12 August 2007

another year arrives

I turned 33 yesterday. Still a young man I am. A few people were surprised. Many expected me to be in my late-30s. I'm not surprised. Looking at my usually worn and tired face, I don't blame them for thinking me older. I also take it as a compliment knowing I'm seen as someone who knows and has done a bit more than that boy down the road. With that, I say thanks from the bottom of my shallow heart (shallow only because of my age, not my superficial need of owning my umpteen pair of Crocs!)

My birthday came round this year not with bells and whistles but with a dose of what needs to be done for me to grow a little wiser and play a little smarter. Past birthdays, and parties, have always left a bittersweet feeling. I used to ask why I bother throwing parties and celebrating. Always very hesitant but went ahead with it. The next couple of days after would see me wallow and question nearly everything that hadn't even happened yet. Yup, I was that kinda guy. Never completely happy to simply enjoy the coming of the years.

That's why this year was surprisingly different. No worries, no questions. The same friends and a few new ones. A fabulous dinner with a bellydancer and lots of whiskey manipulating my every move on the dancefloor. Doesn't sound very different from past years. However, it was and is.

I'm still a bitch. So, I've been told. But I don't care anymore. Work is great, friends even greater. Why on earth should I be worrying about things like boyfriends and money? That's a question not worth thinking and mulling over.

I had a fabulous party. I mentioned that, didn't I? Two great shows coming up. And very possibly a trip to Cambodia by year's end.

Lots of stuff to look forward to.


Rafleesia said...

Party every year like you're Lissa Yeoh, that's my new motto. Who cares if we dance like idiots at an SPG bar full of white men? Whiskey or nay, there's fun to be had. I think your birthday confirmed that I can really have fun without pulling. Have a great year my love...I reckon from now on, it just gets better :)

wmw said...

Came over from Ravenous Rabbit's blog to leave you another message(left one there for you as well!). Happy Belated Birthday. Yes, I admit I expected you to be in your late 30s! Hahaha...Just as I am! Anyway, at whatever age just like raflessia said, it just gets better!

ravenfiend said...

happy belated birthday babe! i still love you the way you are. looking forward to your shows.