Today is my birthday.
Birthdays that fall in the murky days right after Xmas and right before New Years are usually forgotten in the rush and that’s actually always worked out for me because parties terrify me. But if you’d like to help me celebrate my birthday there is something you can get me.
For my birthday, I’d like you to pretend it’s your birthday too. And for our birthday you should go out and do something great for yourself.
Take a long walk. Buy a new book for you or someone you love. Reach out to a friend to tell them you’re thinking about them. Take a hot bath. Drive somewhere you always wanted to go. Get that thing you’ve been thinking about for a year but always put off. Adopt a new pet. Rent that movie you loved watching with your parents and watch it with your kids. Write a poem. Plan a vacation. Find a magical death sword and use it to conquer the dark lord. Anoint your allies with the blood of oppressors. Invent a new color. Eat a bunch of dirt. Play a game. Make a pie. Whatever sounds good to you, basically.
And then come back here and tell me what wonderful thing you did that you wouldn’t have done otherwise.
Or don’t. After all, it’s your birthday too.
As for me, I’m starting the day watching instagram videos of Phineas the Cat, who is totally me when I’m trying not to act like I’m drunk and it makes me look way drunker. I super love him:
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Anyone sick of seeing Phin running up to his meals yet? 😸 #phineasthecat ———————————————————————— For those new friends who don't know Phin very well yet, he has a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. This means that the part of his brain that coordinates movement never fully developed. He's not in any pain, and he won't get worse over time, though there also aren't any treatments that would help him. He had a difficult time getting enough food in his system as a kitten, experiencing Fading kitten syndrome, but his foster mom, @fosterkittys , nurtured him with a lot of love and care, and he was able to grow into the wonderful cat he is now. 😻 Phin adapts to his condition by walking with his paws a bit wider, leaning against the wall for support, and using claws to climb up and down things. Phin is a very happy kitty who loves playing with his siblings (Tyrion the cat, and Holly the Airedale Terrier), eating meals and treats, and cuddling with his parents. 😻 ———————————————————————— #phineasthecat #dinnerischaos #loudestcatever #cerebellarhypoplasia #chcatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #orangecats #adoptaspecialneedspet #wobblycats #phinstagram #thedodo
Happy birthday, everyone.