So, as the more astute of you may already be aware, my 23rd Birthday is rapidly approaching. At the end of this week, I will have to try to remember to tell people I’m 23 instead of 22. On the subject of whether I have converted birthdays to my calendar yet, no. The calendar does not officially begin to take effect until 188.8.131.52, and it is only 1.3.3.-1 today, so realistically, the old farmer’s calendar still applies. If I were going to convert, (which incidentally, I just did for the first time) I would find that my birthday is 4.3.3.-29, which means that I will be 28 new years old on Thursday and 23 farmer years onld on Friday. Weird. That they would happen to fall so close together, I mean.
Anyway, my birthday is coming up (one way or another) at the end of this week. I would have said something sooner, but it didn’t occur to me that it was coming up so quickly until Friday, when someone mentioned that they had ordered something for me for my birthday and it had not yet arrived. Looks like I’m back to my old habit of missing important calendar dates until they are right upon me. A couple years ago, I didn’t realize Christmas was coming up until December 23rd, and I had to run around pretty crazy-like to be ready in time. Last year I overcompensated, started too early, and ran out of steam before Christmas arrived.
Where was I? Oh right. My birthday. I don’t currently have any plans for celebrating my birthday. Last year I had a crazy party that I was pretty happy with at the time, but looking back on it, there was something that happened there that reminds me of what I am missing, and I don’t think I want to try that again without her. I have been working on my Amazon.com wish list lately. Originally, I was just doing it to remind myself of things I wanted to buy (I have a horrible habit of forgetting what I wanted to buy. I’ll see a book or a DVD or a CD and want it but not have the money, or want a lower price, and then forget that I wanted it. So then when I’m at a store that’s having a big DVD sale, and I look to see if any of the DVDs I want are on sale, I can either look at every single DVD or have a list of DVDs to check for good prices. The latter, of course, is more convenient and leads to fewer impulse-buys. It is, of course, impossible if I never make the list. Thus, the Wish List.), but now I’m going to let you look at it.
I have had trouble in the past with people wanting to spend money on me, and me being resistant to it. In order to allow people to at least spend money on me to buy the things I would buy for myself (if the money were there), I provide access to this list of things I wanted to buy for myself anyway. I am in a unique position, finally, of not having enough money to buy everything I want. This is due mostly to my ex-roommate Woody (whose phone has recently disconnected, leaving me no way to contact him to attempt to recover the $2359.32 he owes me) not covering his rent and utilities while we lived in the same house. So, I’m about $2300 behind on personal spending and debt management, and there are plenty of little things I haven’t been buying lately.
So, my advice to you is this: Ignore my birthday and get on with your lives. If you find yourself unable to do so, browse my Amazon Wish list, (I recommend sorting by price; it throws a bunch of paperback books to the top) and then go find these things for a better price in a store near you. Or make your own random decision about what I might want; there’s so much stuff I can’t remember wanting, you’ll probably be right, anyway. Just thought I’d try to help out.