Birthday Countdown: Off by one error

Remember, remember the 5th of November. Oh wait, it’s the 6th already. Nevermind.

For many years in my early-30s I could never remember how old I was and thus how old I was turning on my birthday. I’d like to think this is because the numbers are meaningless but really it’s because I have a horrible memory for things like that. More than once I’ve had to do the year calculations to get it right.

The good news is that I can stop counting after 3 more years. My Granny Pearl has been “39 and holding” for, well, ever. I think once my Dad turned 50 she finally bumped up that number to “49 and holding”. Should I want to, I can probably pull that off myself for a decade or two. People are constantly surprised at how old I am — sometimes being off by a decade or more. I’ve tried to pass that off as healthy, vice-less living but no, it’s just because I have decent genes and the Sonic is too far away to get to readily.

In honor of my 36th birthday, I’m asking people to please consider donating $36 (or $360 (or $3600 if you’re feeling really generous)) Lambert House. You can do so via their Network for Good page or send them a check directly to PO Box 23111, Seattle WA 98102. I have no way of tracking how much the donations add up to, so I’m not looking for a specific dollar amount. If you feel inclined, I’d enjoy knowing if you’ve donated something, anything, to this very worthy cause by commenting on this blog entry or on the Facebook post.

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