Birthday blues and orange

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Sometimes I make my birthday more significant in my head than it needs to be. It’s kind of like my personal New year’s Day. It’s a time for reflection and looking back and looking forward but my life here in…

Birthday blues and orange

Sometimes I make my birthday more significant in my head than it needs to be. It’s kind of like my personal New year’s Day. It’s a time for reflection and looking back and looking forward but my life here in Niagara has been reasonably dull and unchanged.

I made the joke on Facebook that I feel very young because I can’tceled my birthday for the 2 years during the pandemic so I’m not really 59 at all.The truth is the last two years have been extreme coast years. No forward progress. No backward progress. Just living life as it is.

I had made plans to celebrate my birthday even though I’m alone with no car. Those plans did not yet happen although it’s only 1:30 so I still could muster up the energy to leave the house.

The restaurant chain Denny’s is well known for serving a grand slam breakfast free on your birthday. Today I just covered the fine print says all locations in Canada except the one in your city. It didn’t mention me by name of course but it did say with the exception of Niagara Falls.

When I tried to find the free full stack of pancakes from IHOP, you had to register to the IHOP club but the Canadian website doesn’t let you do that so I assume that is an American deal.

The Baskin-Robbins free ice cream cone on your birthday now requires you to buy an ice cream cone and it will give you a child-sized scoop on top as an extra. That’s certainly not worth the $6 bus ride there and back.So I decided to stay in and I slept in till 1:30 waking up to feed the animals on their scheduled time.

I suppose I could actually get to work and do some of my outstanding tasks this afternoon if I decide not to go out. The backup plan of going to the casino for the all you can eat buffet also was a failure. The inexpensive one is still closed because of the pandemic and the other one is $50. No birthday deals.

The Mandarin doesn’t serve buffets on weekdays anymore thanks to the pandemic and I believe the weekend prices $40 so it’s not like the $12 lunch I’m used to there.

Deciding to stay in was my best option and I had only $50 to spend although I without a chocolate and I only bought groceries on Friday. I guess it was a stressful weekend.

When I went out to feed the pig stepped in shit. The day appeared to be getting all of my frustrations and problems out at once, which I considered a gift because it’s far better than having five shitty days in a row. Bring it on Universe!

The nap helped. When I woke up I went to check the mail and look at that, four $100 cheques. This was I assumed the univer

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