Weekly Shocks' Blog

It’s my birthday. Um, yay, I guess?


So, today’s my birthday. Oh, you forgot, huh? That’s OK. No really, no worries. It’s cool that you didn’t get me anything. No biggie. Really, it’s fine. I’ll just go sob quietly into my pillow, heartbroken and miserable, moaning softly about how unloved and unwanted I am. You big jerk.

I’m honestly not all that gung-ho about my birthday. This is partly because everyone else in my family has theirs in February, so by the time mine rolls around in late March, I’m kind of burnt out on hearing “Happy Birthday” warbled off-key over a cake that has been set on fire. (Let’s face it, the birthday cake tradition is a totally weird, if tasty one.) I also find the whole celebration of one’s arrival into the world a little embarrassing and gratuitous – I just can’t bring myself to demand that my friends and family make that big a deal over the anniversary of a day I don’t even remember. (And thank God, because I can’t imagine the day was really all that great anyway. I mean, I was shoved out of my mom’s very warm and cozy womb, slapped around for a bit, severed from my life-giving placenta, and introduced to my very embittered and jealous older sister. How is this supposed to be a good thing?) Plus, I’m in the middle of those weird, awkward years after 21 but before 30 during which time birthdays don’t really signify all that much except a chance to go out and get smashed for marginally less money and shame than usual.  Besides, ever since VirtualCrack.com has been shut down, no one ever manages to get me anything I really want anyway.  I honestly don’t mean to be a grump about it or anything and certainly don’t begrudge anyone else for their epic and wild birthday smashes. It’s just not for me. I’m too big an introverted goofball.

This year, my birthday happens to coincide with the start of Daylight Savings here in the UK, which is frankly just great – one less hour to worry about. Why can’t all my birthdays be only 23 hours long? Or less, for that matter.

One more non-birthday related note: I’ve updated my About Me page to include an email address for those of you who would like to send me coupons for discounted plumbing equipment, profanity-laced rants, Viagra offers, or anything else not really applicable to this blog. Have at it and enjoy.


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  1. * alantru says:

    You’re not a grump about it. Happy Birthday.

    Posted 9 years ago
  2. Happy birthday! See you soon!

    Posted 9 years ago
  3. * rollsettravel says:

    May I suggest celebrating the moment of conception. If done properly, the conception that is; everybody was probably having a much better time! Happy Birthday. A.J.

    Posted 9 years ago
  4. * nahgems says:

    Damn. Not only did I forget to get you a present, I didn’t even wish you a happy birthday on the correct day. Happy belated birthday? I hope your leftover slightly stale cake is still yummy.

    Posted 9 years ago
  5. * WeeklyShocks says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!

    Posted 9 years ago

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