May 10, 2004

We’re gonna have a party party

Filed under: General Me — tomemos @ 5:03 pm

It’s my birthday today! If you forgot, here’s the perfect opportunity to cover that up. Just phone me or e-mail me or put a happy comment on this entry.

Thoughts on being 23: A Masonic age. An in-between year, kind of non-descript. Like 22, 23 seems younger than 21. 24, on the other hand, seems very old, the true start of the mid-twenties. On the other hand, a classmate of mine told me today that 23 was a very good year for her. Guess we’ll see.

This is the first birthday that I’m milking for not one, but two (two and a half, really) birthday parties. This last weekend I went back to Berkeley and had a joint birthday dinner with my dad, then a joint birthday party with Devin. This weekend I’m throwing a picnic followed by a bunch of drinking.

I know there’s nothing very exciting in these pithy observations. But all I know is: I love my birthday.



  1. “And hit him with a banjo!”

    You’re lucky, Tom. You have a place to rant about your weird ideas about ages. People look at me weird when I stand on a soap box by Ashby station, spreading my theory about how 24 is a wonderfully asymetrical, ax-shaped, tetris block age.

    “You can hit him in the groin with a banjo!”

    Comment by Pat K. — May 10, 2004 @ 7:23 pm

  2. I already gave you a present. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?!?!

    Comment by kindle — May 11, 2004 @ 7:45 am

  3. I wrote a song!

    A SONG, Tom!

    Masonic… hadn’t thought of that…


    PS Karen, do i owe you a song? I forget if i gave you one for your birthday.

    Comment by Brian — May 11, 2004 @ 8:33 pm

  4. I get a song? ME WANTEE SONG!!

    Comment by kindle — May 12, 2004 @ 3:20 pm

  5. Happy f-in’ b’day! as a gift, I uploaded an mp3 for you of the greatest song you’ve never heard (if you have heard it, you don’t get a stinkin gift, so you’d better not have heard it) (and, I admit, it’s not much of a gift, but spreading the gospel of music [as opposed, naturally, to the music of gospel] is a gift, right? right?!). Check it out – light3k.mp3 at:

    you gotta tell me how 23 turns out. I’m scared…


    Comment by not-drew — May 12, 2004 @ 6:35 pm

  6. Happy belated birthday.

    Comment by Andrew — May 20, 2004 @ 7:02 pm

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