Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Birthday to...

Me.  It is once again my 22nd birthday, one which I never tire of celebrating.  I began celebrating my 22nd birthday on January 29, 1997, and have done so ever since.  (True story: in 1999, my students brought me a cake with 22 candles on it, which they did again in 2000 and 2001.  Those kids.)

Though clearly my birthday is the most important one celebrated today, there are others who are celebrating today as well.  If you look closely, you will see a uniting theme betwixt myself and all of the celebrities who share my day:

1. Adam Lambert

You might think Adam and I share amazing charisma, or a penchant for black nail polish.  True.  More importantly, we share truly magnificent, inexplicable bangs:

2. Oprah Winfrey

Like Oprah, I am a successful woman of color who has made it in a man's world.  Okay, I'm not in a "man's world," since 99% of my co-workers are female.  "Successful" might also be a stretch, seeing as how I routinely go weeks without checking my mail.  I am a woman, though, and "Caucasian" is a color, right?

3. Tom Selleck

Like Mr. Selleck, I have wavered between full commitment to my mustache and just wanting to cut it off and be taken seriously for a change.  Tom, keep fighting.  It's worth it.

4. Jonny Lang, Andrew Keegan, Sara Gilbert, Heather Graham, Greg Louganis, Teresa Teng, Ann Jillian, Katharine Ross, John Forsythe, Victor Mature, W. C. Fields, and assassinated president William McKinley also share this birthday.  Like me, most of them remember the '70's fondly.  Those who don't I'm sure would have enjoyed it.

So there it is, friends, proof of my greatness.  For, as the great W.C. Fields once said, "Madam, you may be drunk, but when you're ugly things go to pot.  Bleah."

Have a good weekend!


Jill said...

Happy Birthday, Deb! Hope you have a wonderful day and an even more wonderful weekend!!!!!
I am going to play around with your background soon, I promise! :)

Kristina P. said...

Happy birthday, Deb! Some day, we will finally meet!

Boy Mom said...

You're my favorite celebrity.

Happy Birthday!

I'm glad I virtually know you!

Josmery said...

happy birthday! :D

Joanna said...

Love you.