Thursday, December 11, 2008

Join in my pity party

I came to a realization yesterday – I hate my birthday. To be more exact I hate the actual date, I would love my birthday if it was on any other day. My birthday is four days before Christmas and it doesn’t help that my brother’s is the day after Christmas.

In the past I have always swore up and down that it in no way bothered me that I had a birthday so close to Christmas, but the fact of the matter is I was in deep denial.

Even on my 21st birthday I claimed not to be upset about it despite the fact that instead of spending it getting drunk with a gaggle of my friends I was stuck taking a physical chemistry final at 7 o’crotch on the Friday night of finals week and all but two of my friends had all gone home for the holidays. Although, I did manage to thoroughly embarrass myself at my family dinner the next night, but that’s a story for another time.

I can literally count on one hand the number of enjoyable birthdays I’ve had since I’ve grown up and stopped asking for dolls every year. The problem is everybody always has plans or are just too busy to worship me for a night.

I wouldn’t mind so much if I didn’t absolutely LOVE my birthday! I love being the center of attention and getting free drinks and really any excuse to get my groove on. Is that so wrong?

This year my best friend will still be in bean town and I have a horrible feeling that everybody else already has plans. I’m tempted to stay home and pout, but instead I think I’ll man up and force my sister to watch every Christmas movie ever made with me (I haven’t told her of this plan yet, but the way I see it is it’s my birthday and people have to do what I tell them). Plus maybe that’s a better idea than making a spectacle of myself on the dance floor anyways. Meanwhile I’m buying myself a purty new dress to cheer me up.

26 comments:

wontletlifedefineme said...

You could always celebrate it on another day. That's what I usually do. My sister's birthday is two days before mine, and I share a birthday with my best friend. So to avoid conflicting party schedules we usually celebrate them a week or a few weeks apart.

rs27 said...

You could just change your birthday to another day.

May I suggest July 4th?

Kez said...

I reckon you should just celebrate on the same day of a different month!
I've always felt for my peeps who have birthdays on or around Christmas or New Years.
In no way do I ever want to have kids around that time or I'll feel guilty forever!!

Jay said...

Maybe go to another country where nobody gives a crap about Christmas? I hear Pakistan is decent this time of year. A humble plan B might be to drink at home by yourself, and record a video blog for us whilst in the throes of the drunkenness.

heatherdc said...

Yes! Dresses are always a good cheer up :) My cousin's birthday is ON christmas. I've always wondered how she really feels about that.

On another note, I hope you find some way to enjoy your birthday, because seriously, free drinks and crazy dance floor extravaganzas? Always worth it.

S. said...

My birthday is on September 11th if that makes you feel any better. I always get Awwww's and sad faces when I tell them.

On the other hand. I celebrate my birthday all month long. I highly recommend it!!

Elizabeth said...

My birthday is sometimes on Easter, my grandfather's is on Halloween, and my dad's is on New Years Day. These all call for fun times, but I can definitely see how it is a nuisance to be close to Christmas AND finals--gah.

emmysuh said...

That sucks. As a happily, holiday free birthday person, I THOROUGHLY enjoy being Worshipped for a day, a week, or two, if possible. I am far too much of an attention whore to stand for what you have to put up with!

Matt said...

rs27 is totally right.

Just change you're Birthday.

Easy fix.

I cant believe you havent done that yet.

notsojenny said...

i can't say i envy your birthdate either. i'm so glad i was not a dcember baby because i don't think i could handle it. but there's got to be a way to make it stand out... that's as far as i got with the idea

...and no one wants to hear this but your parents obviously liked to get it on at a certain time of year : )

Dingo said...

In the middle of exams and Christmas season? That's no birthday! Do your friends try to pawn of one gift as a birthday/Christmas present? I would put a stop to that immediately. And then change my birthday. Then again, if I were going to do all that, I'd probably shave a year or two off as well.

Kate said...

My Birthday is January 2nd. Yeah. Everyone and their dog is hung over. Add that to the fact that when my fiance died? The fricking WAKE was ON MY BIRTHDAY. I hate my birthday and have taken to celebrating my half birthday in June. It really is quite fun.

Megkathleen said...

Wontletlifedefineme - I've considered celebrating it on my half birthday before. I might start this year.

rs27 - That would be genius, except it's my kitty cat's birthday too and I wouldn't to share it with her.

Kez - What I should do is celebrate it on the same day every month! PERFECT!!

Jay - Your idea is winning out so far. I likey.

Heatherdc - Yes, dresses....and sweaters and jewelry and cds...I need to get a grip.

S - Oh, that is sad. I think you win this one.

Elizabeth - I think New Year's day would be worse, you'd always be hungover.

Emmysuh - I'm glad I'm not the only one who is an attention whore on their birthday. I feel less guilty about it now.

Matt - I know. What's wrong with me?

Notsojenny - I'll make it stand out by getting wasted by myself. FUN TIMES!

Dingo - I've been pretty ok about it b/c friends and fam are good about not combining presents or they at least ask before hand if I'll mind. Also, I've been shaving years off ever since I turned 25.

Megkathleen said...

Kate - OK, you win. I feel better now.

Giovanna Diaries said...

I say you start celebrating your 1/2 birthday then. June is great month for a party.

stealthnerd said...

I have this EXACT problem! New Year's Eve--come on! Y2K sucked for me--no one was allowed to come to my party that year. I had to resign myself to having parties w/my friends 2 weeks after the fact. I looove being the center of attention too so it's hard to hold out for the big party!

I actually made a Fbook group about this--based it off the Munkafust song "My birthday's near Christmas and it sucks" We would welcome another crappy bday person.

This year all I wanted for my birthday was to celebrate it on my 1/2--I wasn't allowed :(

Jessica said...

You should celebrate it sometime else! My mom has a December birthday, and when she was younger she used to celebrate it in the summer! Hope you end up having fun whatever you do though!

Bayjb said...

Ouch, christmas birthdays are always tough. I sympathize with you. You should celebrate your half birthday instead of the real one, gives you something to look forward to at another time of the year!

Kristen said...

That's my girl! Shopping is Always the answer. But you already knew that.

Happy almost birthday sweetness! Sorry the date sucks. And what's up with your brother trying to steal your thunder?

Natalie MacNeil said...

My birthday is January 7th and I was always angry at my friends who had birthdays in the summer so now I have two birthdays for myself -one on my birthday and one on my half birthday in July! I highly recommend it! Celebrating ourselves once a year just isn't enough ;)

little miss optimist said...

That does suck, but I agree with everyone else, celebrate a half birthday! =]

NeverSayDiet said...

ooh - the holiday b-day is tough. I never even thought about the finals thing. Here's to a wonderful celebration this year!!

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

I think you should celebrate on your half birthday!

surviving myself said...

Things are the best way to make yourself happy. That and alcohol.

...love Maegan said...

I'm sorry ...it's funny though because I am definitely trying to plan a pregnancy around things like this ...oh and around sign of people I don't get along with ...like my mother

Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays. sorry :)

stoogepie said...

Screw that! Tell Jesus to move his friggin birthday. He's eaten up for December long enough.

Or why not celebrate your the day you were conceived instead? You could call it something... appropriate. And, you know, since we all believe that life begins at conception, your birth is no big deal anyway. Your mother should celebrate that day, not you.

Also, Happy Birthday!