Note to Self

Today is my birthday.

To commemorate this day and my various accomplishments over the past few years (had two babies, became an insomniac, ended a long career, gave up a monthly paycheck, moved out of the city and an apartment that I loved, got married, became seriously unemployed, moved to the other side of the world, started eating my way through Asia, acquired a golf cart, lost all my friends, was late for an important deadline, and took up blogging) I am going to eat a pint of Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream and leave you with these immortal words:

"I'm not perfect, I'm not an angel, but I try to live a certain way because it brings honour and respect to my mother. I tell people that when they look at me, they're looking at nothing but a big, overgrown, tough mama's boy. That's who I am."


Mariecel said...

Happy belated birthday =)
Your story sounds eerily familiar to mine - only I moved to Germany, have two more kids than you and am slowly eating my way through Europe. And I do not have a golf cart. And I don't love my former city of residence as much as I did the condo we lived in.
I hope you enjoyed your birthday weekend. Btw - I tagged you:

American Girl in the UK said...

Happy Birthday, Stepford Wifey!
I miss you, girl. And you are still my hero...

Anonymous said...

Happy belated B-day!
Feliz Cumpleanos!
You are amazing, talented, funny, and hot! I've got a good bottle of Malbec sitting on my counter. I am, as we speak, opening this fine Argentine bottle of vino, I am now pouring it in one of my finest wine glasses (Tiffany & Co.) and right about now I am having a drink-- Yum. A toast: To you, to all that you are, and what's to come. Cheers! From Saggy mom

Imogen Lamport said...

Wow - we have the same birthday!

I moved to the UK from Australia and felt like a complete fish out of water. Different sense of humour, different culture. Living in the UK made me appreciate Australia all the more.

Hope you find some friends very soon!