Thursday, October 12, 2006

Old and boring

No late-night partying for me, nor the anticipation of many shot-glasses of peach schnapps (ever since that evening I had one gin and tonic and spent the following hour in the toilet). Nope.

For my birthday, my mum gave me "lucky" money in a red packet, and The Little Madam has been her gorgeous self. The boy has either forgotten, or is waiting for the arrival of a secret shipment of something mostly useless but geeky and expensive. Or perhaps he has finally accepted that I'm a practical woman with simple tastes, and just want to be taken out to lunch in the weekend.

The radio is tuned to an easy-listening channel, and I'm not even bothered by the fact that I haven't heard a song yet which was recorded later than about 1990.

The haircut I got last Saturday is, despite my hairdresser's protests to the contrary, mumsy. It's short and low maintenance and you will never see it on a twenty-something.

On the other hand, it's not often that on the day of my birthday (being Spring) the weather doesn't resemble a backdrop to The Tempest.

So I'm thankful I can be comfortably boring on a warm and sunny day.

10 comments:

happy and blue 2 said...

Happy Birthday. Hope my post didn't depress you, ha,ha..

And I hope you get a really cool gift from your husband..

Angela said...

Happy birthday! We are only as old as we feel and at the rate I am going I will never grow up. Hope you don't either.

Make Tea Not War said...

Happy birthday Violet. Hope you get a good present too. I wish I could think of something witty to say but I, alas, am too old and boring & also very tired. I blame child rearing and age for that.

flying kiwi said...

Happy birthday Violet! mwa mwa mwa

Lumpyheadsmom said...

Happy Birthday!

Violet said...

happyandblue2: he's not my husband - we live in sin >:-)
And yes, he got me a nice present. It was a DVD of the US version of The Office, and a cookbook of gourmet recipes for the culinarily-challenged.

angela: I'm not like you. I feel so old sometimes. And then I look in the mirror and I look old too <:-(

mtnw: you're not old and boring. At least, not compared to me.

flying kiwi and lumpyheadsmom: thanks - luv ya!

Cathi said...

Happy Birthday Violet, and welcome to 42, the meaning of Life

Nigel Patel said...

Happy Birthday!
It's snowing like crazy here so at least you're not getting that on your birthday.

And there's a lot to be said for living in "sin".

Violet said...

cathi: y'know, at my age I could legally go drinking at a bar with a guy half my age ;-)

nigel: yeah the weather's been mostly great for the last few days. I may be wrong, but I get the impression that living together is a lot less prevalent in the States than it is in NZ. I wonder whether it's a puritanism thing?

Nigel Patel said...

Well, we are the most pious First World Nation. More religious than Italy, Ireland and Israel. Possibly even combined.
Don't be fooled though, we're big cohabitators here, we're just really judgemental.