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Denver, Colorado, United States
i'm 33. i live with my husband, baby daughter 2 dogs and 1 kitty. i'm a chemical engineer with an MBA and work in technical sales. i tend to bite off more than i *think* i can chew and end up with a full bulging mouth for awhile before i can finally swallow. i thrive in chaos, but strive for order.


it's my birthday and i'll snooze if i want to

so this is the first time i've ever gone to work on my birthday. and i'm not thrilled about it.

growing up, a summer birthday always guaranteed that i wouldn't have to go to school.

when i entered the work force, i couldn't bear to give up my free birthday days. for 3 years i was able to take a personal day or, ahem, call in sick. then last year it fell on a sunday (which was also fathers day, but that's a WHOLE other story for another day).

this year my vacation is all wrapped up in the 2 week cayman island vacay i have planned for august. (which i'm not complaining about at all - although a rant about only having 2 freakin' weeks of vacation a year will probably show up on this blog in the near future). and i already took a (legimitate) sick day last monday, so..

do adults play down their birthday because they really don't care, or because they think they should? everyone must get a little twinge of excitement on their birthday - why squeltch it?

i know getting older is a little depressing (HELLO late twenties here!). and i can't tell my boss "um, i don't really want to complete this report for you today, because it's my birthday and well, i just don't feel like it".

even though getting older isn't a picnic, your birthday is still your day and you should milk it for all it's worth. when else can you get a free dessert?

so happy birthday to me

and may the rest of my quickly dwindling 20's slow down so i can enjoy them!


  1. Happy Birthday!

    I always try to play hooky on or at least for part of my b-day.

    Have a great day!

  2. From one engineering woman to another:


  3. I think I will always be thrilled and expect great things on my birthday. Sometimes, that ends up with me being disappointed (especially during the Bill years), but I definitely still have that, "It's my birthday; treat me nice" aura going on. And that's what birthdays are for!

    Hope it was a good one!

  4. Happy Birthday (Belated)!

    I still do a 30-day countdown to let everyone know that my birthday is coming. I used to take the day off too (May 1) but now I horde my vacation time for hiking trips in the fall :-D

  5. Sorry this is late but Happy Birthday - everyone deserves something special on your big day.