I woke up this morning in my usual grumpy, birthday mood that has accompanied me every birthday since turning 24. My phone buzzed and I saw that I had some emails. Gmail opens to show me that Match.com and OkCupid have both decided to remind me that I am, once again, single on my birthday. They both were offering me birthday specials so I could "spend it with someone special." Wow. Thanks for the reminder.
I would like to write them a special note, letting them know that their product has not yet worked for me. If all of a sudden they have men who want to be in a relationship with me, without knowing me, and are ready to meet my parents tonight, I'm a little hesitant to subscribe...even if it is 25% off. Come on people, I might be seemingly inept at dating, but I'm not that gullible. That would be pretty amazing, though, a pre-packaged man who already knows your quirks and still wants to meet your family. If it had a money-back guarantee, I might just sign up for it.
Grumpiness and lack of "someone special" aside, I am grateful for those special people that I do have in my life. Someday, hopefully sooner than later, I will have someone who will be able to help me celebrate and be around after the party has ended. Until then, I will keep living my life and enjoy that I get to eat all the left-over birthday cake and drink all the wine that is accumulating in my wine rack. Life isn't too bad, is it?