Friday, July 2, 2010

It's Friday Again. Funny How That Happens Every Seven Days

So, 36 years ago I was born in a hospital in Arlington, Texas. To all you youngins out there, birthdays become a lot less fantastic as you get older. I've said for a while now that I don't even think a birthday is giving credit in the right place. I pretty much had nothing to with being born. Today I even feel the urge to send my parents a thank you card. "Thanks for having sex, guys. 'Preciate ya!"

If nothing else, at least in my case, my birthday has become an anniversary of another kind. For a long while it has been more of a "Yay, I made it this many years and managed to not die in a horrible, fiery crash or succumb to illness!" The latter is especially true after the last year I've had (the former I feel most often when being a passenger in the car while child/friend/relative drives. Seriously bad drivers).

Plus, the older you get, the less your employer cares. I have to go to work today instead of sit around and think thankful thoughts of my dad's potent sperm and my mom's obliging egg. Do you ever consider what if YOUR egg had been ovulated out and some other egg got the brass ring instead? Okay, maybe it's just me.

On a different note, my new MS has had some interest. A couple of agents have asked to read it. I'm too nervous to be excited. They might pass on it, but at least it is catching people's eyes.

I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend!

39 comments:

Falen said...

i try to always to take my birthday off from work.

then again, i'll use any excuse not to work

Summer said...

heh heh...

Happy birthday. And happy holiday weekend! Hope you get the extra day off. :-)

Delia said...

Happy birthday to ya!

You know, I DO think about the whole egg not meeting sperm on that fateful day thing. It makes me feel better that I'm not the only one.

Good luck on your MS interest, too. Try not to chew your nails to little stumps.

Alleged Author said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! I am definitely happy you were born!
Many congratulations on the new ms getting a few reads!!! Are they partials? Fulls? Both? Even if they say no you still got reads and that's more than 3/4 of the authors trying!

Jaydee Morgan said...

Happy Birthday weekend!!!

aspiring_x said...

happy birthday!!!!
i've always thought as you do now. we don't celebrate being born, but surviving another year!

great news on the interest! we all think you're brilliant, and are excited some agents are seeing your potential too!

Palindrome said...

I usually take my bday off so I if I don't get anything...at least, I got the day off.

I turned 31 this year and for the life of me I can't remember what I did...oh yeah! Spent a ton of money and got a machete!! WOO-HOO!!

G.~ said...

Happy Birthday! And congratulations on your MS catching some attention and interest.

Jemi Fraser said...

Happy, happy birthday!! Enjoy the day - trying to avoid all thoughts of parental sex oughta help :)

Good luck with the ms - interest from agents is always good news!

The Words Crafter said...

Wait until you're 46...birthdays come so fast you feel like you're in a wind tunnel...and your face looks like it, too! (Just kidding) Happy Birthday and congratulations on the request!

maybe genius said...

Good luck, Christi! And Happy Birthday :)

Aubrie said...

Congrats on your manuscript requests and Happy Birthday!!! Very exciting :)

Kelly Dexter said...

Hope you've had a great birthday, and congrats on the requests!

She Writes said...

Happy Birthday to you :)! CONGRATS ON MS DEVELOPMENTS!
xxamy

DL Hammons said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! And congrats on the interest. :)

Terry Towery said...

Happy birthday! And huge congrats on getting some attention with the new MS. Let me know how it feels! :)

Olivia Herrell said...

Happy Birthday, Christi! We're just two days (and many years) apart. My birthday is on the 30th of June and I celebrate for the whole month...and continue in that vein until July 4th! Seems like as good a time as any to celebrate life.

Congratulations on the ms reads, that's big!

~Olivia

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Happy birthday, Christi! And woo-hoo for your new MS! That's awesome, and I will keep my fingers crossed for you. :-)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

My 8 day gauntlet has pretty much drained me, so this is the first time I've had enough free time to blog-surf.

You've changed the look of your blog. It looks great. And happy un-birthday -- you have more of them to celebrate.

The Chinese sages say we Westerners place too much emphasis on one day and not enough on all the rest.

And congratulations on those agents wanting to read your MS. Five months ago, three agents did the same. I'm still waiting. They all said to give them six months before responding. But waiting out this 6th month is maddening.

May you get great news much sooner from them all. Then, you'll get to pick and choose!

laughingwolf said...

belated yappy barfday, hope twas grand! :O lol

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