A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to do something special for my 34th birthday. Not because of the age, but because of the date. My 34th birthday will be on August 8, 2008: 08/08/08. It’s a fairly unique thing to be ale to celebrate on a day that repeats across the board like that (after all, only 12 days can claim that, and it only happens once every 100 years), and so I wanted to really mark the day.
I’ve been struggling with ideas as what to do for this “Big Event” though. Sure, that’s 2 years away, but I didn’t want to decide it all at the last minute. After all, I didn’t want to just do something “typical” like a dinner party or whatever. Since this is a special date, I wanted a special celebration.
Today, I think I finally decided what I want to do. I’m going on a cruise for my 34th birthday. Emily and I have been talking about going on one, since the other day when I won that 2-for-1 deal. She found a LA-to-Hawaii the other day that would be fun to do. So, yes. Two years gives me plenty of time to save up to go on a cruise; especially if I put most of my income tax refund next year into savings, instead of spending it on a new camera or whatever I was going to end up buying. And if I do decide on a cruise that ports out of LA, I can have a pre- (&/or post-) cruise party with my friends there as well. But, of course, all of my friends are invited to join me on whatever cruise this ends up being. The more friends I have with me, the better to celebrate the day, right?
Speaking of birthdays… I got a gift in the mail yesterday. Daria purchased a little something off my Amazon wish list: the New Kids videos on DVD. Hee!! That has been on my list since 2001, there’s always a place in my heart for NKOTB after all the teen years I spent in obsession over them. Ha. I spent part of last night watching the videos and reminiscing and laughing. I did make one surprising discovery though. In the video for “Step By Step”, Jordan is wearing a t-shirt with a kokopelli on it. I never noticed it when the video was originally out, mostly because at the time I had no idea what a kokopelli was. Six years ago, however, I had a kokopelli tattooed on my left calf, after several years of waiting to be sure I wanted that design. The kokopelli had become a personal symbol to me; representing the wandering minstrel, the gypsy soul I have within. It’s funny the little things you notice when you have a chance to reminisce.