Monday, August 15, 2016

Meh Berthdhey

So as of this day, I am a year older. Something that is normally to be celebrated among family and friends with much fanfare, I suppose. I, on the other hand, will be working and will come home with a piece of cake at most to remind myself of the occasion. That, to me, is more than adequate for an occasion that I generally no-sell these days.

There used to be a time when I'd be looking forward to my birthday. The gathering of folks, the delicacies to be devoured, and of course, the presents to be had. Hell, there used to be a time when I'd be looking forward to a lot of birthdays this month. We'd attend all the parties, exchange gifts, and enjoy each other's company.

Nowadays... not so much.

The last time I went to a birthday party was last year and while it was the same sort of party that we'd usually get, the vibe was different. Maybe it's due to a lot of new faces, maybe it's due to everyone being older and different from times past, but I felt a little... out of touch, I guess. I wasn't enjoying myself as much as I'd used to. Probably because tastes have changed. I can't say for sure.

The last time I had a genuine birthday party of my own seems like ages ago. The closest thing we'd get to that would be an annual dinner at the Casa Grecque with the folks and big brother. And that's fine by me. I don't even look forward to the gifts anymore; it's mostly money and a couple birthday cards with well wishes. Not met with disappointment or excitement; just... thanks and best wishes. Not exactly a rousing welcome to another year on this earth.

And so I treat this as a day like any other. I work during the day (a rare occurance considering I usually go evenings), I head home for dinner, I do some stuff, and I go to bed. I'm sure there's a cake somewhere in the middle and that's about as far as I'm willing to go as far as personal affairs.

Also, this is pretty much how I think in the morning. Maybe it changes later on... then again, perhaps not. We'll see.

Well, I'm off. Will catch you later.

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