The Year of the Basketball

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Today, I turn twenty-three years old. That might just be my second-favorite number, right behind sweet sixteen. Of course, I always associate twenty-three with Michael Jordan, so I've dubbed this entry and the next 365 days "the year of the basketball." Hopefully, that doesn't actually mean anything, as I haven't been within ten feet of a basketball since my days as a cheerleader.

Anyway, what's a good birthday without a good list? Not very good at all, precious. So here are twenty-three highlights from the last year as captured at Rachelskirts.com:

  1. I became an old lady. »
  2. I started working at my church. »
  3. My mom and I started our "Friday night date" tradition, which entails eating Panera for dinner and watching either Gilmore Girls or What Not to Wear and scarfing down a pint of ice cream. »
  4. I fell in love with Panera Kyle. »
  5. I noticed that most of my personality was shaped by Calvin and Hobbes. (Note: This entry is by far the most popular thing ever posted on my site, due entirely to the fact that I mentioned Bill Watterson in the title. Notice that the last comment on there was by a lady who wanted me to give her and her son Bill Watterson's contact information. No way! I kidnapped him first!) »
  6. I posted a really scary picture of my face, which later became the profile picture on this site. »
  7. I was an extra for a commercial. »
  8. I adopted a sock monkey. »
  9. I went to therapy and hated it. »
  10. I fell in love with Cute Tuesday Boy. »
  11. You named my sock monkey Juan Pedro. »
  12. I took my mom to see Wicked. »
  13. My brother and I celebrated a "snow day" by making snow goons on the porch. »
  14. I did not shave my legs for a month. »
  15. I played N64 with Juan Pedro. »
  16. I posted my first (and only, so far) video blog entry. »
  17. I bought a bazillion books at the library, many of which you recommended. »
  18. I shared with you just how awesome my dad can be. »
  19. I saw Dave Brubeck in concert. »
  20. You named my fish Timmy Venture. »
  21. I started waking up at 5:30 a.m. just to catch the sunrise. »
  22. I went on a crazy road trip to Milwaukee with my family, which I still haven't finished writing about. »
  23. I realized that this "getting older" thing wasn't so bad after all. Not yet, anyway. »

Joel

Joel

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

(and please just pretend those caps are dropped a point size and spaced a little)

What a great time of year for it, too. Hopefully you're still tselebrating!

Scrangie

Scrangie

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan m

susan m

oh dear, I'm a week late! I'm sorry! But it sounds like you had a lovely birthday -- and if this year is anything like the last one, it will be marvelous!!

Happy Belated!

xoxoxoxo

S-

Jeff

Jeff

Dang! I missed your birthday! Well, happy birthday. I've missed a lot, I'm sure since the last time I visited "Skirtsville." Anyway...That was a nice list. And from someone who has grown "really old," growing older is a blessing in a lot of ways. First of all, consider the alternative. Well, yes, heaven. But besides that. And you get to remember all the stuff you've seen in your life. Unless you get so old that you can't remember stuff. But I haven't reached that yet, so I can remember stuff like the first moon landing, the first computers, vinyl records, 8-track tapes, (stop laughing), etc. I've seen technology go so far. I remember thinking that cds would never become obsolete. Pft! Just think of what you will see, should you live as long as I have. And I'm only a little more than twice as old as you...

Blessings, Miss Skirts!