Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Birthday Girl

Today is my birthday! Yippee!!

I always celebrate my birthday 'cause it's the one day of the year devoted just to me. My friends know this and offer birthday greetings. I'm a Scorpio which means we care about gestures of affection. Scorpios are your best friend -- or your worst enemy -- based on how you treat us. We're hyper-sensitive and have long memories for slights.

Let's take stock of where I am. My "age" differs depending on which aspect of my personality you look at. For example, while my chronological age is 58 (gasp!), my maturity is closer to 38. My fashion-style is around 24 years old. Emotionally, I'm a 12-year old girl who will dissolve into tears when a cowgirl-toy (Jessie) sings after being abandoned ("Toy Story 2").

Intellectually, I'm around 48 and, wisdom-wise, the same. Athletically, I'm in my late-30's. Sexually, I'm a tween ("They do what? Ewww!!"). Socially, I'm in my early-twenties with lots of girlfriends. Cosmetically, I'm a 14-year old struggling not to look like a clown when I apply makeup and lipstick.

Adventure and motorcycle-wise, I'm in my late-twenties, eager for excitement and willing to push the envelope. I'll actually risk my life if the rewards are enticing enough.

Ultimately, I'm a mushy, super-sensitive gal who cares deeply about others, feels strong emotions, and has natural empathy for everyone in my orbit. I can't rest if someone I know is in despair. I'll reach out and help you without being asked because I don't need to be asked.

Based on your experience of me, does this description sound about right?

44 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ally, hope you have a really awesome you-day.
    I love your way of looking at your age. As you know I struggle a bit with the numbers side of things and try my hardest to only think about the way I feel rather than the official age. But you're right, we're all at different stages with different things, and that is fab - it means we have lots to talk about :)

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  2. Happy birthday!! The description is very interesting!

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  3. Happiest birthday! Yes, from my knowing you only via blogging and a splendid conversation at The Ear, you have described the Ally I know. Especially the kind, generous spirit. Enjoy your big day. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  4. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Ally, happy birthday to you!!!

    What a cool, original way to celebrate who you are are and where you're at in different spheres of your life on the very day you first entered this world 58 short years ago. You are unquestionably a compassionate, caring, giving, warm, friendly, wise, emphatic, creative, inspiring person and the universe is better because you're a part of it, my friend.

    Truly, happiest birthday wishes!
    ♥ Jessica

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  5. No, I think you're being a bit too hard on yourself, especially cosmetically and emotionally! I'm pretty sure everyone I've talked to has cried during Toy Story 2 (I haven't seen it myself). Have you seen Inside Out? I was a puddle of tears in the theater. But I do agree on some level: you don't seem like 58 AT ALL! And I mean that as a compliment, of course!

    Enjoy your day! I sent your package off yesterday, so, just like every year, your gift from me will be a day or so late. Birthday week! - A

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    1. Thanks for the compliment. And, yes, I saw "Inside Out" and it pulled at my emotions. Can't wait to see the sequel -- "Puberty." :-)

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  6. Happy birthday my friend ! I love Scorpios, I have married one of them and yes, I agree about the way you are ! Your age description is super cute and so true, we are different ages according to the side of us we are talking about ;) Best, warm wishes, I wish you all the best, happiness and anything you wish for ! I really hope one day we'll get to meet each other in person :-* Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion blog

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    1. We will meet, my friend. It's certain.

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    2. <3 <3 yay ! Can't wait ! Hope your birthday was super sweet !

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  7. Happy Birthday, Ally!! Be a little kinder to yourself - whatever age you are, you are wonderful! I bawl every time at Toy Story 2, FYI.

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  8. Awww, Toy Story always gets me in the feels, too.

    Happy happy birthday! Regardless of your age, I think you look FABULOUS! And I love that you've broken it down by how you FEEL, rather than the actual number itself.

    PS: you look adorable in this picture! Hope you have a great day today!!

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  9. Happy Birthday lady! I hope your day is extra special.

    I cry at almost every single animated movie I've even seen. I think the people that don't cry are jaded.

    I like how you've broken down your age for different areas of your life. I need to do this. It is actually a very accepting way of looking at yourself.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  10. Happiest of birthdays! I similarity view different parts of me at different ages (though nothing makes me feel my real age as the morning after I've been enjoying life as someone younger than my age😉). Here's hoping your celebration makes you feel young, and the next day you don't feel a day older!

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  11. Happy Belated Birthday Ally, I hope you had an amazing day :P, I don't really celebrate birthdays or Christmas if i can help it lol.

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  12. Happy Birthday! That is so true about all of us really being so many different ages. So that would make you centuries old in wisdom....but you certainly look much much younger!

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  13. Happy Birthday - hope the year ahead is a good one!

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  14. Yes, it sounds right on! happy birthday! ( your age is all categories sounds eerily like me) I hate to tell ya, but your wisdom is up there with your age, or else you would love have written this insightful bit...
    Do something wonderful- everyday day!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.mydailycostume.com

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  15. Oh. dear. I am sorry. I just can not type past 6 PM/ sorry for the above typos,
    but I am sure you can grasp the message.. I hope so. Happy birthday twice, then!
    Double the fun!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.mydailycostume.com

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  16. Happy Birthday Ally! Hope your day was special!

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  17. I think so. Happy Birthday, Ally! I don't even want to think what my ages are cause some of them would be much older than they need to be. Oh worrying. I hope you had a great day and heck a great week. That's what we do in my lady friend circle, a birthday week, just because.

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  18. You have a timeless about you Ally because of your inate sense of fun, awe and wonder but you have astonishing wisdom and I trust you implicitly! Happy birthday lovely gal! (P.S. I am still 12 in my head!)x

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  19. Happy Birthday Ally!!!! Hope your day was as awesome as you are!!!
    Hope the coming year is filled to overflowing with dreams come true!!!

    I have never thought of my age in this way ... Interesting exercise!!!

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  20. Happy happy birthday Ally! I think all of that describes you great, and it's why you're such an amazing friend to so very many people is that you are ageless and amazing and only get better with time.

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  21. Happy Birthday, Ally. I hope your day was great! xoxo

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  22. Happy happy belated Birthday, dear Ally! Hope you had a lovely day and an even better birthday weekend! I like your self-characterization!
    :-)

    -Kati

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  23. This post of yours is the first I've seen and although I'm a few days late, please accept my best wishes on the occasion of your birthday.

    I love your varied descriptions of yourself age-wise. I never thought about a self assessment expressed in such a way, but I know I'll be devoting some thought in the days ahead to figuring out how old I am in similar ways.

    - Joe at Scootin' da Valley

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  24. Happy Happy Birthday Ally! You are truly one of my favorite friends I've met via blogging & I've always gotten the vibe that you're a truly beautiful person. I've always said I have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy so I completely agree with your different ages for different aspects of your personality.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  25. Hey! Your bday is literally a day after mine :) HBD fellow scorpio! Love this pic of you, super cute outfit!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  26. i love scorpios! i get on with them so well!! makes total sense! ;) i hope you had a wonderful birthday as deserving as you are!! may this be your best year yet! xo

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  27. Oh darn, I missed your birthday but I'm sending belated birthday wishes to you. This post made me smile with all the different ages you think you are. Isn't it funny how our chronological age is nothing like all our other ages! I still catch myself when I think about my actual age and I'm sure I'm still 32!

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. haha, sounds accurate! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! hope you had a wonderful day filled with lots of birthday wishes! my daughter's bday was on the 1st :)

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  29. First of all a very happy birthday to you.
    And I absolutely love that description of you! May that little girl never grow up. A big heartfelt hug to you.
    I think your fashion style is of someone in their early 30s...

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    1. I believe you're right. You know me well.

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    2. Happy late birthday baby girl. Love you bunches!

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  30. All of these components make you a very warm person. One that loads of people want to be with. And also a very interesting person, having so many different sides to your character.
    A very happy (belated) birthday wish from me.
    Greetje

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  31. I know I am definitely late but ... Happy Birthday!!

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  32. Well a belated Happy Birthday... clearly I haven't been keeping up with my Blogging nearly enough and I'm missing all kinds of Celebrations! I too feel I am a mish-mash of Generations and have often been told by the Young that I don't seem like an "Old" person to them, which I consider complimentary and perhaps why I have many Younger Generation Friends who I can relate to easily and well... my Adult Children and Older Grandkids tell me all of their Friends Love me, so that speaks well that I'm not turning into an Old Biddie *ha ha ha*... and yet, my much Older Friends of my Parent's Generation have always told me I've always been an "Old Soul" too... and that I too find to be complimentary. I'm with you on the chronological Age, I just never have 'felt' that particular Age in my Spirit and my Mantra will always be that Old Age is a Privilege not afforded to many, so I am Happy to grow Older... and Thankful of the Gift of being able to... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  33. happy birthday !! we have the same birthdays i am a biker chick/rockabilly/closet punk rocker !! had a pug and am on waiting list for a rescue pug !! love everything vintage retro mid cent mod !! love your blog !!

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    1. Hi Maryjo! Welcome. Nice to hear from you.

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