October 27, 2004

October 27 1980

As of 2030 (8:30PM) EST, I will be 24 years, 288 months, 1,252 weeks, 8,766 days, 210,384 hours, 12,623,051 minutes, or 757,383,072 seconds old. Yep, I was born 24 years ago today, and where I am now? It is a question I ask frequently of myself, not just on my birthday, but it seems even more important today.
Well, blah, actually birthdays aren't really that big a deal to me anymore. Especially as I have spent 3 out of the last 4 elsewhere besides home. But it was fun playing with the age calculator.


Garrison Steelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Wish there was a way to send you a cake. ;) I hope you're feeling better than you have been, though. Big B-Day hugs for you!


liz said...




Lucys5Cents said...

Oh a Big Old HAPPY BIRTHDAY SGT LIZZIE! How we wish we could send you some scrumptuous cake and ice cream because 24 is a pretty good year as I recall and you should enjoy the heck out of it.

Instead of cake, here's some other food for thought, a walk down History Lane:

YOU share a birthday with some famous historic people like: Scotland's explorer & Captain James Cook (b. 1728)& the 26th U.S. president (guess?0 -- Theo. Roosevelt (b. 1858).

On YOUR birth date in history the U.S. Navy was established (1775).
The DuPont Company introduced a new synthetic yarn that revolutionized the world -- 'nylon' -- in 1938 on Oct. 27.
And since you like history so much, imagine this: on this date in 1941 the Chicago Daily Tribune printed their editorial downplaying any possibility of the U.S. going to war with Japan: "Even our base at Hawaii is beyond the efective power of her [Japan] fleet." Wonder if that editor was fired 41 days later (Dec. 7, 1941, "the Day of Infamy.")

But on a lighter note, since you may want to 'virtual party' in your sick bed, just think of this: the top of the music charts on this date in history spinning back to:
1959 (way before your time) Mack the Knife -- Bobby Darin [probably even too old for your parents!]
1967 To Sir With Love -- Lulu [where is she now?]
1983 All Night Long -- Lionel Richie (every prom song for eternity)
1991 Emotions -- Mariah Carey

Hey, get well and celebrate each day!

Mummy said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Love Mummy
and Rebecca
and Rachel
and Sarah
and Grace
and Tavia
and Bran

We all Love you and look forward to celebrating your next Birthday WITH you!!!!

JUST A MOM said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! My older girls are 23 and 25, and let me tell you they have not seen in their life time what you have, I am sure of it. Be proud! And dream of what you will do for birthdays to come. Hope your feeling better. Sorry It is late to write. Hang in there girl.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! God love ya, and thank you so much for your service. What a wonderful person you are. I just found your blog, and I'm so glad.
Mary-Margaret Goff
Bisbee, Arizona, USA

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Sarge!

Stay safe, and God bless!

Prodigal Son said...

and she yells at me 4 tellin one of our civilians that it was her bday .. of course it took me awhile to realize that it was (i remembered that nite and emailed lizzie personally) .. geesh sum ppl just jump to conclusions, dont even ask :p
seriously Happy Happy Lizzie! *HUG*

Eric said...

The year I turned 24 was my most memorable year in the Army.