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Tuesday, July 20, 2004
birthday spark
Today's spark: The most memorable birthday I had was...

When I turned [something like 10, I'm not sure], I had chickenpox. That alone would suck, having chickenpox on your birthday. But at the time, my brother was sick and in the hospital (pesky leukemia) and obviously it would be a very, very bad thing indeed had he caught the pox. So, I was staying with my grandmother (yeah, the one who has a problem with diversity), I had the chickenpox, my brother was in the hospital and my parents were with him (understandable). The sad thing is, there are pictures -- me, pox-ridden, with a cake and my grandmother. That was it.

The most memorable birthday I had which was a positive experience, was my most recent one. My bestest bud asked what I wanted to do, and I said that I wanted to go to a Warriors game. Good seats at an NBA game are not cheap, and we had good seats. I had never been to an NBA game before, although I am a huge sports fan. The best part was that it was just us, which, despite the fact she's my bestest bud, rarely happens. I can count on one hand the times we've hung out just the two of us (going to meetings, as she's also my boss, doesn't count), in the ten years we've known each other. It's just the way things work out, with families and what not (it should be noted that she has a kick ass partner, who is tied with Mel for smartest person I've ever known.)

My birthday falls at a crappy birthday time -- 5 days after Christmas -- so anytime I get/do something specifically for my birthday, it's memorable...and, save for the chickenpox year, not usually bad!


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