Happy Birthday

To. Me.

Moi.

I.

Not you.

Or her.

Or that guy.

ME.

Obnoxiousness comes with the day, sorry.

But so does pure excitement:

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OMFG I’M ON THE VERGE OF PARALYSIS

I know, I know. My birthday was a couple of days ago. But didn’t you hear? It’s a birthday season. And I’ve been celebrating since last Friday.

Funny Birthday Ecard: Let's celebrate your birthday as many times as celebrities celebrate themselves during awards season.

As I’ve become older, my birthdays have definitely become increasingly more to my liking. It’s mainly because my friends (not my parents) actually know what I love. For example, during senior year of college, my friends threw an “Undead” party for me where they lit a dorm room red, baked zombie cupcakes, and scared me by dressing up like a mummy.

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You can watch the video on Facebook here.

Looking back on celebrating such a day, I decided to share some old photos in order for you all to understand me a bit better. Over a laugh-filled Skype session, my sisters managed to help me find some rather hilarious photos. Let’s go back in time:

Amy’s 3rd Birthday:

The biggest 3 year-old you'd ever seen getting her own birthday. The golden years of living with Grandma, Grandpa and cousin Tina in San Francisco before being reunited with my family.
The biggest 3 year-old you’d ever seen getting her own birthday. The golden years of living with Grandma, Grandpa and cousin Tina in San Francisco before being reunited with my family. Soon I would discover that my birthdays would need to be shared.

Amy and Tammy Turn 6:

This change not only affected me of course, but as you can see from this photo, my clone, Tammy.
This change not only affected me of course.Β  As you can tell from this photo, my clone, Tammy, is not very happy (that’s our older sister Vera lurking in the background). Sorry beb, we gotta share this Simpsons-themed birthday together.

How to Blow Out Your Candles If You’re a Twin:

Step 1: Suck in as much air as you can like a friggin' maniac.
Step 1: Gear up for the big moment by inhaling as much air as you can like a friggin’ maniac.
Step 2: Be too busy being dramatic about making it the best thing ever and let your twin do the job without you.
Step 2: Be too busy being dramatic about the whole thing and let your twin do the job without you.

Damn. So close.

The ridiculous face I'm making in this photo is probably the beginning signs of me using humor as a coping mechanism for, in this case, missing out on extinguishing my shared birthday candle.
The ridiculous face I’m making in this photo is probably the beginning signs of me using humor as a coping mechanism for, in this case, missing out on extinguishing my shared birthday candle.

Here’s our 11th birthday:

I think that may have set me up for being less enthusiastic about cutting the cake with Tammy in years to come.
I think that may have set me up for being less enthusiastic about cutting the cake with Tammy in years to come. Having to hold the knife together annually just isn’t that effective. I am too cool for school with my two nasty 90s spaghetti-like “bangs.”

I haven’t shared a birthday with my sister in a few years because we haven’t lived in the same city since college. As nice as it is to get your own cake and presents, only your name on a poster, and have a party all for you–it’s just not the same. I haven’t mastered using a big knife to cut a cake on my own yet.

Well, I’m excited for year 26. Still in my mid-twenties, and still look like I’m seventeen. May more ridiculous things to share with you all come about!

This is Amy Hu signing off for February 21st, 2013.

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6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday

  1. It’s good to know you were just as ridiculous and awesome as a kid as you are now. πŸ˜€ A very merry birthday season to you, ma’am. I LOL’d in my office today for you. haha

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