So, today I turned 36. Damn. I’m tripping out even typing that. I didn’t think I’d be where I am, or the person I am today many many moons ago when I thought about becoming an adult. I’m actually glad the way things have turned out for me honestly. Over the years friends have come, some have gone, and each day I strive to be a better person.
I thought about just how blessed I am this morning as I woke up an hour earlier than I was wanting to, but immediately opened up my birthday card that my dad and his wife had dropped off earlier in the week. That visit actually brought along thoughts that I’ll probably share on another post, but anyway I opened up the card and immediately felt the love. It was cool. Hell, it actually started after Mass last night when I opened my first present. It was George Strait’s Straight Out of the Box 2 CD boxset that my sibling gave me. For those that don’t know, King George is my all-time favorite country music artist so I tried my best to hold the real excitement of it all! Back to this morning though, after opening up my birthday card from dad, I made a quick playlist of songs some of my favorite artists, including Metallica, Pantera, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, George Strait, and of course Steel Panther! Then the real fun started! I got tweets and Facebook posts right after and thankfully they haven’t stopped since then. What’s even crazier is that my coworkers totally streamed out the cubicle I’m at this week and gave me a KICK ASS birthday basket full of some of the things I love!
I’ll tell you something, my friends. It’s good to feel loved by the people whom you love dearly, even if it is for one day. I think my 36th ranks right up there with last year with family in Vegas, my 31st when I threw myself a party at Peter Piper Pizza, got my name announced like a little kid (because it’s like Chuck E. Cheese’s… kids have their birthday parties there for those that don’t know what it is. LOL), then later on that evening we played a gig at our favorite bar to play at with family and friends around and had a great time. I think today is ranking right up there with them. Tonight we’re planning on going to our new favorite bar, to eat after that, then to my place to turn the party dial to a solid 11. I’m sure you’ll see some of it on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and/or Snapchat!
So here’s to another year, and here’s to making new friends here on WordPress as well!