Sunday, January 3, 2010

Thirty Years Of Action-Packed Carlos

Well, folks, I’ve officially left my 20s behind me. New Year’s Day is also my birthday, and while that sounds cool, I’m the awkward and antisocial genius type, so the attention embarrasses me. It probably has something to do with never being able to have a birthday party since school is always on winter break during New Year’s. The anxiety of inviting a bunch of elementary school friends to my impoverished home and then worrying that they wouldn’t show up was an apprehension that was too great for my precious little mind. So every year I furiously rejected any party suggestions until the offers stopped coming. My sister threw a surprise gathering for me a couple of years ago, and I was taken so far from my comfort zone that I nearly jammed my head through a wall to hide, ostrich style. I still haven’t forgiven her for it.
Anyway, I’m thirty, but twenty-nine was much worse. It was like spending a year slowly peeling off a Band Aid, and now that it’s gone, I realized that I wasted twelve months obsessing over the inevitable. I’m better now

9 comments:

Julie Buz. said...

Good grief, Carlos, I thought you were dead.

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year! I'm so glad you're better now! (Mainly because this means you're going to stop horsing around and write more... right? Write?) :o)

Dreamfarm Girl said...

Yeah, what she said, and now that you are 30 you will be more responsible and write your posts more often! Looking forward to reading you in 2010. Happy Birthday!

carma said...

I'm the same way with parties and my son seems to have inherited my party-avoidance trait.

But enough about us, Happy belated Birthday!! Hoping 2010 is all that you wish for and more - or at least better than last year was for you :D

Chrissy said...

Toto, you came back!

Heather said...

Welcome back and happy 30th!
I was and still am party shy. I had one of those parties that lots of kids were invited and only two showed up. That was the end of b-day parties for me.

f8hasit said...

I'm so with you on the Ostrich thing.
I utilize that trait more times than not.

Happy Belated Birthday! Ahhh...all the adulation and attention will make you dissappear for another month or two.
:-)

Chindiana said...

Happy Birthday dude! Here's looking to another year of colorful rants. that's if you can stop stabbing yourself with forks...

Claire said...

Happy belated birthday :)

Not a chance I am having a 30th party next year, I am running off somewhere.

C. Andres Alderete said...

Julie, Dreamfarm Girl, Carma, Chrissy (on FB), Heather, Nancy, Chindiana, and Claire. Thank you very much.

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