Birthday Facts

January 9th

Birthstone: Garnet
Flower: Carnation
Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

475 – Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople
1788 – Connecticut becomes 5th state
1984 – John Lennon releases “Nobody Told Me”

Famous Birthdays

1913 – Richard Milhous Nixon
1941 – Joan Baez
1955 – J.K. Simmons
1967 – Dave Matthews
1960 – Severus Snape (this one’s the best)

Not So Famous Birthdays


Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is the 27th anniversary of my escape from the womb!

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My birthday is a pretty big deal to me. After all, it’s the only day of the year where I can celebrate myself. It’s the only day the whole year where it’s a celebration of me and nothing else. No Easter bunny, no Christmas trees, no Jack-O-Lanterns… It’s all about me!

You know you feel the same way about your birthday, too. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with relishing in a day where it’s all about you. It is, after all, just one day.

There’s nothing grand or exciting planned for today. Josh is working, so it’s just me & Nellie. I’m planning on going out, maybe spending a gift card I got for Christmas, buying some brake pads, coming home and getting dinner ready.. Not terribly exciting. But that’s okay. My brother & his girlfriend are coming in to town this week and I’m excited for that!

So that’s it. This blog post is really just to make you aware that it’s my birthday. You may carry on with your day. Someone please eat a cupcake or something for me? Thanks!