Tuesday, June 13, 2017

On Sharing My Divorceaversary

Tomorrow, June 14, is Flag Day (here in the USA).

As seen on "House of Cards."
On a more personal note, tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of my divorce.

I'm in a good place.

I was planning on celebrating my divorceaversary and whatnot.

With cake, perhaps.
But then I found out what else June 14 is.

It's Donald Trump's birthday.

Dammit. Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.

I realize that I only got divorced a year ago.

I know that June 14th has been Trump's birthday for much longer than that. Hell, it's been Trump's birthday for longer than it's been Flag Day.

But I've been planning to mark this milestone for a whole year. A year since I signed the papers ending a long and once-successful marriage. A year since the judge scolded me for not requesting child support (knowing that I'd spend more trying to get it than I'd ever actually receive). A year since I was able to post a life event on Facebook.

It's been a hell of a year, Drunkards. There's been good, there's been bad, there's been terrible. But I've owned it. And I'm (mostly) proud of it.

So yeah, I'm a little upset to discover that I have to share my day with someone I dislike and distrust as much as the current POTUS.

On the other hand...

Tomorrow is also Boy George's birthday.

Whatever he is doing to his skin,
I want to do to my skin. FLAWLESS.

It's also the birthday of Che Guevara, the man who launched a thousand T-shirts.

And also the day that women in Norway got the right to vote (in 1907).

So the day is not a total washout.

I'm still going to celebrate my divorceaversary on June14.

And I'll simply ignore the birthday that inconveniently falls on the same day.

Priorities, baby.

I'll be drinking a very small bottle of very expensive vodka, probably. Join me - in spirits or simply in spirit.

Your good vibes, as they have ever been, will be much appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. For two days I've been radiating good vibes your way so it's past time I put them into words.
    Your divorceaversary--like your birthday--is your day regardless of what other events fell or fall on the same day. It would be understandable if you had some mixed feelings about it. I bet most of us feel the same way about our birthdays. It's natural to have mixed feelings about being born even after helping Clarence get his wings, but that's another story.
    Enjoy your day. It only comes once a year.
    Today is Friday. Enjoy that too. We only get one of those a week.


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