I don’t really like my birthday too much. Well, let me rephrase that. I like it. I don’t really put much emphasis on it, though. It’s not that I have anything against getting older or anything. It’s just that when it’s your birthday, people pay a LOT of attention to you. There’s a lot of text messages and Facebook wall posts and phone calls. To be quite honest, I don’t like that much attention.
Now, I could go off on a lengthy explanation of how that’s a weird thing because I run a blog that I actively try to promote and blah blah blah, but it’s true. I don’t really enjoy having attention drawn to myself. I just planned on having a stupid post about how celebrating birthdays is kind of weird and then if people wanted to draw conclusions about it, they could.
But then this happened.
I had no clue that I would wake up and have an 11 and a half minute long video full of people I’ve never actually met (and a few I have) wishing me a happy birthday. And it was amazing. I can’t really express the warm and fuzzy feelings I got from watching.
The point is: you guys are awesome, and I’m quite thankful for you. Between such great highlights as an angry Bryan Allain and young McCoy exposing me for being a pirate, I’m not sure I’ll ever get tired of watching it.
So this post is actually just a thank you letter. A thank you to Knox, Katie, JButt, Jared, Rob, Ricky, MP, TMZ, Jamie, Matt, Tarver, Stanton, angry Bryan, Tony and Katie, Mark and Esther, and of course to Papa Bee, Mama Bee, and all the little Bees who made appearances. You guys made my day.
In case anyone is curious, my parents bought me Italian food and new bedding for my birthday. That’s right. Bedding. Sheets ‘n stuff. For Christmas, they gave me an office chair. Somewhere, 8 year old me is weeping openly.
Communication in the Internet Age is really funny. It’s weird how there are a bunch of people out there that I’ve never spent time with in person but I quite honestly feel connected with. Jared Hollier tweeted the other day that no matter how weird it sounds, he really does love his internet friends. I agree. You guys are great, and I am honestly blessed to be included with the likes of you.
It’s weird, but we really are friends. Of course, in this day and age….well, this is what happens.
(Oh, and thanks, Amanda. I’ll see you tomorrow, okay?)