My dearest and bestest friend in the universe, Sephyroth, has a birthday which was a great day for many years, until 2001 came along. Why 2001, I hear you ask. Well, his birthday happens to be September 11th. So after 2001 the birthday became a bit of a downer day for him instead of the happy occasion it ought to be..
So much so, that at some point I assigned him a totally different birthday. I forget what it was, I think it was sometime in April. I guarantee you he will pop up in the comments and paste in the actual emails or logs of our chat on this subject, because he saves these things foreverz. :)
But this year, it SHOULD BE be a very happy birthday, because September 11th happens to be the release date for a little movie I am super excited to see. It is called Triple 9, and it contains Norman Reedus – better known as Daryl from The Walking Dead – and Aaron Paul – better known as Jesse from Breaking Bad. Plus, a few other randoms, eg Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor..
Yo, best you be planning a cinema trip for your next birthday, Sephyroth.
Of course release dates can and do change, I’ll keep an eye on it.
Me personally, I don’t really do birthdays myself, nor do I tend to remember other peoples birthdays. I actually seem to remember other things, eg I have a friend whose birthday is the day after International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yes, that is a thing and it gets mentioned around the web quite a bit in the lead up to the day, so it is like a little reminder for me.
Did you guys know that Sephy has a login for my blog? No? Well, now you do. And of course you can guess that Sephyroth happened to log in on Monday, for reasons but that is another post, and he saw this post scheduled and could not help but read it. He then forwarded me the email I sent him, and here tis.
Subject: Happy Non-Birthday
On Sep 11, 2011, at 5:49, Snoskred (snip) wrote:
As I cancelled your birthday and rescheduled it to Feb 18th, today is no longer your birthday, officially.
So Happy Birthday for next Feb 18th, instead. :)
Your new birthday is the anniversary of this –
1977 – The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden “flight” on top of a Boeing 747.
It comes with a photo!
1979 – Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.
Your new birthday is also the birthday of – 1968 – Molly Ringwald, American actress
It is also –
Christian Feast Day:
Colmán of Lindisfarne
Flavian of Constantinople
Simeon of Jerusalem (Western Christianity)
February 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Gambia from the United Kingdom in 1965.
Pls to note that on almost everyone’s birthday, something not awesome happened. EG on my birthday –
1896 – The deadliest tsunami in Japan’s history kills more than 22,000 people.
Had that happened in 1996, my birthday would be quite the bummer. :(
Anyway, happy Non-Birthday. And if you don’t like Feb 18th, pick another one, There’s 363 other days you could choose. :)
So, its night to me.. :)