Tuesday, June 14, 2005

You Say It's Your Birthday

Today is a very important day, and I don't mean because it's Flag Day. That's right, it's my birthday. This is the day when I take a long, hard look in the miror and try to figure out the youngest age I can still pass for.

When I was little, people always thought I was younger than I was. This is partly because I'm short (damn those Japanese genes!). It was very annoying when I finally reached my teen years, and people kept asking me how I was liking third grade. Humiliating, if you will.

But my mom (also a petite woman) told me that one day I would be thankful, and that day has come. I regularly get carded at restaurants, and sometimes by people who are so skeptical that they scoff, "YOU want a glass of wine? Alright, missy, let's see that I.D." Ever since my 30th birthday, I've started to love the scoffing. So, today, on the anniversary of my 28th birthday (I'm clinging to 28 until someone tells me I can't pass for it anymore), I'm going to go out tonight and order some wine. Wish me lots of scoffing.


Cherlyn Michaels said...

First...Happy Birthday. I hope your day was wonderful.

We have something in common. LOL I'm well in my 30's and I say I'm 4'11", however I'm rounding up by about an inch. I still get carded, which of course I love. I love the expression on their face after they look at my birthdate and they give the card back in a way that seems like they think that they've just disrespected me. Then I get, "Wow! You look GOOD!" (Does that mean if I was the age they thought I was then I wouldn't have looked good?) And instead of celebrating my 29th anniversary each year, I just ask the person asking me, how old they think I am. Whatever they say, I know I'm going to agree because it's always 10 - 12 years younger.

Work those genes girl! LOL

Cara Lockwood said...

Okay - hilarious. I get the SAME thing from waiters or bartenders. I once had a waiter actually say, "Wow, I did not think you were this old." It was like he put me in the same age category as the crypt-keeper. Anyway, I decided to take it as a compliment. I like you're idea of Guess My Age. I'm definitely going with that next year.

And I know all about rounding up. My driver's license says I'm 5'1" - which is on a good day when I'm wearing two-inch heels.