Paige Garcia

I’m Weird on My Birthday

Local, guilt free, ways to celebrate your birthday this year. I’m weird on my birthday. Not like Charlie Sheen weird, more like a melodramatic case of the birthday blues. I’m bashful and tenuous, and then I am ungrateful and uncomfortable. My “weird” attitude usually puts a damper on any celebratory gesture done for me and allows me to set unrealistic expectations that keep me right where I want to be—in my delicious kiddie pool full of self pity with a pack of smokes. Researchers connect birthday blues to fears of aging, high expectations, lack of accomplishments, social pressure, estrangement from …

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