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Battling birthday blues, how do you cope?

So I have a birthday coming up this month, which means I will probably go through a period of “woe is me” my life isn’t where I want it to be yet.  I always treat birthdays like some kind of weird deadline that I somehow missed.  As if I have gone an entire year accomplishing nothing.  I know it’s completely ridiculous, but in my head, that’s how I perceive it sometimes.

Thankfully I have wonderful friends and family that always make a big deal of my birthday.  Even when I try to avoid everyone and pretend the birthday isn’t happening. They don’t let me wallow in self-pity for long.

It sounds so silly, but I admit that being single (with no real prospects) on my birthday is far worse then rolling solo any other time of the year.  Believe it or not, I handle the holidays without lamenting about my singlehood. I relish in it, even; but when my birthday approaches I almost have to fight off a case of the birthday blues .

Does being single during your birthday ever bother you?  Do you have moments when you wish that you had someone special in your life? Does it happen randomly or during a special time? How do you handle it?

What is the best way to celebrate your birthday when you are single and ready to mingle?

What is your most memorable birthday? I would love to hear about it!

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Lady J-Leo-Lioness

June 9th, 2010
1:11 pm

brat lmbao! cute honey! lol

PrincessNik...7/27 LEO ALL DAY ERY DAY

June 9th, 2010
1:12 pm

@Ared, I don’t have a problem with the goin home early but as a single mom its a struggle to get here at 6:30, daycare opens at 6:15, I feel like a bad parent sitting there waiting for them to unlock the door :(

Miss Moni

June 9th, 2010
1:13 pm

@ PrincessNik: Awwwww, well look at the BRIGHT side, the EARLY bird gets the worm & you get OFF at 3pm!!! :-D

Leggs

June 9th, 2010
1:13 pm

@LadyJ ~ LOL…why you secreaming at me this time (LOL)?

Melo

June 9th, 2010
1:15 pm

I am eating the messiest Rueben

@yaaaaak..yikes!

whats making it so yikes Leggs?

PrincessNik...7/27 LEO ALL DAY ERY DAY

June 9th, 2010
1:17 pm

Miss Moni

Trust me I’d trade the 3pm anyday, I work with 90 something guys and everyone clocking out and exiting the parking lot at the same time is tiring in itself LOL. again i say “i don’t like it” :( LOL It just throws off my desk schedule (it that makes sense)

AmazonRed™ - That's 2! Go Lakers!

June 9th, 2010
1:17 pm

PrincessNik – Yeah, I understand now that you explained!

Kym-They don't teach us the ABC's..

June 9th, 2010
1:18 pm

@Leggs not yet I am thinking bbq at the house but I haven’t quite planned it out. I really want to go to the beach. I would love to go back to San Diego..

Lady J-Leo-Lioness

June 9th, 2010
1:18 pm

Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought

Lady J-Leo-Lioness

June 9th, 2010
1:18 pm

Leggs your last 28 comment it is true but funny as hell!

Miss Moni

June 9th, 2010
1:20 pm

PrincessNik: I can definitely relate, I too work in a male dominated workforce. Not too long ago I was in the PARKING LOT WARS, totally understandable!!! :-)

PrincessNik...7/27 LEO ALL DAY ERY DAY

June 9th, 2010
1:23 pm

PARKING LOT WARS

@ Miss Moni, thank goodness the boss gave the 5 “office ladies” reserved parking! Even though every blue moon I have to come in and be like ummm dude u in my space go move :shock:

Leggs

June 9th, 2010
1:24 pm

@LadyJ ~ Gotcha….Glad you like to laugh like I do.

Anybody have any thought provoking questions???The blog is falling asleep and seems liike most of the men have taken a pact to stay clear of us today.

Leggs

June 9th, 2010
1:28 pm

@Kym ~ get some fake palm trees from Party City. Lay out a colorful beach towel on your deck, put on your bathing suit, get your boom box, your fruity drink and lay down. Close your eyes and visualize you being in San Diego at the beach. Sorry for the sound of the fire truck zooming by, please ignore!

Lady J-Leo-Lioness

June 9th, 2010
1:28 pm

lmbao @ you leggs!

PrincessNik...7/27 LEO ALL DAY ERY DAY

June 9th, 2010
1:28 pm

Sorry for the sound of the fire truck zooming by, please ignore!

LMBO :lol:

Miss Moni

June 9th, 2010
1:30 pm

@ Leggs: LOVE it, the Party City shopping list just got a little longer!!! LOL

Charlie Wax

June 9th, 2010
1:33 pm

the erotic lounge series gets me thru these warm summer days/nights

Leggs

June 9th, 2010
1:34 pm

Guess I really didn’t need to use the word “fake”. Party City said it all!!!!

Leggs

June 9th, 2010
1:38 pm

Lightbulb moment…I’m going to wear this red dress on my date Saturday night. Bet I won’t need to interview anyone else. He’ll want the job (LOLOLOL).

Charlie Wax

June 9th, 2010
1:40 pm

DONT WEAR THE RED DRESS

Sassy Me....If you ask me I'm ready :-)

June 9th, 2010
1:40 pm

“I will keep it classy on the blog because WD said to.”

Okay….

Kym-They don't teach us the ABC's..

June 9th, 2010
1:41 pm

@Leggs..lol..in my area firetrucks are a rare sound..eventhough the station is less than a mile down the road. I do get the odd boom bouncey car..but its pretty quiet in what I like to call..North Macon.

Trevor0529

June 9th, 2010
1:42 pm

Leggs, Is the red dress for the “Sugardaddy” applicant? Always dress to impress, I say.

:)

Lady J-Leo-Lioness

June 9th, 2010
1:43 pm

geesh I have a task ahead of me…….i can do this! #motivation

Leggs

June 9th, 2010
1:44 pm

OMG, LOL @ Charlie Wax! Pray tell, why not?

@Trevor0529, yes it is..LOL. Waiting to hear CWax’s reason why I shouldn’t wear it.

SexyCool - Live. Laugh. Love.

June 9th, 2010
1:45 pm

I was watching the news the other night and there was a piece on about the programs that the City of Atlanta has that could be good for up to $40K in down payment assistance.

This is the link – http://www.atlantada.com/buildDev/HomeAtlanta.jsp

Please pass it along to anyone that you know who may be interested in purchasing a home within the city limits of Atlanta.

Leggs

June 9th, 2010
1:49 pm

Also, be mindful of property taxes.

AmazonRed™ - That's 2! Go Lakers!

June 9th, 2010
1:55 pm

SCool – I recommend that program highly. You can combine that money with other downpayment assistance programs too.

That’s why I’m upset about home values dropping, but not too much. Not like I paid full price anyway! :lol:

AmazonRed™ - That's 2! Go Lakers!

June 9th, 2010
1:55 pm

For the early birds, they also paid all the closing costs too and had a better interest rate.

Kym-They don't teach us the ABC's..

June 9th, 2010
1:59 pm

@AmazonRed I went thru a homebuying class over in Reynoldstown..(highly recommend it to anyone looking to purchase a home)..alas City of Atlanta didn’t have what I was looking for..so HUD and Henry Co..won!!

Charlie Wax

June 9th, 2010
2:01 pm

@leggs – taken from the art of seduction…red dress is so cliche..i am sure you could come up with something else to keep his attention on you…would not be hard…you want the attention on you…dude could be a jealous/homicidal simp……he might not like all the attention your red fit could bring…tailor your “game” to the dude….ask him what he likes then remix it…

From Cleopatra we learn that it is not beauty that makes a Siren but
rather a theatrical streak that allows a woman to embody a man’s fantasies.
A man grows bored with a woman, no matter how beautiful; he yearns for
different pleasures, and for adventure. All a woman needs to turn this
around is to create the illusion that she offers such variety and adventure. A
man is easily deceived by appearances; he has a weakness for the visual.
Create the physical presence of a Siren (heightened sexual allure mixed
with a regal and theatrical manner) and he is trapped. He cannot grow
bored with you yet he cannot discard you. Keep up the distractions, and
never let him see who you really are. He will follow you until he drowns.

AmazonRed™ - That's 2! Go Lakers!

June 9th, 2010
2:01 pm

@AmazonRed I went thru a homebuying class over in Reynoldstown.

I heard good things about the Reynoldstown program. I took my classes thru the Urban League.

I’m glad you got into a program that fit your needs. There is a ton of free money and savings out there.

SexyCool - Live. Laugh. Love.

June 9th, 2010
2:03 pm

CWax – that 201p is HOT!!!!

AmazonRed™ - That's 2! Go Lakers!

June 9th, 2010
2:06 pm

Leggs – Wear what you want. Folks put too much on insignificant ish.

DreamsMaterialize

June 9th, 2010
2:13 pm

no more lewd remarks to Dreams on the blog…
Luvbug you can tell on yourself, but you’re not supposed to bring me down with you. lol

I’m glad Wise addressed it.
kimmie did you snitch to Wise? lol

Leggs

June 9th, 2010
2:14 pm

@CWax ~ loving what you just posted. I do know red is his favorite color. He’ll be fixated on me no matter what I wore.

PrincessNik...7/27 LEO ALL DAY ERY DAY

June 9th, 2010
2:15 pm

Leggs

June 9th, 2010
2:17 pm

Going in confident (LOL)!

BRB ~ time for an icee.

kimmie

June 9th, 2010
2:18 pm

Leggs, wear what you want and do you! C Wax’s 2:01 made me tired, just thinking about putting on such a performance.

Dreams – This thing is open for everyone to see & read. Wise said she monitors it on the regular, so no need to snitch. I have bigger fish to fry than this blog anyway!LOL!!

Melo

June 9th, 2010
2:19 pm

He will follow you until he drowns

@Charlie Wax…u can write buddy?? LOL

are u the original author??

untill he Drowns ha??

untill u drown him,u could say!! :lol: :lol:

Sassy Me....If you ask me I'm ready :-)

June 9th, 2010
2:21 pm

Well alright nah Kimmie….

AmazonRed™ - That's 2! Go Lakers!

June 9th, 2010
2:21 pm

Leggs, wear what you want and do you! C Wax’s 2:01 made me tired, just thinking about putting on such a performance.

:lol: Right…we’re not 18 with no common sense. Leggs has always dressed appropriately and classy. I doubt she’ll be wearing the harlot’s uniform. :lol:

AmazonRed™ - That's 2! Go Lakers!

June 9th, 2010
2:22 pm

I missed the comments that caused Wise to come in and scold us. :lol:

It's me....lurker

June 9th, 2010
2:24 pm

! C Wax’s 2:01 made me tired, just thinking about putting on such a performance.

Well I wasn’t gonna say but since someone else did, I will too…LOl It sounded rather textbook to me.

It's me....lurker

June 9th, 2010
2:26 pm

All a woman needs to turn this
around is to create the illusion that she offers such variety and adventure

And ain’t this part right here recommending to be something you really aren’t? Didn’t and haven’t we stressed not showing up in your representative but your true self? Maybe I’m not understanding.

It's me....lurker

June 9th, 2010
2:27 pm

On WD’s scold, I think Melo is the only one that uses explicit language on the regular. I think LURKER is crass or off the mark but not nasty with it…most times.

Leggs

June 9th, 2010
2:31 pm

“…I doubt she’ll be wearing the harlot’s uniform.” I believe Blanche Deveareaux took that to the grave with her.

OMG, that truly tickled me. And, thank you for the prior compliment.

AmazonRed™ - That's 2! Go Lakers!

June 9th, 2010
2:31 pm

LOL @ Leggs!

Charlie Wax

June 9th, 2010
2:33 pm

lol…tired from the theatre of it all…hmmmmmmmmmmmm..interesting

textbook…lol….check it…as a dude i will say its true..we bore easy…regardless of how fabolous you think you are…and its not just men…women too….i dont get the backlash..