Monday, September 07, 2009

TBWCYL Day 249 - It's the End of the World as we know it...

The scenario for yesterday's task was this: The world is about to end. Only Book readers have been made aware and thus, you can now live the last day of your life. Don't tell others as it will cause panic.

Now, this is some heavy knowledge, and as I am writing this today (like I was going to waste my last day writing a blog) it appears The Book was wrong. None the less, I think if I had died yesterday it wouldn't have been the worst day to have died on. In fact, it would have been highly ironic. For you see, yesterday was my 27Th Birthday.

Turning 27 was no large feat. I don't even think I will remember that it happened with any real clarity. I both love and hate birthdays because it is a small celebration of another year and it can also remind you that you are closer to dying. So, how did I spend my last day on Earth?

I woke up at 6 a.m. and attempted to regain my slumber but was unsuccessful. I spent time with my wife and parents and my mother cooked breakfast that reminded me of all the past scrambled eggs, bacon, and biscuits that for some reason I can never recreate at home.

I joined my wife and a friend to take in "The Time Traveller's Wife" at the local theatre here. Say what you will but I love romantic "chick flicks" and when you add the combination of time travel and Rachel McAdam's it doesn't hurt.

After the film, we headed back home for what can only be described as a Wonder Frog lunch in the grandest fashion. Mix my mother, a pot of black eyed peas, a honey glazed ham and cornbread and you have a meal that will leave you swollen of the belly and the heart. My mother doesn't cook much but she will for me and I love her for it. The piece de resistance was my favorite cake in the world, Pineapple Upside down Cake. She uses the shredded pineapple instead of the circles and it caramelizes into something akin to nirvana.

I also snuck in some time for reading and finished "A Wolf at the Table". If I was going to die I wasn't leaving a book unfinished.

After dinner, my wife joined a group of friends and family and hit a local dive bar to see a performance by Darius Rucker aka Hootie from Hootie and the Blowfish. My home town is small enough that this isn't a normal stop for larger name performances but it was a hell of a show and since it coincided with my birthday visit, I thought it would be a fun thing to do.

We got home just before midnight and my wife and I held each other waiting for the end. When it didn't happen and midnight struck we were so relieved I even got a little birthday lovin'.

I don't think 10 or even 5 years ago that if you asked me what I would do if I knew I would die tomorrow that this would be what I would have said. I guess age and priorities really do adjust you. I think the only thing I didn't do was read a comic book. That would have been icing on the cake.

That is all,

Newt

9 Ripples in the pond:

Lizz said...

Happy late birthday! I'm glad you also enjoyed your last day on Earth!

Simon said...

I’m pleased to hear your birthday, even if it was an anticlimax. I should have remembered too – TGWTPT mentioned it in her blog, but of course I forgot, what with all the excitement about alien abduction and so on.

Simon said...

Er… that should have read ‘I’m pleased to hear your birthday went well…’, by the way.

Soda and Candy said...

Happy birthday! I know, everything after 25 is a bit of an anti-climax isn't it?

That lunch sounds just about perfect... mmm ham...

: )

ladytruth said...

What? After 25 the anti-climax comes? I'm not having a birthday next year, Christmas better just come 2 then.

But happy belated birthday, dear froggy friend! Glad the world didn't end and that we are all in the wonderful world of the living ;)

King of New York Hacks said...

I USE an alien calendar ...and if Doctor Who is right...hmmm...yup, still five.

the girl with the pink teacup said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Twinity.

Your present is in the post...

Trinity said...

All, thanks for the birthday wishes. I appreciate the kind thoughts.

Soda and Candy: Yes, it is a disappointing ride after 25. Once you get that insurance discount things just don't seem to get much sweeter.

KoNYH: Good. I should get me one of those so I can remain eternally 8.

GWPTC: You shouldn't have.

Girl Interrupted said...

Glad you had a nice birthday and lived to blog the tale :)