Friday, April 26, 2013

31 Candles

When most people saw "Sixteen Candles," they probably thought to themselves; there is no way that Molly Ringwald's family forgot her birthday. I mean, that doesn't actually happen in real life, right? That was just a movie.

Wrong! It does happen. At least, it happens to me.

Today was my 31st birthday and while most of my Facebook friends who I barely even know wished me a happy birthday, a lot of other people who mattered the most, did not.

My family didn't wish me a happy bday. Heard nothing from any of my cousins, aunts or uncles. Sure, my family is at war right now with one another for reasons I can't even comprehend anymore, but I thought maybe, just maybe, a text message would be thrown my way. But nada.

Some of my best friends didn't even remember my birthday. I know I live 3,000 miles away from them now, but isn't that what Facebook is for? You mean to tell me they weren't on Facebook at all today?

Not to mention, I was with one of my best friend's last night who didn't mention a thing about my birthday. Not last night. Not today. Not at all.

And let's not forget the fact that my boyfriend is out at sea right now and I can't even spend the day with him.

Do people think that once you hit a certain age, it's okay to not wish someone a happy birthday? Or do the people in my life just suck?


2 comments:

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday! Get yourself some cupcakes, a drink and your favorite trashy, guilty pleasure movie.

I'm sorry those important to you forgot your birthday. That does hurt.

Best birthday wishes!

Cheers!

Steven Adams said...

Honestly I think it matters less as one gets older.