BirthdayJoe

Well, it is my birthday again. Time to reflect on what I have accomplished over the last year and ponder where I am headed. I guess that my birthday is a trigger to thinking about the past for me and I get really bogged down thinking about all of the cakes that have been baked in my honor. This is the hardest thing about growing up… All of the remembering that you can do…

Look at this kid. he is so freaking cute… He is me… I was such a cute little chipmunk. Look at my little chipmunk hands and my chipmunk feet… Freaking cute (seeing as how I remember nothing from being that person, I don’t feel it is vein to say this). That is what I looked like when I was three years old… I bet I was a holy terror, I don’t remember… Doesn’t that cake look good? Look at that frosting… Mmmmm… I can imagine just planting my face right in the middle of that chocolate masterpiece… I am sure that I ate ice cream. I have always loved ice cream.

That is my father, Howard, handing his third and final child his birthday cake on his third birthday. He was only a few years older than I am right now… How did he do that? How is that mathematically possible? I wish he could hand me my cake tonight… Will my kid say that someday? Am I ever going to grow up? Do I want to? These along with ten thousand others are all questions that I should be asking myself on my birthday, but my gift to myself is that I am not going to think ask any of them. I am going to see the world through the eyes of this cute little chipmunk boy… Three… Twenty-eight… It’s all the same anyway… Right?

  1. jj
    Aug 02, 2005

    You made me cry.
    Happy Birhtday, friend.

    jj

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  2. CC
    Aug 02, 2005

    me too. I am bawling.
    Happy Birthday, love.

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  3. David
    Aug 02, 2005

    Happy Birthday Baby Leo Chipmunk from the other side of the ocean. We’re all thinking about you and sending love and ice cream. What would we do without you?

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  4. Hank
    Aug 02, 2005

    Happy birthday, Joe! Hey, you’re a grown up now. Get yourself a cake of your own:)

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  5. Tobi
    Aug 02, 2005

    Happy Birthday Master Jedi.

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  6. Holly
    Aug 05, 2005

    Happy Birthday Joe!
    Sorry it’s late!

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