Happy Birthday To Me!

Birthday Cake

Mmmmm... Cake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That’s right, dear readers, today is my birthday. I am now 25 years old. That’s one-quarter of a century, halfway to 50. I’m not sure if it should or not, but it doesn’t feel any different from any other birthday.

I find it funny how when you’re a kid, each birthday is extremely significant and a source of pride, as if suddenly going from 7 to 8 years old is a great accomplishment. Kids are very aware of their age and the ages of the other kids around them, because when you’re that age, that’s usually how the social hierarchy is decided. The older kids are the ones in charge and they get to do things that the younger ones can’t.

When you’re an adult, all of that changes. Your age begins to have less and less to do with your social or professional status. A 50-year-old person can just as easily be the subordinate to one of 30 years of age as not.

Also, the addition of one year or two of age begins to have less and less impact on our appearance. It’s easy to tell the difference between a 5-year-old and a 7-year-old, but can you tell the difference between someone who is 45 and 47? Maybe you can, but I sure can’t.

So, just to reiterate, 25 doesn’t feel any different from 24…. However, cake and presents are always good so I’m going to enjoy this day all the same!

I’m going to leave you now with the number one songs of 25 years ago on the date of April 4th, 1987. Why, you ask? Because it’s fun, that’s why ;)

In the US, it was Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, which you may remember from the classic 80’s movie, Mannequin.

And in the UK, the number one song at the time was a cover of “Let It Be”, performed by Ferry Aid, a British-American ensemble group brought together in the aftermath of the Zeebrugge Disaster.

You just gotta love that 80’s hair!


12 responses to “Happy Birthday To Me!

  • Dotty Headbanger

    Dear Chris,
    Happy birthday. :-)
    Love Dotty xxx

  • rolande256

    You are so right! For me, personally I couldn’t wait for my 16th (time for driving license!) birthday. Most people couldn’t wait until their 18th, which for me really meant nothing as, although it was the legal drinking age in my province, we all had fake IDs and were already getting in the bars and pubs lol. But 21, now that was a big day! Legal all over the world! So enjoy your day, Chris! Your next milestone won’t be until retirement hahaha :P

  • pouringmyartout

    I was born on the same day they announced the invention of Preparation H… a hemaroid creme… a coincidence? I think not.

  • Kenneth320

    We all love to age until we get to 21. After that, birthdays are not as much fun. lol

  • kayennepeppa

    Happy Birthday!

    I’ll be 25 next month. I think it will feel different to me just because it’s a multiple of five. Don’t ask why that makes sense. But you are right, ever since I hit 21, my age hasn’t really mattered to me on my birthday. It’s a bit embarrassing, but there were times I had to do some mental math when people asked me my age, because I’d forget!

  • Mooselicker

    Happy B-Day for a second time! I’m a few months younger than you. The newspaper from the day I was born talked about how AIDS might be airborne. What a shining moment of the 1980s medical field.

    • Randomdeviations

      Thanks for the birthday wish!
      I decided to google my birthday real quick to see if there was anything interesting that happened and all I found was this “Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 points”, which isn’t really interesting at all. At least yours is good fodder for jokes :)

      • Mooselicker

        Cobain probably decided to kill himself on your birthday. Just because he did it the next day shouldn’t mean you get any less credit.

      • Randomdeviations

        Yes, but that when I was seven, not the day I was born. But if we’re just talking about historical events on April 4th, then I’ve got the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the founding of Microsoft on my birthday… I can’t think of anything clever to say about it, but there it is

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