Friday, January 11, 2013
Where Does The Time Go?
Today I'm celebrating two things: the day of my birth, and my five-year blogging anniversary. I wrote a few posts documenting the run-up to my "Thing A Day" project before I turned 49, but January 11, 2008 was the first official day.
In honor of my birthday some of the restaurants and businesses in the area are lining up to help me celebrate by offering some type of freebie or discount. The offers started rolling in by email and snail mail shortly after Christmas. I've made a pile of paper coupons on the countertop in the kitchen, and another virtual pile on my phone.
As in years past, there are a lot of food options: three casual dining restaurant chains, three local Italian restaurants, one local fast food spot, and two ice cream places. I could eat out every day for more than a week! In addition, I've gotten offers from a mall department store, a chain shoe store, two cosmetic stores, a local pharmacy, and a local franchise of a national tire store.
After all the holiday excesses, though, I'm not in the mood for a eating lot of rich food or spending a lot of money, so I'll pick and choose which ones to redeem. A few of the offers expire on my big day, but I have 30 days after my birthday to use the others.
I'm going to enjoy each and every one that does get used, though. This day only comes around once a year.
Five years ago today--Happy Birthday To Me