Posted on 2008/04/05 11:54:24 (April 2008).
[Wednesday 2nd April 2008]
And so it is, a new birthday for me, the start of the the 34th year of age... Well after a brief discussion with a colleague I found out that although I pride myself of being 33, in reality I am starting the 34th year of my existence.
I think that the last year was one of the hardest in my life, an year that closed itself with what looks to be yet another serious injury at my right knee (the one that was operated 2 and half years ago), and a bigger ordeal at work, but I will tell about it in a different post.
Very hard we were saying, and since in Italy we are polluted with Christianity I could not avoid comparing this 33rd year to the Stations of the Cross that some other person much more famous than me had to go through.
I will spare the reader with the details, now I just hope that my right knee is not as bad as I have been told (MRI coming up at the end of May), and that maybe I can have a little bit of luck coming my way so that I can settle properly in Florence once more and maybe move forward in life, making a family, buying a house and so on...
One of the positive things of being here for my birthday has been the fact that my Grandmother and mum invited me for a dinner party (with presents), my mother said that it must have been more than 10 years that we didn't have my birthday party, and surprisingly she is right, because I left Italy when I was 19 and since then I have always travelled around and even when I was in Florence I was not here in person (because on some business trip) to have a celebration...
On the contrary none of my friends seem to have remembered about it, on the day we met to play RPG and I announced my birthday and the guys made a little card with a sarcastic picture on it, but then I failed to bring myself to organize some dinner party or anything. Well I guess it's my fault :(
Anyways, happy birthday to me! :D
Buon compleanno, stronzolano ! Sei piu vecchio di me !!!!
Posted by Sheri at 2008/04/06 07:51:27.
Christelle too wishes you a happy birthday. Though in a more conventional way.
Posted by Sheri at 2008/04/06 07:54:44.
Merci a vous deux! :D
Posted by Lox at 2008/04/06 09:39:08.
Many Happy Returns, Lox!! :D Remember the old song: "The Future's So Bright, I gotta Wear Shades"
Posted by Nigel at 2008/04/06 11:22:02.
Nigel: YESSS You are back!! :D Thanks for the wishes, I have never heard that song though.... :P
Posted by Lox at 2008/04/06 13:09:22.
:) My pleasure! Hope you had a great time!
The song is on iTunes, by a one-hit-wonder type of group called "Timbuk3"
Posted by Nigel at 2008/04/06 16:22:04.