Tuesday, June 05, 2007

and the world just happens

A couple of family members who I happen to live with forgot my birthday was imminent. One them only remembered 8 hours before the clock ticked over midnight because the one family member that did remember asked if they remembered.

The fact that I forgot my birthday was coming too is quite irrelevent.

The only way to sing in such a birthday is to go and harass online roleplayers while in a mildly intoxicated state until 3 in the morning. Far more entertaining than it sounds.

Last year, I was proud to turn 25. It's a nice shiny number, 25, and a big number at that. Look how long I've hung around this Earth, 25 years, remarkable!

This year, not so much.

I am 26 years old and I still live with my parents, in the same room I spent the first 18 years of my life. I have a university degree that is useless, and a job that does nothing, goes nowhere, provides me with no skills I can apply elsewhere, and is neither challenging or stimulating. I don't have a significant other of any description, or children, or the potential for either on the horizon. I haven't seen the world, I haven't changed the world, I have achieved nothing of significance and I STILL HAVEN'T FINISHED WRITING A BOOK. ANY FUCKING BOOK.

The cake was nice though.

14 comments:

  1. Well, Happy Birthday anyways!

    In light of this post I think I'm going to skip my birthday this year. Doesn't sound like it's worth it.

    Haha, I like the idea of harassing online people while drunk though. That does sound fun.

    Have some more cake. *hug*

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  2. Whatchoo talkin' about, Selena? You just moved out of home, score one Selena!

    I was kinda hoping to pick up on the harassing again tonight, alas, no one has come out to play.

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  3. >I don't have a significant other of any description, or children, or the potential for either on the horizon. I haven't seen the world, I haven't changed the world, I have achieved nothing of significance and I STILL HAVEN'T FINISHED WRITING A BOOK. ANY FUCKING BOOK.<

    Well, I've travelled a fair bit, but otherwise, SNAP! And I'm 41.

    Happy birthday!

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  4. Chris, having more years than me means you're older, wiser, and less likely to mope about like Hamlet.


    At least, I hope so. Oh please say it is so.


    Thanks, guys. : )

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  5. I still <3 you, Tess.

    Happy birthday. *smooch*

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  6. It is so. :)

    Definitely older. Maybe just a little wiser. And my moments of Hamlet-like moping have dwindled with age.

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  7. Um...I still live in the house where I grew up. I moved out of my room and into my mom's room a couple of weeks ago (you know, the one next to the bathroom? the "good" room? yeah, only took me 8 years).

    No kids. Don't even have a job to bitch about right now. But I finally have a relationship, and I've got enough stoopid happy to share, so here (*pushes some over*), have some.

    Love you :) Happy birthday!

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  8. Happy Birthday, Tessa.

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  9. You have friends who care about you, a way with words most people could only dream of having, several published short stories, enough income to be able to travel and buy books, and a mind capable not only of surviving university, but of walking away from it with a degree. (In addition to this you also have bouts of enough emo-angst to humble a dozen teenage livejournalers, which is no mean feat!) ;)

    *hugs*

    And happy birthday. *sends such happy vibes as he has to share across to ocean*

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  10. Ahaa! Aanimal, that just cracked me up!

    Thanks guys. :)

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  11. at least you got cake ;)

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  12. /belated birthday greetings

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  13. come visit me in taiwan! that'll knock out at least one of those things.

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  14. Anonymous16/6/07 11:15

    Hey Tess. It's Donna (from Canberra). How are you going?
    I haven't published a book yet either. And as I'm still working on my MS(s)...I haven't conquered the world either. Or changed it. Actually I haven't even discussed it at length.

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