Over the next week and a half I’ll be celebrating both my 10th wedding anniversary and my 36th birthday.
10 years seems like a long time to put up with me. And 36 years is a long time to do anything…. especially when that anything is being me. And yet, here I am, being me. And there’s my husband, dealing with it. And here we both are, reflecting and being nostalgic… and packing because I’m spending the entire summer in a separate state from my husband. Because that’s how we celebrate our lifelong commitment to each other.
I know some skeptics get all “blah blah blah arbitrary date”, and if you’re one of those, it’s adorable that you’re new to skepticism and are forcing yourself to question even having any kind of sentimentality. I toast your grumpy ways during the bi-annual Pedant Celebration week, which begins on New Years Eve and my birthday, June 15, every year. YOU’RE WELCOME.
36 is a pretty epic milestone, though. I’ve been 9 years old four times. I’ve been 10 years old 3.6 times. It’s all a big deal, you know. I’m not really sure what I’m going to do to celebrate. Other than literally fleeing Texas in the morning. But I feel like maybe I should do more than that. But what? How does one celebrate their 6th 6th-birthday? And being married to a man who thinks it’s a good life spending it with a woman who thinks she’s having another 6th birthday? Maybe buy the expensive box of wine?
How should I celebrate my birthday? How should I celebrate my 10th anniversary? How should I celebrate Pedant Celebration week? Do you celebrate your birthday/anniversary/pedants?
(A serious gift request though… I really hate cancer and if you want to end that for my birthday, I’d appreciate it. And if you can’t end it yourself, maybe you could chip in and help fund some research. In return I’ll run a marathon for you. Deal? Thanks.)
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