Monday, August 08, 2005

Happy Birthday Veev

For those of you keeping score at home, Veev is 31 today. I've been 31 for about none months, but never really thought about it as an age. Growing up, there are milestone ages. Turning ten. Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Dirvers license at 16. Voting and buying cigarettes at 18. Legal in Canada at 19 (Hey it matters when you live on a border town). Legal here at 21. Reduced car rental rates and car insurance rates sometime in your mid twenties. But then it slows down.

Turning thirty means there is no denying you're an adult, but there is nothing really special about 31. Flipping through some blogs of 31 year olds, they echo the same opionion.

On turning 31, Mike Essl wrote "To me 31 is a “nothing” birthday. No need to have a big party, no need to really care that much. I mean come on, 31 might as well be 32-34. 35 would be something to cry about. There is one thing though that I am excited about..."

When James Zambon turned 31, he wrote "The past year has been full of many things for me. Many very difficult decisions, many great experiences, many once in a lifetime experiences. Things have been going amazingly well for me lately and I couldn’t even hope for them to go much better."

And when I turned 31, I wrote absolutely nothing, as it preceded Air Time.

31 has been retired by exactly one baseball team, the San Diego Padres, in recognition of Dave Winfield.

And 31 years ago today Nixon announced that he was going to resign, which he formally did on August 9, 1974.

There are 31 flavors at Baskin Robbins, and precious little else to honor 31.

Anyway, Happy Birthday Veev.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Keglavithcher Rav said...

Happy Birthday

August 08, 2005 9:52 AM  
Blogger swiftthinker said...

Happy Birthday Veev. I meant to call and still will.

August 08, 2005 9:56 AM  
Blogger torontopearl said...

Canadian Birthday Greetings to you! ie. with the exchange, they should be worth more to you!

August 08, 2005 10:18 AM  
Blogger Lish the Fish said...

Happy Birthday Veev!!! Hope it's a great day even if it's a "nothing" birthday.

August 08, 2005 10:30 AM  
Blogger Gebrec said...

Happy B-day!!

August 08, 2005 10:59 AM  
Blogger Just Passing Through said...

Happy Birthday Veev!

August 08, 2005 11:19 AM  
Blogger AuntieLeez said...

Happy Birthday Sister

August 08, 2005 1:35 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

Thanks, all!

August 08, 2005 2:36 PM  
Blogger da shevster said...

happy birthday

August 08, 2005 4:57 PM  
Blogger rockofgalilee said...

pearl, with the exchange they are worth about 2/3.
If it were the other way around, you'd be getting a whole lot of birthday greetings.

August 09, 2005 1:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hb, v

August 09, 2005 3:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best regards from NY! »

April 26, 2007 7:57 PM  

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