My birthday is on Sunday, and I’m feeling kind of crappy because I don’t have any plans. Having plans would require having a social life outside of the campaigns and the internet, and I don’t have one. Lately, it’s a good day if I can manage to get out of my pajamas, and going out happens infrequently and usually only for campaign stuff.
I’m hurt that BF hasn’t tried to make plans with me. If he asked, I’d take a bus down to New York City and be with him. I miss him all the time. Before this year, he only lived about an hour away, and we went out at least once a week. Now we hardly even talk, and it hurts. To be fair, I haven’t initiated anything because I’m worried that he doesn’t really want to talk to me or see me. I mean, the last time I called him was when I found out my grandmother had died, and he was more interested in going to bed than listening to me. But it was finals week for him.
There will be a little celebration tomorrow night with my landlady and her family. I have dinner with them on Wednesday nights, and last week her 8-year-old son decided I needed to have a party. He’s pretty cute. He’s obsessed with Bruce Springsteen but can’t sing to save his life, so I’ll probably get serenaded by some barely recognizable Bruce Springsteen songs.
But other than that, no plans. My mother and sister are buying me a nice bike, which I’m pretty happy about.
Cute, isn’t it? It’ll make it a lot easier for me to get around. See, I live two miles from the center of town. It’s not that far, except that it’s on a busy road with no shoulder where people speed like hell because the cops never run radar there. So it’s not walking-friendly. But with a bike, I’ll be able ride into town instead of having to wait for the bus. From the downtown stop, I can get to other places I need to go, and our buses even have bike racks on the front so you can take your bike wherever you’re going. They also have those things you can chain your bike up to at the busiest stops. (Do those things have a name? Those upside-down U-shaped things?)
My grandparents will probably send me a check, which I’ll probably use to get a helmet and a lock. My other sister probably won’t get me anything, which is cool because I know she’s broke like I am. I don’t really need a lot of presents and stuff anyway.
I want to do something special for myself, but I honestly can’t think of anything I want to do. I did buy myself a new computer which I just got today. It’s soooo much better than the old one. I’ve learned my lesson and will never buy another $300 computer. You think you’re saving money, but you’re only saving money because it’s a piece of junk. It wasn’t even a year old, but the fan had crapped out, so to keep it running, I literally had to stick an ice pack under it.
But there’s nothing I can think of to do on my actual birthday. Probably I’ll just end up canvassing with my campaign folks. Maybe I’ll pretend the convention is my birthday present, since it starts five days after my birthday. The 13th is pretty much nothing but parties, and I’ve mostly figured out which ones I’m going to. My AG candidate’s party starts at 7:30, so I’ll hit that one first. My gubernatorial candidate’s party starts at 9:00, and I’ll probably need to be there to schmooze and convince delegates. I’d like to hit at least one of the lieutenant governor candidates’ parties in between, since I still haven’t decided on that race. I jokingly told my boss on the gubernatorial campaign that I’d vote for whichever lieutenant governor candidate’s party had food I could actually eat.
I just really don’t want to sit home alone on my birthday.