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Monday, 3 September 2007

Birthday musings

I woke on Saturday morning(ish) to discover that I was suddenly a year older. I wasn't consulted on this - I received no Windows-esque pop-ups asking if I wanted to add the extra year to my age now, or to re-boot and add it later. It's all rather rude, if you ask me.
Despite this unrequested age increment, I had a jolly good day. An 8-hour round trip to London might not be everyone's idea of a birthday lark, but there is something about mindlessly sitting there and watching the miles tick by that soothes my mind. This wasn't a spur-of-the-moment, reckless jaunt, by the way - we were off to see Prince. I couldn't honestly say that he's my absolute favourite artist, but it's mildly amusing to listen to the little pipsqueak banging on about how wonderful he is. Even better, I had the good fortune to be seated next to a madwoman. She danced like she was on the receiving end of some very high voltage, and was prepared to elbow anyone who got in her way. I began to feel that, even though I may be getting older, at least I am having a stab at maintaining some sort of dignity.
Now, if you'll excuse me, the fire brigade are at the door. Something about a cake fire raging out of control...


Telmis said...

It must be contagious .... the very next day ....!

Like vintage port - improving by the years!

Are use a classic virgo? All organised, control freaking and critic?

I can be at times .... but then again ....!

Viki Lane said...

Strange how there seem to be so many August/Spetember birthdays...I'm sure it's nothing to do with it being about 9 months after Christmas and New Year revelry...
I'm definitely critical, but my attempts at being organised always end in disaster and I'm too lazy to be a control freak.
I hope you had a lovely day, John.

Papoosue said...

Happy belated Birthday Viki!

Viki Lane said...

Thanks, Sue!

With thanks to Graeme