- Try to find ways to enjoy the most quietest and loneliest birthday ever.
- Just sit and sulk happily for the whole day without being disturbed.
- No job, no party, no cake - so no cake smashing too (thank God for small mercies) - and all this translates to no spending money! Yay yay! WINK!!
- Use your bad mood as an excuse for not cooking the whole day and use up all the left-overs from the fridge.
- Keep staring at the beach and behave like you're brooding over something meaningful and serious.
- Make a fuss, throw a tantrum, and tell everyone who cares to listen that the lack of company is driving you crazy.
- Answer all phone calls and emails non-enthusiastically triggering off the panic button in all your well-wishers.
- Secretly enjoy the many birthday wishes that keep coming your way through the day while behaving like your birthday is no big deal since you're getting old anyway.
- Raid the house of unsuspecting in-laws on the pretext of helping them with downloading the pictures of their grandchildren and let your daughter slip in that it's your birthday today.
- Sit on their computer downloading Picassa, Chrome, Skype and everything else you can while mom-in-law tries to make your day much more special by stirring up a kheer quick and yummy!
- Mutter a shy 'thank you, you didn't have to do this...' but enjoy the kheer anyway.
- Write nasty emails at the end of the day to friends who forgot to wish you and make them feel guilty for the rest of the year.
- Threaten whoever called you that you'll send headless horseman after them if they don't send a nice gift (wrapped in glittering pink giftwrapper with prominent red hearts and a flashy red ribbon) by speed post.
- Drift off into a dreamy sleep feeling elated and satisfied about the number of calls you received through the day - the more the number of calls, the more people love you and care about you!
- Now, do away with all the bad thoughts and ONLY think about people who care for you rather than those who deliberately hurt.
- And finally, fall asleep feeling very very contented with life!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Things you can do when you turn 35
I just figured out that turning 35 isn't that bad after all. For one, it's not an everyday affair. Moreover, it has its own set of advantages I feel. Well, in my case at least there were quite a few benefits. Like figuring out and listing the top most interesting things one can do on one's special day, for instance. And here goes my list!