Monday, October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013 Daybook

I turned 40 today. When I was a child, I considered 40 old. Not just old, but O-O-O-O-L-L-D-D!! Ancient. Stone age! Lol. I do feel elderly and aged some days. I wonder how I will feel 10 years from now.

This (at right) was me at approx. 2 years and 9 months old. I'd like to think I was a bit of a tomboy firecracker but more than anything I remember being shy and wary and feeling as if I was always doing the wrong things. I look at this photo and think, "Oh, the stories I would tell you if I could, kid."

Unlike my younger self, I am less apologetic these days. Age does have its advantages ya?

We celebrated my birthday a day early with lunch yesterday at a local Asian fusion restaurant. Cake was tiramisu from my favorite grocery store. My gift: cash for new clothes. I like practical gifts.

Recording for posterity:

A habit I've picked up from nowhere: Fresh flowers every few days for my kitchen countertop. Wasn't much of a flower lover previously.
Reading: William Buck's Mahabharata.
TV series I'm addicted to: ABC's Revenge with Emily VanCamp and CW's Beauty and the Beast with Kristin Kreuk.
Surprise, surprise: My chocaholic tendencies have diminished somewhat. Ten years ago, I would never have believed this could happen.
Songs I currently enjoy: Barfi! tracks and light rock tunes by The Kinks (e.g. Lola and Sunny Afternoon).

Some inspiration old and new:
How I'm spending my day so far:
  • Blogging (lol)
  • Cursing and then fixing my printer's network connection: it suddenly stopped working this morning!
  • Clearing up yard debris from last night's winds. There's almost always crazy weather during my birthday, no matter where I've lived! Kiddo thinks it's only because I'm more observant of the weather every birthday lol.


  1. Happy birthday! It's good to be less apologetic :)

    I'm glad you had a lovely lunch out and hope the rest of your birthday was just as great!

  2. Happy Birthday!!

    I turn 40 next year, so I am right up there with you LOL. I am also less apologetic lately which I am really enjoying. I used to be so worried about everything, but I find with age I am less like that. As for chocolate, my need for it is still going strong. :)

    It sounds like you had a lovely celebration, and I hope you have a lovely year.

  3. Happy Birthday! You're almost a Halloween baby. Did you feel the urge to dress up as a Tardis? Or a Sonic Screwdriver?

    My current cinema is Whitechapel. RPJ is almost as cute as DT. Almost.

  4. I hope you had an awesome birthday! I turn 45 this year and I'm not sure how I feel about that. :) Oh, and I love Revenge too!

  5. Aww, thank you so much guys! So happy to read all your comments. Hugs!

    Sheila, I really liked him in 39 Steps. :) But as cute as DT? NO way! :)

  6. Happy Birthday, Suji! That photo of you is just too cute!

    1. Many, many thanks N! My cute days are sadly over. Sigh. (wink)

  7. Ha ha. Note the "almost." I haven't seen 39 Steps. I gravitated to him after my other boyfriend - Matthew McFayden as Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice - got carb face in recent years and I got very shallow. RPJ is still pretty trim.

    Can't believe I'm going to say this but I think I'm going to miss Matt Smith. He's grown into that role in ways I never thought he would have. He's quite good now. Boy, I am the Qualifier Queen, aren't I?

    1. Hee hee. You are right...I missed that "almost". Oh I still think McFayden charming. Recently caught him in Ripper Street...that guy is versatile! I know what you mean by Matt. He does make a good Doctor now. I was upset about DT leaving but I think MS did the role justice after all. But I still prefer seeing DT on DW merchandise at Barnes and Noble instead of Matt. There will always be only one Doctor for me.

  8. Happy Birthday Suji! 40 seems young to me since I've passed the milestone. I love not being as apologetic as I mature too. Life is short! Love the baby picture. You look spunky and sharp!

    1. Thank you M! I like spunky and sharp lol. Glad you think so!


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