It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To

September 16, 2008

I hate my birthday. There, I’ve said it. I can’t remember a time in the past 7 years (since 9/11) that I’ve really enjoyed my birthday.

This year I thought it would be different. I told myself that I’d make sure I would have a fun birthday, past 7 years be damned! I even bought a gluten-free cake mix (vanilla, of course!) from Whole Foods so I could actually have a birthday cake. I can’t even remember the last time I had a birthday cake. I also picked up some of the oh so bad frosting (vanilla, of course!) to smear on top. You know the kind.. partially hydrogenated, sugary, just awful for you, but oh so delicious.

Well, despite my best efforts, my plan to have a birthday cake has massively failed. I just finished wiping up the entire top of the cake that crumbled when I tried to slide it out of the pan onto the cooling rack. I followed all of the directions to a T, cooling it in the pan for the recommended time.

My ruined birthday cake.

My ruined birthday cake.

So, see.. I just hate my birthday. Not much seems to go right around this time of year for me, so for the past 7 birthdays I have yet to be excited or look forward to that supposedly special day when I was born.

Can I just pick another day and start celebrating it on that day, instead? Maybe sometime in Spring? Because, seriously, I give up. September 17th just isn’t a fun birthday anymore.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) September 16, 2008 at 6:52 pm

I’m so sorry! 🙁 That stinks.

I had a few really cruddy birthdays in a row, too… then they got better. Hopefully, the same will be for you. Next year you’ll have your baby boy with you. 🙂


katelin September 16, 2008 at 6:53 pm

aw i’m sorry. hopefully the day gets better and your birthday is fabulous 🙂


Laura September 16, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Yikes – major bummer! If I were you, I’d just pick another birthday and make it my own . . . I know someone who moved his birthday to mid-July and now no one even remembers what his old birthday was.

Good luck on the birth of your baby – here’s hoping that kid turns around on his own.


Binary Blonde September 17, 2008 at 12:54 am

@ Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) – Sorry about your cruddy b-days, too. Maybe next year will be my magic number year. I can keep hoping!

@katelin – Thanks! Me, too! 😉

@Laura – I’m seriously thinking about choosing a date and claiming it as my own. Why not, right?

I’m sure he’ll do it when he’s good and ready, but hopefully that will be really, really soon. 😉


Mrs Pop September 17, 2008 at 8:13 am

Oh, that sucks! I’ve had those birthdays… They are no fun and I’m sorry.

The next time you make a cake from a mix, you absolutely HAVE to leave it in the pan unless you are going to make a layer cake. Just frost the top and cut into it. It isn’t as pretty, but after my multiple failures in the area of removing a cake from a pan, I found just leaving it in there to be much more effective and less stressful. 😉

Seriously, though… Happy Birthday. Just think, on your next birthday, you’ll be a Mamma!


Binary Blonde September 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm

@Mrs Pop – Last night, after the birthing class, we went to Sun Harvest and picked up another gluten-free cake mix. All they had was chocolate, though. This time around, Kevin baked it and we left it in the pan to cool overnight. I still have to frost it, but I’ll take your advice and just leave it in the pan. 😀

I know, and that just makes everything else seem so trivial. I am beyond excited at that notion and am wholly looking forward to holding my baby boy in my arms soon.


Belle September 17, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Happy Birthday!


Binary Blonde September 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm

@Belle – Why thank ya!


imjames September 19, 2008 at 12:34 pm

belated happy b’day……enjoy…


Binary Blonde September 20, 2008 at 2:09 pm

@imjames – Thank you!


Adventures In Babywearing September 20, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Aw, well I would still eat that cake!! : )



Binary Blonde September 21, 2008 at 12:16 am

@Adventures In Babywearing – Haha! Thanks, Steph. The second cake turned out way better, though. 😉


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