People asked me why I didn’t take the day off, and the answer was pretty simple. It’s a lot cheaper for me to sit in the office than it would be to stay home and warm The House on the Hill on a frigid Winter day.
Plus, I just had time off for Christmas and New Year’s, so I’d rather not take another day off when my work battery is somewhat fully charged.
I thought I’d tell you about my day…
If you follow this blog, you know that I’ve been down about being single, and was not looking forward to spending another birthday alone.
About an hour after getting to work, I turned on my cell phone to discover 102 emails! They were mostly Happy Birthday posts on Facebook or notifications from WordPress and Twitter about blog posts being liked and shared.
Needless to say, it’s difficult to feel alone, Modern Philosophers, when that much birthday love is flowing at me from the internet.
I also received several Happy Birthday phone calls from coworkers who work in other parts of the company, and they all promised to not bother me with work stuff today since it was my birthday. I had no problem with that at all.
Of course, I couldn’t spend my Birthday Lunch eating a boring sandwich in the Break Room. I decided to treat myself like royalty.
I went to Burger King!
And it was do damn good.
And I’m still stuffed now and thinking about skipping dinner.
Unfortunately, the Birthday Boy did not think to ask for a crown…
When I returned to the office, I had another 25 emails on my phone. One of them was an e-card from The Girl Who Moved Away. It was very sweet and touching, but I am very mad at her right now, so she’s going to need to send more than an e-card to fix the problem.
I spent the rest of the afternoon wrestling with a great Philosophical Debate: Should I stop and get something chocolate and yummy on the way home, or should I not risk stopping Zombie Car in such frigid temperatures?
It was a rough call, Modern Philosophers, because a birthday needs a cake to be official, but on the other hand, I’ve had so many problems with the car and Winter weather that it seemed like a major risk.
I needed the Fates to intervene.
As I sat at the red light where I’d have to turn to go to the store, or just keep going home, I flipped through the stations on the radio.
Oh, I was making the stop. I was getting something decadent for dessert.
I ended up buying something called Double Chocolate Overload Cake. Of course, I misread it at first as Double Chocolate Overlord Cake, and thought that was the most awesome name ever for a dessert. I think I might contact the company and suggest they change it.
Zombie Car gave me no problems, and I arrived home to find The House on the Hill all comfy and cozy. It had been warmed by all the Birthday Love, but it might also have been because I left the heat on a little higher than usual to combat the cold.
I finally checked my blog after spending some time with Cali and Luna, who wanted to hear all about Daddy’s Birthday, and that’s when I discovered the best present of all, Modern Philosophers.
Apparently, you guys read my morning post with my special birthday request.
I normally have about 350 views on my blog when I get home from work.
Tonight, I had 750!
It’s at almost 850 now. You guys are amazing. I’m so touched. Honest, I am.
I can’t wait to go through all the posts and comments. The Blog Love should keep The House on the Hill plenty warm tonight.
I just hope it doesn’t melt my Double Chocolate Overload Cake. The Dessert Overlords would not be pleased!
I guess this Modern Philosopher isn’t as alone as he thought…