This year, I kept forgetting my own birthday! It always seems 'ages away' because it is for about 10 months of the year! It's not like Christmas either, when everyone is wearing Santa hats and singing Christmas carols. Last time I checked, no-one wore red wigs and sang 'Happy Birthday to You' a month in advance.
Since there are no festivities, it just didn't feel like my birthday until I got into the car yesterday morning and Mam exclaimed
"Clutch! Brake! Accelerate!"
Driving. That's another thing. You have been warned!
At lunch yesterday I had been asked to sing at an end-of-term concert at school (for those who may be wondering, I sang Love is Easy by Mcfly. It went quite well!) and before I sang, I was deigned 'Birthday Girl' by my biology teacher - the presenter and the guy who played the guitar alongside the ukulele player, Niamh and myself - so the whole school new about my special day!
Obviously, one of the fabulous parts if the day was the presents! I'm writing this on the 28th because there's always some the day after!
Firstly, my friend - and fellow blogger - Graham sent me an online birthday message - complete with poem! This would have to be one of the most clever presents I have ever received! Just wait until your birthday Graham! I have a few tricks up my sleeve myself! May 5th guys! A date for your diaries!
Other presents included chocolate, (an advantage of having a birthday celebrated near Easter) money and battery powered hamsters. Thanks Tina! :)
I am patiently awaiting at least 4 other presents which I am very excited about! One is coming from New York! It's on a freaking boat! Argh!!
Personally, I have been very organised this year with my present giving! I have created a list of items I have called 'Best Present Idea for *insert name here* So Far.' Please not this does not mean that any of the said presents will be delivered on time! Last year it took me until Christmas to give them all out.
My cake was a flake cake and I loved it double because it rhymed. :)
This birthday has been a great excuse to sing 'I am 16 Going on 17' constantly for a week previous. If you've never heard this song, you're missing out! Watch it here!
It's not all rosy though. I mean, I'm 17! I'm the oldest in my group of friends and quite frankly, I feel old! am but one year away from being able to watch 18 rated movies legally! (This is not implying I watch them illegally! I'm too much of a scaredy cat to watch anything worse than Titanic!) If only you could refund your age. It seems like yesterday was still learning the alphabet, now they're putting me in charge of a moving vehicle! And I do not mean a Barbie car!
This freak out was also tweeted last night! Enjoy: