16 hours ago
"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."
~ Anonymous (taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I am unworthy
I will start this by saying I am a complete asshole when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. I ROUTINELY forget important dates for people that I deeply love. This is probably one of my most shameful character flaws.
Well.. the most shameful character flaw that I am willing to post on my blog today.
Anyway, for some reason, that I cannot for the life of me understand, I have been blessed, gifted, overpaid, however you want to say it with AMAZING friends.
Case in point
Yesterday was my birthday. I was sitting at home feeling sorry for myself, when the doorbell rings and there is a flower delivery guy with a BEAUTIFUL vase full of pink flowers! AndreaN (you may remember her as beautiful Travel Girl from the Sacramento Zoo Zoom meet up this year!) sent me flowers for my birthday! Andrea is busy these days training for the Nike Women's Marathon. It will be her first full marathon. She is training with Team in Training (feel free to drop by and donate!)
Then, the mail comes and there is a package for me from my LA run buddy. She and her hubby (who is a hilarious comedian by the way) sent me froggy items (I am a bit of a frog collector. I know it very cliche for biology teachers but I just love them!) and a hilarious card with a very thoughtful handwritten message.
Then I go online to find all the Happy Birthday salutations from you all.
Like I said, I am unworthy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I am making a birthday resolution. Yes, I have made this resolution countless times before, but if I don't attempt to change the behavior, the behavior is guaranteed not to change. I have signed up for one of those online birthday reminder sites (birthdayalarm.com) It reminds you like 1 week before, 2 days before, and then the day of.
I will be better at this. I will be at least 1/2 the friend to my friends that they are to me.