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And another year rolls around the bend...

It's amazing just how fast birthdays seem to come around these days. When I was young, it seemed like it would take an eternity for my birthday to arrive. So much anticipation, so much excitement. How amazing it seemed to finally be 11, instead of sorry old 10.

Now birthdays have kind of changed. Not as much excitement anymore. Every year I feel more... adult. I get more responsibilities - more stuff to handle. Last night I wound up driving over 100 miles before I could even start packing. Had to pick up my mother from the hospital (yet another surgery), drive her home back to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, drive our homekeeper back to her home near Kings Plaza, and then all the way back to my place in the Upper West Side. A tired man I was.

I miss the carefree pizazz of the good old days.

My birthday is tomorrow, and I'll be celebrating it in San Jose. Tomorrow night, I get a special treat - I will be giving my first ever keynote speech at SM Odyssey's Folsom Fringe event. And, I'll be sharing the podium with lolitasir, which just seems so right and natural. I think it will be a great speech - I hope they like it.

On Sunday, I'll be at the grandpapa of all street fairs, the Folsom Street Fair. Good luck trying to find me amongst the other 300,000 or so people who will also be looking to be found. Happy hunting.


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Sep. 27th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
Happy Early Birthday
Sep. 27th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
About the birthdays: pace yourself, it gets worse. :-) And happy birthday tomorrow.

Hope you have a great time at Folsom--come back and regale us with stories!
Sep. 27th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
happy (almost) birthday!
Sep. 27th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Sep. 27th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
Happy B-Day
Sep. 27th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, big guy. We'll catch up when you get back.
Sep. 27th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
I have not yet begun to pack! But the laundry's done!
Sep. 27th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
Happy early birthday!! Congratulations on the keynote speech. From what I hear, you are definitely keynote caliber. I may not see you first at Folsom, but I am way easy to spot in a crowd. It would be nice to see your smiling face.
Sep. 27th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
Happy early birthday! What a great honor, doing the keynote. I think as you take some time to reflect (as it seems that you're doing) around your birthday, you should make some room to reflect on your accomplishments as well.

And don't forget - birthdays aren't just for you. They're a chance for your friends to celebrate you, and having you in our lives. We'll (as in you and I and others) celebrate with some fun next weekend. In the meantime, enjoy your trip!
Sep. 27th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's awesome! Have a fabulous trip and a splendid birthday. I'm sure you'll find a way to stand out from the crowd on Sunday. ;) Bring back stories of your adventures.
Sep. 27th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, darlin'.
Sep. 27th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday
On my way to NC for the flea but I wanted to make sure that I wished you a good birthdy. I know what you mean about birthdays, but have a good one. I miss you, hopefully I get to see you soon. Tell Lolita I said hi.
Sep. 27th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
We're old, aren't we.....
Sep. 28th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday *hugs and kisses*
Sep. 28th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! I'm glad you reached it, and may u have many more. And come wake us up again anytime : ) Wow, you're far away now... weren't you just here? :) Have a GREAT TIME OUT THERE! Cheers,---me---
Sep. 28th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
well I certainly hope to run into you at the fair! Any particular plans while in my town?

And happy birthday, of course.
Sep. 28th, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Sep. 28th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
Sep. 28th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
I hope that even though you're feeling the pressure of being an "adult", you can still have lots of fun celebrating your birthday. After all, it's not just about how old you're turning - it's a celebration of being alive. (:


p.s. I live in SF now, so if you want to meet up at all while you're out here, give me a call. My # is on my facebook page.
Sep. 30th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday
Happy happy birthday! I know you will be great at FF! I wish I were there to hear the both of you! May your new year be filled with laughter and joy.
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