Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's my birthday today.

31. Whoa.

I'm no longer 30. There's something admittedly glamorous about 30. (Probably only to those of us who have been 30.) But 31? Now I'm "in my 30's". How old is Brandi, one might ask. Hmm, I don't know, I think she's in her 30's. People know for sure when you're just 30. But once you get into your 30's, they no longer possess the ability to know exactly which age you are. Now you're just in there somewhere. Probably not 35 yet, but 31, 32...something like that.

You know what I'm talking about.

It's really just my age and doesn't define who I am. I'm not ashamed to tell people I'm 31, mostly because I love the reaction when they think I'm lying. It's probably easier for me since I really don't look my age, and that's a good thing. It's actually a fabulous thing. The part that bothers me is when I start thinking about it. I turned 21 an entire decade ago. I graduated from high school 13 years ago. That's a whole teenager! I'm closer to 40 than I am to 20. It's a bit hard to believe.

Just so that life is keeping it real for me today, I had what some people might refer to as a "senior moment". Nick decided to ride to work with me today since we were leaving at the same time, so we back out of the driveway and are about a block down the street when I realized I had to make a u-turn and head back home. I had left the house with my house shoes on.


Laurie said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!! I hope you have some fabulous plans!!
and LMBO about the house shoes!! only because I'm sure I've done something like that and if I were a mere 31 I'd probably remember it :)

TammyB said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Brandi,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!

...........and many more!!!!!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Brandi!!

I hate the moments when I realize how much older I am than someone. Like the HS student I hired part-time yesterday and he was born the year after I graduated from HS and he is 18. *sigh*

jrodp50 said...

Happy Birthday Beaner

{S} said...

Happy Birthday!! leaving the house in your slippers.... welcome to middle aged! :~O

J/K I hope you had a wonderful day!

Sherri said...

oh puuullllzzzz, don't YOU start talking about age!! ha ha
but you are showing signs of A.G.E. since you wore your house shoes to work.

Steven said...

In the twenties, there never seemed to be an issue with saying exactly where you were in the twenties. But you're right. Once you hit 31, you begin to hit the 'something' years. For the next decade, you will be 30-something. Me, I'm 40-something. And I'll be 40-something for the next fifteen years or so :)