Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Black Birthday - Essie Licorice


Today is my birthday. Another year older. I hate birthdays. I always have.

Example. When I turned 4 I had a birthday party. My parents brought in a cake and I blew out the candles - and promptly burst into tears. My mother asks, "What's wrong schnuckiputz??" and I wail in the response "I'M ONE YEAR CLOSER TO DYING!!!". That's when the video recording stops.

Another example. My 9th birthday I had a meltdown because I was "one year away from double digits". I'm pretty sure my parents had no idea what to do with me.

Every year now I have a mental breakdown on the day of my birth. I am just not good with getting older. But for all the anxiety it causes, I think I handle it pretty well. I have my one day of depressive emo morbidity, and then I get over it. So to "celebrate", I'm wearing black. Essie Licorice.


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26 comments:

emlocke said...

Me, too! In preparation for my 27th birthday last month, I read childhood diary entries from birthdays past. Every year I was having a fight with a friend, had a broken heart, was anxious or disappointed in some cosmic sense. I'd much rather celebrate someone else's birthday than my own. For you, I'm wearing a cheerful hot blue polish today (though I think Licorice is rad in that emo celebratory way.) Happy birthday!

Blubbchen said...

Happy Birthday (:

Andy said...

Happ0y Birthday! Don't get too down - life's pretty good really! My girlfriend said the other day that her son (age 14 now) always has a tantrum the night before his birthday - funny thing birthdays!

That liquorice looks good enough to eat by the way!

Myrna said...

Today is my oldest child's birthday, too! I love my own birthdays, but I mourn my children getting older. I miss having babies! Noah is turning 13 today. Have a fantastic day, kittytokaren!

Ya Gotta Hand It To Me said...

Happy birthday! And thanks for representing the short nail girls. It's so nice to see a blog that shows what a great palette short nails can be, too!

Grace said...

Happy birthday, and many more to come! So you're a little older than you were yesterday... At least your nails are fabulous!

flinty said...

Awww. At least your nails look hot in black.

Also: You posted the 1,000th post on the blog. :)

Lyolya said...

It is oh so beautiful though! Happy Birthday, anyway.

Lisa said...

kittytokaren, a favor: Think of the alternative to not having any more birthdays. You wouldn't be here and we wouldn't be enjoying your fun posts. Have a wonderful day!

Deborah said...

Even though you don't like the fact it's your birthday: congratulations! I am totally the other way around: I'm very annoying when my birthday is coming up.

תמר said...

happy birthday! love your nails!

Pink_Diamond said...

I love black nail polish:p its soo elegant:P

Alison said...

Happy Birthday! I've never tried Essie Licorice but it looks so awesome on your nails I think I will have to. I have loads of blacks already!

I am going through an emo nail phase too! This week I have sported OPI Unripened, Ink and Royal Rajah Ruby and I have just painted my nails with Chanel Black Pearl. I think dark polishes always look chic and elegant on short nails like yours.

Stephanie said...

Don't get too down. Your nails are looking fierce as hell.

hermetic said...

I also don't like my birthday, I pretend it's just a day like any other. Your nails look great. Oh, and still you get a happy birthday, even if you don't like it ;)

Honey_lili said...

Happy B-Day !!! At least you can tell yourself you've got a gorgeous mani ;)

Courtney said...

Awww, well Happy Birthday anyway! Your nails look completely fabulous (as always)! :-D

Piff said...

Happy birthday babes!

Katy said...

A mid-life crisis at 9, that's a new one. But I feel ya :(

faerieberry said...

Happy Birthday Kitty! and yay for 1,000 collective posts! I had a meltdown on my birthday at age 9 for the same reason. Then another one at 10, 12, 13, then 16. I just didn't want to grow up and lose my innocence. But now I enjoy all my years in the school of life. Plus, you European women age with so much grace. I want to be just like Catherine Deneuve!

Melissa at Silly Bee's Chickadees said...

Hope you had a great day!

marsha said...

Bless your heart! I have a friend that always gets depressed on her birthdays because on the day she was born, her mother said *I wanted a boy - take her back!* and they told this story on every one of her birthdays!

Your nails look great!

xoxo-Marsha

kittytokaren said...

Thank you to all of you!!!!

I was working all day on my birthday (until 2am - yuck) but seeing all of these lovely messages that were left for me has really touched my heart!!! :)

My one wish is that I could meet all of you in person and give you a big HUG!

k2k

PerdyClaws said...

I understand that anxiety, I do. But as someone said, the alternative is even worse and I guess that's why I have a problem with my birthdays. It started when I turned 20. :/
I still hope you had a good day. :)

Hugs!

Lucy said...

I'm so sorry you feel like that. I don't like them anymore. When your my age things arent' looking up! I always enjoyed my birthdays when I was growing up and having parties thrown for me. No more parties : o(. Happy Belated Birthday. (((hugs)))

Sandi said...

Hey, when you wake up every morning you're only one day older, only one day...even on your birthday. So just go for the cake and the party and don't worry about one day.

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