And in case I didn't mention it, my birthday is in two more days.
I've been planning out what to do on the day of my birth. I was born very early in the morning, and hopefully my mother will not be making good on her long-standing threat to phone me at the specific time, a la City Slickers. She's been saying she would since 1991 when the movie came out. So far, she's always fallen asleep before the golden hour.
Fun fact: Jayne Meadows was the voice of Mitch's mother in that movie. Did you know she was also married to Steven Allen?
I took Thursday and Friday off from work. Growing up, big tests were always scheduled right around my birthday. In college, it was always semi-finals. A few years ago I decided I never wanted to get up early on my birthday again so now I always take the day off. (It goes without saying that I also don't want to work on my birthday.) Last year when I turned 40 I took the whole week off.
The plan for my birthday is to sleep in. Then I'm going to get up and indulge in a big ol' plate of eggs benedict. I make an excellent eggs benedict.
Next I may go to the zoo. I was definitely going to go to the zoo, then I found out that the Annual Squishing of the Squash is on Friday. Except that (a) it's at 10:30 a.m., (b) there will likely be lots of
Zoo grounds are open until 5:00 p.m. so getting there in the afternoon would perfect for the next part of the agenda: Sushi!! I realized I could again go to one of my favorite sushi places over in Beaverton for my birthday dinner. This will probably be solo; I tend to like solitude on my birthday. I ponder what I will do with myself for the next year, much more so than I do for New Year's Eve. My work schedule has made New Year's pretty much a null holiday for me. Besides, it makes more sense to contemplate your life on the anniversary of your birth, rather than on New Year's. Unless your birthday is on New Year's.
Speaking of birthdays, mine is this Thursday!
Likely I will take my sushi home with me to keep me company while I watch my latest DVD of Midsomer Murders. I do love a good death to counteract a birthday.
What is your must-do on your birthday?