Saturday, June 16, 2007

Oh, no. It's My Birthday.

By the time he was 33, Nicolae Carpathia (the anti-hero* of the Left Behind novels) was the former President of Romania and had just been elected as Secretary General of the United Nations, making him the all-powerful leader of the known universe.** I don't even have a job.

Anyway, I'm doing something low-key. I'm spending the day going for a hike and then some friends are taking me out to dinner tonight. I told them I wanted to "acknowledge" my birthday, more than "celebrate" it just yet. I'll save that for when I find gainful employment and then throw a big combination birthday/housewarming bash. Hopefully I can do that before Christmas...

Thirty-three. Wow. Now I feel old.

* "Anti-hero" usually means "unlikely hero," someone who is heroic without the usual muscly/brave/endowed with super-powers set of attributes, but Carpathia turns out to be the Antichrist so I thought it sounded better. It's my birthday, I can use poetic license, leave me alone.

** You didn't realize the UN was that powerful did you? Evangelicals do. You thought President Bush didn't like working with the UN before he invaded Iraq just because he was stubborn?

14 comments:

Quinn said...

If it makes you feel better, I'll always be 6 months older than you.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Andy! It's my huband's birthday, too. He's 39 today. And this is his *first* 39th birthday! ;-)

We're going to the Indigo Girls concert at the Alladin Theater. It's sold out. Yes, we have connections. :-)

And today we traipsed all over Mt. Tabor. It was our first time there, and we didn't know there weren't any *signs* anywhere....we got lost of course! Fun.

Hope you enjoy your day!

Elizabeth said...

*husband's* not huband's....I was so busy correcting it from husbands (because I only have one) that I missed that...

Mark G. said...

Happy birthday!!

BTW, Grandma Moses didn't start painting until she was seventy or so. There's no rush for fame or fortune.

Jeremiah Andrews said...

Happy Birthday Andy.

Cheerio
Jeremy

Gino said...

happy birthday,andy!

33,eh?
just a kid.

Jade said...

:) Happy Birthday!
(((Andy)))

Jess said...

Happy Birthday! (a little late)

Jim Tucker said...

I just turned 33 today myself. Yes, it is a bummer.

Andy said...

Fr. Jim: I forgot you and I were a day apart!

little-cicero said...

Happy Birthday!

Really, as it relates to your purpose, your age is rather meaningless. Your purpose in life is to love your fellow human being, and that is what you are doing. Anything more that you are told to expect is ultimately nonsense of the egotistical variety.

Jarred said...

Happy belated birthday.

The Law Fairy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Isn't 33 supposed to be one of those symbolic numbers that's somehow magically linked to 9/11? Guess you've got about a year to think about it now :D

Anthony said...

Likewise, a belated happy birthday - and don't bemoan your age, I'm still there and seem to be coping.

Besides, '74 was clearly an excellent year.