Holy fucking shit.
The tornado that ripped through middle Tennessee wasn’t even one month ago.
While the region was reeling, the global pandemic made its debut the day after the tornado with the first confirmed diagnosis in the state.
Now, I know many folks who showed up in droves to volunteer after the tornado are starting to test positive for COVID. I think this is largely due to the massive amount of good humans who showed the fuck up to help neighbors after a natural disaster. Since then, the Coronavirus has thwarted a lot of the efforts being made by organizations, supplies, volunteers, hard-hit businesses, etc.
But here we are in the throes of a global pandemic and we all have a fucking front row seat. My VIP ticket happened to include my first ever birthday in quarantine.
Since Rapegate, I would have been down to par-tay in isolation on past birthdays.
But not this year. Oh no. This is the first year where the bitch is baaaack to finding all things joy and ready to celebrate the entire
year month week day. So I did just that in spite of a fucking global pandemic. I celebrated my face off.
While the circumstances were not the most epically fabulous, my peeps far and wide celebrated with me. Boston Barbie had a bottle of champs with me via FaceTime and sent a pizza for supper.
Text messages and social media wishes kept a smile on my face.
First Mate tapped on my window and brought her own airplane sized bottle (is that what they are really called?) of fancy vino over and poured it into her own glass.
almost burnt down the Mini Manse baked my own gluten-free birthday cake. While it was not on the top ten (or top 100) sweets I’ve ever tasted, it went down the hatch like a charm (I think it was because of all the sprinkles). Please feel free to spoil my hips after this shitshow is over with all of the gluten-free goodies. I won’t hate it.
While I’m now certain I can star in my very own baking show of failures (waiting for the phone to ring cooking channel), my gal pal in Scotland came up with an acronym for “when all this is over” – WATIO – and posed the question on her Instagram.
What I want even more WATIO, is for you and your loved ones to be alive, healthy and ready to celebrate your faces off with me on my half birthday bash on September 25, 2020.
Until then, stay the fuck home. Let’s make my half birthday party go viral for reasons other than a worldwide pandemic.
Love ya, mean it.