Author: Autumn
•8/29/2008 01:14:00 AM
So it is officially my birthday. I am now 24, and will never be 23 again. How can something sound so old and so young at the same time? To me it does, even though I am quite content at this point to get older.

I was thinking about my actual birth the other day, and technically, all these years I have been living on the West Coast, I could have gotten away with celebrating August 28 instead.

I was born on a Wednesday, August 29 at 1:14 a.m. EST (EDT?) in Tennessee. I believe I was my mother's fastest and most painful birth, at four hours. She didn't even have time to yell for drugs and there I was.

I have at some point lived in all four time zones that cover the continental United States. And in half of them my birthday is August 29 and in the other half it is August 28. In Nebraska it would be 12:14 a.m. Central Time, which allows me to keep my birth date by a mere quarter of an hour.

In Idaho, where I went to college, my birthday would be August 28 at 11:14 p.m. Mountain Time. And in California and Washington, where I lived as a kid, it would be August 28 at 10:14 p.m. Pacific Time.

I think to really milk the situation, I should live on the border between the Central and Mountain time zones. That way I would be able to shift back and forth and have two birthdays. But in all honestly, I don't think I want to celebrate twice a year. Once is usually more than enough for me.
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Author: Autumn
•8/28/2008 10:55:00 AM
I have never been fully sold on the idea of marriage and me together. I have nothing against marriage as an institution. I have no problem with all my friends getting married; I have issues with Autumn Lee Hill getting married. But at 23, I am so young that I have plenty of time to see if I ever meet someone who will change my mind.

However, for now, I feel that the video accompanying this post is an accurate portrayal of how I imagine I would be feeling if I did get that close to matrimony right now. Plus it's hilarious and worth watching.

This is from my latest musical discovery, Stephen Sondheim's Company, this particular version was at a concert/tribute for him, and the main part is performed by the very talented Madeline Kahn. Enjoy.

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