3.29.2007

Thoughts for Thursday - Ti(red)

Tomorrow is my birthday -- well, anti-birthday. I refuse to have a birthday this year. Theoretically.

As birthdays do, this one got me to reflecting upon the year past. It seems to me that the American culture in general has gone into hyperspeed. I don't think I'm the only person who feels that way, either.

How it affects me is that I do not have time (or energy) to reflect and think, and that in turn affects my quality of life. (I can even see a degradation in my blog posts over the past dozen months, from lengthy and rather complex to quick and dirty.) What to do to change the dynamic...? Answer is not clear yet.

First things first: I'm taking a few days off. I'll be doing some fun things to celebrate my anti-birthday (yes, you can still celebrate, even if it's an anti-birthday) and generally slacking.

So, see you soon. Until my next post, here is a link you might enjoy perusing.

19 comments:

Courtney said...

happy happy happy happy birthday litkit.
Maybe we should all form our own commune and grow food and read and write and make communal dinners.
That sounds nice.

Smithereens said...

Happy anti-birthday, LK! Enjoy your days off. If you find a way to slow down time, I sure could use it!

verbivore said...

I'd love to hear you write more about this idea of American culture going into hyperdrive...I have my own fixed opinions about the US (as a happy expat) and am always on the lookout for thoughful reflections by people who still live there.
Happy Anti-Birthday!

Stefanie said...

Happy anti-birthday! I know what you mean by the speed, it's a constant struggle, isn't it? Have fun celebrating!

Dorothy W. said...

Happy anti-birthday LK! Enjoy your rest. I agree with you about speed -- we need more time for slacking.

Dark Orpheus said...

Hello! Happy anti-birthday - well, it's the 30th over here. That makes you an Aries baby? Cool.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Happy Birthday! May your fondest wish come true.

iliana said...

Happy Anti-Birthday LK! Hope you enjoy your days off.

danielle said...

Happy Anti-Birthday--those are the sorts I have these days, too! Enjoy slacking--slacking's the best!

Andi said...

Happy un-birthday. I hope it's a wonderful one!

nova said...

I relate. Each year I feel more scattered, more chopped up, if that makes any sense.

Hope your anti-birthday gives you perfect calm and clarity. Have a good one!

Princess Haiku said...

Yes, but in Berkeley it depends on where you eat.

bhadd said...

Not Verbivore, she left US.

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Isabella said...

A very happy unbirthday to you!

Kirsten said...

Hope you had a great anti-birthday and are enjoying the time off :)

SFP said...

Happy anti-birthday, LK. I hope you enjoyed your time off.

charlotte said...

Belated anti-happy birthday wishes from me! Hope you celebrated in fine form and enjoyed some big-time slacking.

litlove said...

Very happy belated anti-birthday! I hope you are having a lovely time celebrating. Slack thoroughly and in full consciousness of doing so.

Bob Dylan said...

Hope you had a great birthday.