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Anticlimax As Motivation Killer

Epiphany.

You're deathmarching out the final stages of a project, you're sacrificing your mind and body and sanity. You're burning midnight oil, both ends of the candle, your family and friends haven't seen you in a while.

You're wrecked. Can you get it done? So close, so close... strength is failing, can we get over the line?

And - you do!

You get it done!

I Hate Birthdays

On Tynan

Continuing with the theme of weird things about me that could possibly point to some psychological conditions - I hate birthdays. Rest assured that it's not my birthday. I wanted to write this on my birthday, but instead I waited some amount of time so that no one would know when it is.

Yeah, that's right. I don't tell people when my birthday is. My family knows, since they were intimately involved in the event we're supposed to celebrate, but very few of my friends know. Kristen bribed me by making me a really cool clay rock for my fish tank, so I told her. The only two friends who called were Nicole and Nick, both of which I would have thought would never call. I've seen Nicole once in the past two years, and Nick has been in Pennsylvania for quite some time.

I don't know exactly what it is about birthdays. I just don't like people making a big deal out of it. I hate getting birthday presents (along with Christmas presents), and I hate it when people wish me a happy birthday. All these family members and Nick and Nicole called, and I ignored all of their calls. I didn't call them back either.

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