Sunday, February 22, 2009

The 38th February 22nd of My Life

What do these unfortunate folks have in common with me?
  • George Washington - first president of the USA
  • Lea Salonga - Filipina actress who has won prestigious awards in the USA and the UK for her musical work
  • Drew Barrymore - uber-cool chick who stays cool despite the roadblocks in her life
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay - one of my favorite American poets (My candle burns at both ends/It will not last the night/But ah, my friends, and oh, my foes/It gives a lovely light)
  • Dr. J (Julius Erving) - NBA player extraordinaire of his time
  • Steve Irwin - Australian personality who loved wildlife to a deathly extreme
  • Hans Klok - Dutch artist specializing in illusions
  • James Blunt - He's beautiful
  • Jenna Haze - Porn queen

If I really, really stretch my imagination, I can find some things I share with these personalities apart from being born on the same day of the same month. I'm quite good at stretching things, btw.

Traits I share (or don't share) with them in my mind?

  • I am the president of my own world.
  • I am Filipina.
  • I am cool (at least I think I am most of the time).
  • I write to express my feelings (though I don't show much of it online).
  • I play hard...if only I had the discipline to work just as hard.
  • I will never probably never love wildlife to the point where they could threaten my life. Especially if frogs are involved.
  • I (oh so damn willingly) fall prey to illusions.
  • Much of my life is beautiful...if you ignore the gory and pathetic parts.
  • I don't do porn. Well, not in public anyway. Sorry, guys (though you should be eternally thankful I don't). I save you thousands of dollars in therapy.

Starting another year in the life can be strange, lonely, and depressing. But looking at the bright side: I'm alive, in good health, and surrounded by the people I love and who love me just-because and in-spite-of. Not a bad deal at all. Nope, not at all, indeed. I'm so unbelievably and amazingly lucky in so many ways.

Whitey-tighties are sooooo sexy. :-P


Mimi Lenox said...

Standing. Pencil Skirt blowing in the wind. Rendering.

"Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Lizza. Happy birthday to you..."

Stepping down.

You are a special person with many gifts. We're lucky and blessed that you share them with us (thanks for not sharing the porn though....bwaahaahhaaa)

P.S. Check your email.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lizza - I am very glad I've met you although I've never met you and I have no objection at all that you've borrowed my undercrackers ....... just wash them before sending them back - thanks


Ian said...


I'm holding out for some of that private porn though. :-P

Happy to know you, and looking forward to whenever I can do that first Filipino book tour. :)

Happy birthday, Lizza. May the following year be your best ever.

Travis said...

Happy Birthday!

Terra Shield said...

Happy Birthday, Lizza! :)

Aunty Helpful Dictator said...

Happy Birthday... I'm just sorry you have to share it with James Blunt!

Photo Cache said...

And now I know why I drank to excess during my recent vacation----I was drinking for your 38th :) Wait till I tell my husband that :)

Hoped you have a great one, doh!

H said...

happy birthday lovely woman who blogs. :-)

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Mucho sorry for being late to the party. Did you save me any cake? Congrats on your Bloscar!

Just Women Online Shop said...

Ya, happy birthday...

Anonymous said...

sorry I missed your birthday sweetie. hope it's a fabulous year.

(better not visit my blog today - I'm talking about frogs)

Sidney said...

Is it still time to say Happy Birthday?
Belated or advanced... or both !

Mike said...

Happy birthday Lizza! I'll be 40 this year myself - ugh!