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36 cycles around the sun....

Wow... made it another year. Today has been a great day. It's unusually warm. I got a surprise call from my train buddy. Got another surprise call from France. Got a call from my sister!

I'm growing up. I'm getting better at being good. Good daughter, good sister, good friend.

Oh, this life is a difficult and mysterious thing. Everyone is fighting a terrible battle. But I'm learning to have a good attitude despite it all. Learning to be patient....

I'm not like other people. I'm so looking forward to old age! This "youthism" in American culture is not a good thing IMNSHO. Old age is where it's at. Wisdom and wonder. Experience. Each birthday is an accomplishment to me. Not only have I survived (which gets trickier & trickier every year, it seems), but I've now got 36 years of life under my belt. I *know* stuff. I've *been* places. I've *done* things. I've lived it.

So bring on the grey hairs! I've earned every last one of those suckers. I'm a-gonna wear them with PRIDE.

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jennlyle
Nov. 7th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
I'm told 36 is a great year/age too! So enjoy it!
pamc
Nov. 11th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
THX!!! Although, I have to admit, 4 years to forty is kinda freaking me out... where has the time gone?!?
jennlyle
Nov. 11th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
No idea... though I'm totally with you on the looking forward to aging.
theidolhands
Nov. 8th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
That's a great attitude!

Now if only we can get that more into the culture.

pamc
Nov. 11th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
It's coming... the pendulum always swings.
dim_stars
Nov. 8th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
36 sounds like a lovely year! :)

I switched journals, and I think I lost you in the process. do you mind adding me? ( I was mikhail-tal before).
pamc
Nov. 11th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Added!!
miss_adventure
Nov. 8th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!

I've been going grey since my teens. I now have full-on silver-white Bride of Frankenstein stripes, and I love them. Some goth chicks have to bleach streaks into their hair. We get it naturally. [grin]
pamc
Nov. 11th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
thx!
Me too: I found my first grey when I was 15. I was *hoping* I'd be salt & pepper like my Dad was at 30, or full silver, like my Aunt Virginia (on my mother's side), but no such luck....


I am such a weirdo.



And I love being a weirdo. That's why people fear me ;)

Edited at 2009-11-11 01:10 am (UTC)
varushka
Nov. 8th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated! Thirty-six ain't old!
pamc
Nov. 11th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
I'm looking *forward* to old! Life begins at 50, as far as I'm concerned... ;D
limen
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
GREY PRIDE, Sista! ;-)
pamc
Nov. 11th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
Love it!!!
djmermaid
Nov. 14th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
happy birthday! I wandered in here via a comment you made in Lee H's journal... I wanted to see if you were writing about vogueing. (it's one of my favorite dance forms.) ;-)

and instead I find someone who is wise and fascinating, so I wish you happy birthday!
pamc
Nov. 14th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
*bows* Thanks, and welcome!!!
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