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11 October 2012 @ 08:44 am
anticlimax? sure  
someone told me yesterday that you stop caring about birthdays at a certain point. I think they were lying. Because even my dad, who winces when I wish him happy birthday, still *cares* (he just doesn't like the idea of getting a year older and is annoyed that its happening to him). but the urge to downplay something isn't the same as not having it matter.

all in all i felt a little bit lonely for my birthday this year. even though i'd mentioned it to my senseis the day before (and they dutifully told my classes), no one at school actually wished me happy birthday yesterday. We're gearing up for a huge test tomorrow, so it's to be kind of understood, but it still made me feel forlorn. Sam wished me happy birthday when we studied after school, one of my other classmates did as we were walking out of classes (with some prompting), and my housemate did once i got home, but all in all the in-person recognition was pretty sad.

so despite my mom sending this hilariously awesome (seriously ridiculous) birthday package over the weekend, the day of my birthday was ... just another day.

now it's the 10th in the states and i've gotten really awesome emails and notifications and mentions in posts from people i love who are in a different time zone, so i'm feeling more cheered. than you to all of you who are reading this who sent me a little something - know that it was particularly awesome and made me feel less alone. and hopefully this weekend i'll do something that seems like a celebration, and that will be worth blogging about.

also posted to dreamwidth | you can reply here or there | um, but don't worry, i'm still an lj girl
your royal pie-ness: txtls: birthday cakeentrenous88 on October 10th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I didn't get to send wishes in advance, but I'm sending you all the best for the year ahead!
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 18th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
thanks sweetest! not to worry - it all turned out fine in the end. i think i had one of those culture-shock days mixed with birthday, which are always weird :D

seldomifever: b/gseldomifever on October 10th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, you!!!
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 18th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
thanks darling lady!! *hugs*
whichclotheswhichclothes on October 10th, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! Today's my older daughter's birthday too. She turns 13. *shudder*
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 18th, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
thanks dear lady!! and awww that's awesome - libras on 10/10 rock (if i do say so myself). and love the 13s now, cuz you will miss them later, believe it or not ;)
literate and stylish: tea for victorymishloran on October 11th, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
Frankly I am absolutely awful at remembering birthdays. :( Sorry I didn't wish you a happy one. Even more sorry it was a flagging disappointing kind of a day :( That makes me sad. Mew!

I hope you have better better better days ahead! x
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 18th, 2012 03:52 am (UTC)
it's totally ok lady. *hugs* i think i just had one of those culture shock days mixed in with the birthday sludge and, well, woe!is!me resulted, you know?

and they've been much better since!
missus_gracemissus_grace on October 11th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
Sorry I missed wishing you a happy birthday on your special day. It seems like I cannot keep up with the little birthday planner thing on my home page!

I know how you're feeling. It's taken me several years to train my husband to realize that all I need are at least 2 things on my birthday - a cake or some other treat and at least one present to unwrap. Is that too much to ask? I get those items, and I'm a happy camper!

my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 18th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
Thanks so much lady! you don't have to apologize - trust me, if anyone knows how difficult it is to keep track of that birthday thing it's me - I am TERRIBLE at it.

and yeah, i do miss that ability to be reassured because you know the important man in your life is going to remember (and i remember training mine when i had one - it does take a while!).

but it got better anyway, so don't worry. and thank you! *massive hugs*
Elite Nerd Patrol, On Duty: sumomechassninja on October 13th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
Internet hug. We need to have a skype call soon. <3
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 14th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
we totally do. i'm sorry i blew the last one. *is lame* i miss you.