You know you are old

I am having one of those days.

They come once a year and suddenly you are showered with love and lots of wishes, I hear people refer to them as birthdays. Well, happy freaking birthday to me!

So, what’s got me into this mood?

  1. I’m stuck writing the final chapter of Earth! It’s the fifth revision and I am stuck!
  2. I’m eager to get back on the road.
  3. For some reason, I just don’t want to believe that people are too busy and cannot write “Happy Birthday,” but simply opt for “HBD”, I mean, it’s the thought that counts right?

Do not judge a book by its cover, let me tell you what I really like about today:

  1. It’s my birthday!
  2. I have made it thus far and I’m in good health, plus the exercises I have been doing are paying off, especially that wall-sit!
  3. Mom’s got dinner planned (just like when we were kids 🙂 and I can finally have chapati made by her!
  4. Three great friends have bought me books and you know me and books, I’d pick them over any conversation or party!
  5. It is International Women’s Day meaning that this day is special not only because I was born, but the fact that I was born female and am heading into my womanhood just serves as a reminder of how great life is!
  6. It is one of my favorite Writer’s birthday too: Mr. Valerio Massimo Manfredi. Love love love him! Have you watched the film, The last legion? It was released in 2007, but forget that film- he wrote that book, The Alexander Trilogy, Tower, and a lot more historic books.
  7. I get to switch off my phone and read “Vienna Blood” by Frank Tallis as I sip my third cup of tea!
  8. My throat infection cleared up, well mostly, and I can meet Grumpy for coffee, it’s been a while.
  9. Roses and Lies- that novella I hinted about (on the right side bar) is coming along great. Release date: Friday 11 March 2016.
  10. All’s well  that ends well.

Like my friend Grace says, you know you are old when the stuff you are grateful for outweighs the stuff that bugs you. Well, I am 99% grateful, but oh, that 1% is doing a number on me– especially the whole “HBD” thing, really, people, really?

HBD could mean a lot of things:

  • Hot black dude
  • Hot black dress
  • Heavy blue dryer
  • Happy big date
  • He’s bored dude!
  • Harry Bill Dick
  • Henry Bob Dylan
  • He bought drugs

Seriously, “HBD?” get it off my facebook wall…people, give this Writer a break!

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