale/rather overexposed one on the right in the first picture. Obviously, this is before I discovered tweezers.



3 comments:

kathy said...

OK I am laughing so hard I am crying!!! Those pictures are great! I think you were rather kind in your photo choices - you are certainly in possession of much *less* flattering photos! Ah Happy Unbirthday friend! Remember when we had a party and Jenn Griffith brought shrunken head as a gift? I love you...

Shannon said...

It seems you found a scanner after all...

I think I may be worried - you are in possession of similar photos (although not *quite* as old, maybe ~5 years newer?) of ME!

ewe are here said...

We celebrate 'unbirthdays' in my family, too, but on our 'half birthdays'.... MF got a cool frog flashlight this past november for his 'unbirthday'...