My husband’s birthday was a week ago Friday and mine was Friday the 30th. Several friends share our Gemini traits as well, so birthdays have been on my mind lately. After my recent medical adventure (six weeks in the ICU), I am very grateful to have been able to have had this one.
Just as I’ve worked crossword puzzles and read obituaries since my teens, I also have a habit of looking at the celebrity birthdays listed in the local daily paper every day. I have to say, though, that of late my percentages of at least having heard of them, often having seen them in a role or singing some song or other, have dropped considerably. I used to recognize some 90% of the names involved. I’m lucky to be able to put a face to a name some 10% to 15% of the time nowadays. And those I do recognize are mostly older than I. Who are the rest of these people and why are they on the celebrity list? How’d they get in there? I’m clueless.
But some of the younger ones that I do recognize, I wish I didn’t. I mean, can Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Simpson just please go away? Ditto Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga as in ‘gag me with a spoon.’ Please don’t even mention Justin Bieber … what a spoiled brat! And then there's the drama queen who is in and out of rehab or jail so often, they’re considering putting in a revolving door just for her!
All the celebrities having birthdays this month, take a bow! And the same goes for every reader of The Herald who has a birthday celebration this month. Congratulations!