It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…

I am a huge advocate for all sorts of birthday celebrations. I see nothing strange or unusual in using the entire month of one’s cumpleaños for a series of fabulousness of any scale. A barbecue? A boat party? Brunch? A night on the town? A spa day? Happy hour(s)? A dinner party? A toga party? An all-night fetish themed dance party?

Yes, please.

And to this end I have quite a  history of birthday shenanigans. However, for the past two years, I have found myself spending my actual birthday working a twelve-hour day encompassing a full day of teaching and the always popular, Back-to-School night.


It is a tradition at this time of the year. Along with a variety of other things that I really like, the change in the weather, the Autumnal Equinox, a new year for those of us on the academic calendar. That I have been at school since 7:15 a.m. this morning has been totally ameliorated by the following things:

  • Birthday greetings that began in Australia (Hey Lou!) and finished in Hawaii (Leone!) and encompassed friends in more than six countries, a dozen states.
  • A series of voice mails that started with mom (of course!) and ended with Max and Sammy W. (Ooh La La! Cha Cha Cha!!)
  • A Back to School night that exceeded my expectations (everyone wanted to talk about my shoes!)
  • And a really big birthday card….

Andy Williams, your time of the year hasn’t got shit on mine.

Just saying.


About Amanda

I am repatriating expatriate trying to work it all out. Well, to work some of it out anyhow. I am writing here for sanity, focus and general over-sharing.
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2 Responses to It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…

  1. Linda Neil says:

    Here’s another birthday wish from your friends in Lake Tahoe! Belated or not, we love Amanda and are glad our corner of the world was touched by her!
    The Corwin and The Neil Families!

  2. Lesley says:

    Feliz cumple from México! Hope it’s a great day.

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