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9/06/2008

Out of gas

Last night, as I wrote this, I was tired. Out of gas. Completely. I can remember when I would work until 3 in the morning and be back to work at 8:30 because I didn't want to give 'em the overtime back. And I felt fine doing it.

Yesterday morning I got into work at 6. I left work at 8 yesterday evening. A longish day, yes, but I used to do that kind of day standing on my head.

Apparently, no more.

On Monday, the calendar of my life flips over into another year. 63. How the hell did that number get to be so big?

I can remember a time when I was sure - I was totally convinced - I would not live to see 31. I don't know why I had picked out that number as the largest I would get to, but I did. I've lived a whole 'nuther 31 since I made it to my magic number. Monday will be the 32nd anniversary of my 31st birthday.

I am started on my 3rd 31.

I wonder what won't be working on my 93rd birthday.

31 comments:

Jientje said...

Hey now now?
!!!
;-)

Shadow said...

that's a long day for a friday! you should have started your birthday party yesterday, right through the weekend ending in a quiet celebration on monday, cause monday is monday... ha, yeah, that's also something i would have done a coupla years ago... let me tell you i'm glad you made your 2nd 31. wouldn't have wanted to miss all this here...

Myst_72 said...

well, I can't wait til Monday to comment so...
Hope you are all rested up now for the big day!

G
xx

Audubon Ron said...

Did you just have a birthday?

Well, anyway, Happy Bday.

calicobebop said...

Happy early birthday! You know, I used to think the same thing - that I'd never reach 30 years old! Best wishes for the next 31!

warriorwoman said...

Happy Birthday Lou

Patsy said...

I won't be around on Monday so I'm sending you a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY today. What will you be doing on your 93 birthday --- entertaining the rest of us with your wit and wisdom. And I'll be right here at 90 taking in each word. {Yeah, it is harder to keep up the pace now than it used to be :( }

Rebecca said...

I can't do that kind of day now, at 33. :)

Christy said...

I hope you're sleeping in this weekend, being good to yourself....

We need you.

moneythoughts said...

What you wrote reminded me of that line, "if I knew I was going to live so long I would have taken better care of myself."

I think a lot of young men of our generation thought about their own mortality, and gave themselves low numbers just in case they did not make it to the higher ones.

Have a happy birthday. If my math is right, that makes you 1945. One of my brothers was born in 1945, and he is 63 also. And he loves computers.

Take care and be well.

Hyphen Mama said...

Happy (almost) Birthday!

Maybe you can rest up this weekend? Sleep late. Go to bed early?

Melissa said...

First of all...happy bday. :)


Just keep in mind that as long as that number keeps increasing, you're in good shape. It's when it stops that you have a problem.

redchair said...

Hi Lou,
Sounds like you’re a little blue? Birthdays do it to all of us. We’re happy to have lived so long- yet there’s a little forlorn when the memories of all the years and people we knew trace back through our mind. That feeling will pass. You know that.

I have no doubt everything will be working on you at 93!
Vikki

Jientje said...

Sorry, wrong words.
Got to get some rest now.

Disturbed Stranger said...

You definitely need to relax and treat yourself to something special!

Happy Birthday...

Sandy C. said...

Good grief! I used to work 12 hour shifts, and they we're brutal in my twenties!

I hope you're taking it easy and resting this weekend when you can.

You're incredibly sharp and sweet. You are only as old as you feel. And in my book, you're still 31 :)

Happy soon-to-be Birthday!

Tash said...

Think you should get some rest this weekend and let me do the celebrating for you. I have another friend whose birthday is tomorrow and one on Monday so we've been doing the "birthweekend" thing.

Thankfully I have Stinker and a friend here today and tonight so I have an excuse for not calling my liver out for overtime tonight. Last night was rough enough and will be at the beach on Sunday to celebrate some more. SO I will raise a toast to you my friend.

Here's to your 3rd 31 - may it be as interesting and fulfilling as I suspect your first 2 31s were. And may all your important parts continue working throughout!

Tight hugs!

Jientje said...

You are what you are in your mind.
Pick the most beautiful time of your life, and celebrate your birthday there.
I want to hug you to pieces, but I won't. I'm too worried about the pieces!!

LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!
Enjoy your birthday Lou, and try to steal an extra day or two.
You never know when they come in handy? Right? Hehehehe, I'm just teasing you!

Bee said...

I chose 46 as the age I'd not live to see and now I'm 51. I wonder why we did that??

Tara R. said...

Happy Birthday, or anniversary a little early. Next month I'm celebrating the 17th anniversary of my 29th birthday. Funny how when we're very young we are adamant about adding those 1/2th and 1/4th to our age, but now we won't add that new year until the very day. I keep telling myself I'm looking forward to 50... maybe in the next four years I can convince myself that's actually true.

Joyce-Anne said...

Wow! Those hours are killers. I know, my husband works similar shifts. I'm more concerned with the fact you seem melancholy. Try to take it easy and think of all the positive things in your life. You are funny, sweet and kind loved by many - including me.

sheasy said...

Happy Birthday! Get some sleep, girl.... you've earned it!

Eric S. said...

I'll be around on Monday to wish you happy b-day. It's probably best not to think about what wont be working at 93, instead think about what will be working.

Good night fellow Virgo, Yes mine was last week 2nd. now I'm a big 42.

LceeL said...

EVERYBODY (except sheasy): I spent 20 minutes working on comment replies up to and including Joyce-Anne (I love you, too.) but Blogger decided to eat it. So, please, just let me say you guys make me feel like I'm on top of the world. I love and care abot you all - every. single. one.

sheasy: No boobs (to speak of) and no hoo hoo. Boy person. It's okay though - in my next life Iwant to come back as a woman. Just don't ask why.

LceeL said...

eric s: Thanks boy. I CAN call you boy.

Nicole said...

31 sure is an odd number.
I'm looking forward to read what's not gonna work on you 93rd birthday though ;)
Take it easy and next time,just do the rest another day ;)

Emily/Randomability said...

My Grandma made it to 93... Barely though.

Happy Birthday!!

maggie's mind said...

Happy early birthday! I cannot imagine working that many hours, and I'm still in my 30's, so I probably have no excuse. ;)

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Happy birthday you young Whelp! You aren't old until you give up and croak.

Ash said...

Yes, where does the endurance go???

;) I was noticing yesterday that I can't eat green chile the way I used to. I mean, I still eat it, but zowie, it doesn't let me forget til it's gone!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Heh heh! Your third 31. You sound like a hard worker.