Tuesday, January 27, 2009

THE GRAMMARPHILE TURNS 28!


So I'm officially 28 today, which is kinda hilarious since I look young enough that I still get carded, yet my poor little over-stressed brain somehow feels way older than just 28 years.

Thank you sooooo much to everyone who sent in gifts of bad grammar--you'll see your pictures and submissions popping up over the next couple of weeks! :) And special thanks to Mama and Papa Grammarphile, who are giving me the best birthday gift EVER--the gift of BILFs! *squeal* (They're giving me an MLB.com subscription and baseball tickets to see some of my favorite baseball teams so that I can watch insanely hot baseball players all season long. Which means that, come April, I may never leave my house again--at least until the end of October--unless I'm going to an actual ballpark. Why the hell would I walk away from my computer when I could be watching hot ballplayers on the Phillies, Twins, Rays, Rangers, Braves, etc?)

One thing that happens to everyone at age 28 is that you're apparently in your Saturn Return phase...which is a time when Saturn helps you sort of push out the crap in your life that you shouldn't be doing and directs you toward your more important life goals. This bodes well for me in a way, as I'm certain that during my Saturn Return I'll finally have my novel finished (and then hopefully published), but it might also make me even more of a goofy, eccentric writer...so watch out! You've been warned. ;) The above picture was taken from a web site that explains the concept of Saturn Return. I think they meant to write sync in that second paragraph...I don't know what the hell "sinq" is (besides a silly spelling error, of course!).

OK, I'm gonna go enjoy my 28th birthday now by...going to work. Sigh. Do not want!

20 comments:

Carlos said...

Happy birthday to you!

mama grammarphile said...

Happy Birthday, my sweet little Grammarphile.
Love you.

Laura Payne said...

Happy Birthday Nikki.

Hope you have a great day and year.

Laura

The Punctuator said...

Many happy returns of the day, Grammarphile!

Dave said...

Interesting theory regarding the Saturn Return. You'll have to explain in more detail later as this sounds like good discussion material. Happy Birthday - and keep up the awesome work on RPI!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! :)

J. Alfred Proofreader said...

Happy Birthday, Grammarphile!

ChicagoLady said...

Happy Birthday! Ah, 28...I remember it well.

Mrs. X said...

Happy Saturn Return Birthday!! I'll be looking forward to that one this year as well. :)

I don't know about you, but to me "sync" looks a little more fun and exotic with a "Q", hehe!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Awww...thanks, guys! :) (And Mrs. X, I agree--it *does* look more exotic with a "q" on the end! But it also looks rather startling...I was staring at it like "WTF is THAT supposed to be?" for a moment before I figured it out, haha!)

sitboaf said...

Phillies win World Series.
Obama takes office.
Grammarphile turns 28.
Enjoy it while it lasts, cuz it's all downhill from here.
;)
Have a happy!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks, Sitboaf! ...The best birthday gift EVER is that as I type this, my Phillies are STILL the World Phuckin' Champions! *squeal* :)

Magnolia said...

Yay! Happy birthday!!

By the way, is it Saturn Return or Saturn return? My eye spots an inconsistency!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks, Maggie! And good eye--you're right, that web site was inconsistent with its capitalization! I think it's Saturn Return...but damned if I know for sure... ;)

Laura said...

Although I'm a diehard BoSox fan, I can't resist wishing you a happy birthday.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks, Laura! Even though my favorite AL East teams are the Rays and the Yankees (I know, I know, the freakin' Evil Empire), I've gotta say that Ellsbury's a hottie! ;) I don't mind him...if only the rest of the team was as cute! LOL.

LadyStyx said...

Happy Birthday!!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks, LadyStyx! :)

Bridgete said...

Happy Birthday!

I read it as "sing" at first, so I decided that "out of sing" is a new phrase that means something is a little off-key.

There's a misused "it's" in there too, by the way... =)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks, Bridgete! And I dig "out of sing"--has a nice ring to it! :)