So, I turned 27 years old today. Happy birthday to me.
It started off with a fire alarm at 8 AM, but other than that it was mostly a good day. My parents sent me cookies, Twizzlers, and coupons, and even my sister gave me a call. I even got a surprise bag of donuts.
As most people who know me know, my birthday always brings me anxiety. It only comes once a year and then it’s gone. 364 days until I am special again. It’s also a symbol that yes, that number’s only going up, but I have to just remind myself that it’s a good day, a happy day, just for me. It also helps that tomorrow is my lunar birthday, so that kind of softens the blow going from balloons and singing to…nothing. Here’s another thing about me: I love it when people sing me the birthday song on my birthday.
It also helps to know that although I’ve probably had more memorable birthdays than this one, I’ve undoubtedly had much, much worse ones.
What I do know:
Today, I am having a happy birthday. I am so glad that I am alive, healthy, and independent. I am safe, and I am free. Those are the best gifts I could ever receive.
But enough sappy stuff.
I spent much of my morning watching videos that make me laugh and smile, so in addition to ones I’ve already shared, here are the top five videos that will fill your birthday with laughter and happiness.
Top Five Videos that Make Me Happy
5. Clueless as performed by the Golden Girls.
4. Wanda Sykes goes skiing.
3. Rosie O’Donnell and Bea Arthur singing the Maude theme song.
2. Ellen DeGeneres and her cubicle.
1. Aliens singing the birthday song.
Oh, and a bonus video, of course.
I just imagine Celine is singing right to me.