Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

I turn 30 today. Holy Shit. I'm thirty. Remember the eighties, when that show "thirtysomething" was on? They were all so fucked up. I remember thinking how old they all looked. Shut up, I was like 12, so cut me some slack. Now I'm that thirtysomething. How am I celebrating, you ask? Nothing too crazy (see previous post on my drunken new years). Plus I have ebola. Now when I say ebola I don't mean the appendage falling off, bleeding out your eyeball ebola. More like a bad cold. Hell, it could be worse. I could be puking in a Mcdonalds parking lot after chemo.

I will celebrate my birthday. When I say celebrate, I don't mean the open lots of presents and eat a shitload of cake (although i do love me some cake) I mean celebrate as in v. To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing

I respect life a lot more than I did. I rejoice in every birthday I am blessed to count. I observe where I was and how far I've come.

Enough touchy feely crap. Pass the cake. And the sudafed.


David J. Hahn said...

Happy Birthday, Survivor.

Anonymous said...

So glad you are back. Happy Birthday to you. Your blog is an inspiration to all and this is coming from a person who doesn't have cancer. Take care

Amanda said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Love, AJ

Unknown said...

Just checking back, as I do now & then just in case, and lo and behold: more blogging! I was so excited that I thought it was time to come clean: I'm a friend of Chris', and have been reading every word of your blog from the beginning.

You're strong, smart, and f%#king hilarious. And beautiful. And an amazing writer. And--as cheesy a word as this is--truly inspiring, as a model of how to respond like an amazing, real human to one of the most terrifying things that could happen to someone. I can't begin to tell you how much I admire you, and how often you're in my thoughts, even though we've never met.

Anyway. Wanted to welcome you back, and de-lurk to sing your praises. Hope to meet you in person one of these days. And I with you the happiest, *healthiest*, healing-filled 2007.

love, chris' friend rachel.