Yes… my next birthday will not only be 9 days before the end of the world, but it is a really cool looking date… 12/12/12.
How many people can say they have a cool birthday like this?
My sister would have come close. Her birthday was 7/7. However she passed away at the end of 2003, 3-1/2 years too soon for 7/7/7. But we all know that is not the same… because you would really write that as 7/7/07. Granted, I would just go with 07/07/07, but that’s me. My sister isn’t around to give her take on it.
The real problem with this super cool day for a birthday is that it lands right in the middle of the week. I want to have a cool birthday party for this birthday, but how many people will show up for a birthday party on a Wednesday???
Do I move it to the Saturday before or after, 12/8/12 or 12/15/12, respectively? Then it is not as cool. If I have a party… just before the end of the world… on a Wednesday… any chance for friends to come in from out of town are nil.
What would you do?
Or… I could just wait until the year after the world ends… I turn 50 in 2013… which is also a good chance for a cool birthday party… and one I would have on a weekend. This way my 6 closest friends that live out of town won’t have an excuse not to come. BTW… 3 of those 6 friends… I was Best Man at their weddings.