I was recently talking to a blogging buddy about people who fish for sympathy or compliments; some people do this more often than others and most of the time it's a woman. All of us know women who fish, and as I've said in the past, I'm not a big fan of it. It smacks of insecurity and low self-esteem.
But today I am going on a fishing expedition myself. Why, you ask?
Because although my sweet Eddie woke me this morning with a pleasant Happy Birthday greeting and song, and is having my gift delivered to me sometime later today, he also said this:
"Hey! You know what? In only nine years you'll be fifty!!"
Add to that the comment of my 86 year old stepfather, who wished me 41 more years of birthdays. Acccckkkk!
The fishing trip has nothing to do with how big my ass is or if a certain pair of pants looks good on me. I don't think anyone who knows me would say I am insecure or have a low self-esteem. Shit, half the time I'm all, "Aren't I totally cute?" and "How could you not love this hair/outfit/lipstick?" Or, I'm so overly confident and "take charge" that people keep telling me I can't possibly be right about everything. What?? Why not? This is news to me. I'm awesome! What can you possibly be talking about?
For some reason though, the fifty thing got to me. I mean, FIFTY. Wow. That's half a century. That's like a third of the way to how old John McCain is. So how about some birthday greetings people??? Let's take the sting out. C'mon! Ratchet up the compliments.....
"Forty is the new twenty" or "Fifty will be the new thirty" or how about "These are the best days of your life..." Any wisdom, suggestions or birthday greetings will be appreciated!!!
I will NOT end this day without a good catch!