Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Don't Think of Yourself in 'Those Terms'

Okay, it's the big day. You know that big day. The one that comes around annually. The one that when you're young you hope someone - anyone - will remember, but as the years go by you pray everyone will forget. Which has to be a lie because here I am.

My friend Cadence gave me a gift certificate to this really cool site - Decalgirl They sell 'skins' for your computer to personalize and beautify it. Last year I bought 'Hal' an image of the computer on 2001 - A Space Oddysey? Now, I'm trying to decide between these three. What do you think?

Cool pixies

Aah, my colors

Awesome, Saturn up close and...

Aren't they beautiful? I may have to have two.

A friend of mine used to say, when someone asked her how old she was, "I don't think of myself in those terms..." I've always loved that. The older I get the more I view birthdays as a new chance to get it right, to enjoy the magical mystery of what's ahead.

Here are some fun quotes about birthdays:
"For weeks I've been telling him not to buy anything for my birthday, and he still forgot to bring me something. Tanya Noe.  (Tell me you haven't done that or heard it. ;))

"As one cat said to another: Birthdays are like fur balls 0 the more you have, the more you gag."
Maria Morgan. Unless you think about the alternative, Maria.

"Gray hair is God's graffiti." Bill Cosby. (Don't you just love Bill's humor.)

"Women, don't get a tattoo. That butterfly looks great on your breast when you're twenty or thirty, but when you get to seventy, it stretches into a condor. Billy Elmer (Just when I was considering it...)

"I was going to take you out to lunch on your birthday but you already are." Ouch, that hits home. 

Do you have any favorite jokes or birthday stories? How you look at birthdays? Were you one of those who made fun of your parents when they were in their thirties?


6 comments:

Dale Mayer said...

Hi Marley,

First off - Happy Birthday!

Second, I adore these skins. What the heck, if you're gonna have two, go for gold and get all three! I've been on the site this morning and looking for myself - or should I say drooling!!!

May have to ask for one for my own birthday gift!

Thanks for showing these and love the quotes. The tattoo quote is the best. lol

Dale

Bill Kirton said...

I think if I had one of those skins, I'd spend even more time looking at them than working. So maybe I should get one - it would suit my idleness.

Hey Marley, it's your birthday, get all three and have a great day. But don't get the butterfly tattoo - or if you do, be selective about where you put it.

Marley Delarose, Author said...

That' my favorite too, Dale. I can spend all day - no - I did spend all day looking at them to widdle down to these three and one called the Dark Fairy. Something for everyone there.

Marley Delarose, Author said...

Thanks, Bill. That's good advice. I was thinking ankle but even they spread out sometimes. Maybe big toe, back of the neck, eh?

Bill Kirton said...

I wouldn't dream of getting into any anatomical discussions with you, Marley.

Marley Delarose, Author said...

I might disagree but then I'd end up like that last quote. OTL I will have to explore the alternatives though. Oh, speaking of alternatives - temporary tattoos!!