January 17th, 2005 by Editor B

My birthday. 38 is the first number I’ve hit that sounds old to me. And given my game knee, which doesn’t feel any better after two days of rest, I’m feeling kind of old too.

Today is also Martin Luther King Junior Day, but of course MLK was born on January 15th, not the 17th. You know you’ve arrived at icon status when they celebrate your birthday on a different day each year.

Benjamin Franklin was born on this day, as well as Al Capone and Muhammad Ali and Vidal Sassoon and Eartha Kitt and James Earl Jones and Jim Carrey and Kid Rock and lots of other famous people. Ladan and Laleh Bijani were born on this day, seven years after me. They died in 2003. That kind of puts thngs in persepective.

5 Responses to “XXXVIII”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  2. MF Says:

    Here’s a second happy birthday!
    I feel like my body is totally falling apart lately — maybe I’ll have to start exercising or something! :(

  3. Mark Says:

    See a Dr about the knee. If you haven’t already.

  4. lemming Says:

    Wishing you many happy returns of the day.

  5. b.rox » Blog Archive » XLIV Says:

    […] Martin Luther King, Jr., was not born on the 17th of January — but I was. MLK was born of the 15th. So was Drew Brees. Unlike Drew and I, the celebration of MLK’s birthday floats around. That’s how you can tell he reached a slightly higher level than most mortals. In fact he’s the only American to be honored with a national holiday who wasn’t a president. As for Drew, he won the Superbowl. I’m just happy to be alive. I’m 44 years old today. My birthday only coincides with MLK Day when it falls on a Monday, which I would guess is approximately every seven years. The last time this happened was in 2005. […]

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