Friday, July 15, 2011

Carmageddon is F'ing Up My Birthday!

Today is my birthday! I cannot believe how fast the time is flying by! I also cannot believe how old I'm getting. I think I'm older then what the average life expectancy was in 1870. Thank goodness I wasn't born then!

I don't look that hideously old! However, when I look at my daughter, the passage of time sure shows on her. I still think of her as my baby, yet she's getting taller by the day. Her features are maturing, and she's not only looking like a bigger girl, but I'm already getting a fleeting glimpse of what she might look like as a woman.

I guess the fact that she's adding to my wrinkles is to be expected.

Did I mention that I was getting old?

I have no special plans this weekend. Los Angeles is celebrating my birthday by throwing Carmageddon. The city is closing 10 miles of a major freeway corridor beginning tonight and going through early Monday morning. Many L.A. residents are fleeing the city. Those stupid enough to stay behind (that's me!) are barricading ourselves in our homes, stockpiling our arsenals for the impending zombie attack.

For those adventurous enough to face the zombies, Jet Blue is trying to help the situation by offering $4 plane tickets to fly from Long Beach airport to Burbank airport. Those sold out in .0000045 seconds. Another helicopter company is offering to shuttle people from one side of town to another. I have no clue what they are charging.

My family is taking me out for a birthday dinner on Sunday night! Which will be nice, if we can manage to make it to the restaurant that's 3 miles from our house. Wish us luck!


  1. Happy Birthday!! Funny, I just heard about carmageddon on the news today. Yeah, that's not good for LA traffic.

    Have a fantastic Birthday dinner with your family!

  2. Carmageddon! We're not supposed to be affected down here. Hubs actually tried to buy those tickets to take the kids on a "plane ride." The eff??

    Anyway - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  3. What restaurant? C'mon tell me. I'm homesick!!

  4. Oh my gosh, Happy Birthday!!! My daughter is in Northridge and she said she's not going on the freeways at all this weekend.

    Have a wonderful birthday celebration!!!