September 11


Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing well. 9/11 will always be a bittersweet day for me. Today I’m celebrating my 35th birthday with family. Yikes, yea 35 is here…one of the ages I didn’t think I’d ever reach! I hope 35 is a year of many changes, especially in my career and life in general. I don’t feel well today but I’m going to take some meds in a bit. I keep thinking about the “Sex and the City” episode when the girls go to Atlantic City to gamble for Charlotte’s 35th birthday. Like me, she had mixed feelings about turning 35. It just seemed like a scary time for her! She felt young and old at the same time. I couldn’t find the episode but I thought this one was funny. I couldn’t resist not including the theme song!

I remember the times when my parents let me have friends over for my birthday. They would let the neighborhood girls spend the night. They would sometimes have my birthday parties at local pizza places. The homemade cakes and three-flavored ice cream are still unforgettable. My favorite cake as a kid was the marble chocolate cake my mom or grandma made. Ahh, to go back to being a kid instead of going to work and paying bills. My parents were right when they said to quit trying to act like an adult too soon because I wasn’t going to like it that much. OK I’ll admit it…I don’t always hate it! A thank you goes out to my blogging buddy, Tracy for mentioning my birthday here.Β 


I’ll never forget my birthday 15 years ago when I turned 20. It seems like everyone remembers September 11, 2001 like it just happened a few days ago. In case you want to check it out, me and others from around the world told our stories to a news web site in London called Metro. You can check it out right here.Β 

Where and what were you doing on 9/11/01? I was a sophomore at New Mexico State at the time. I was getting ready for class until I saw and heard what was going on via the alarm clock radio and TV. Needless to say, my classes and birthday were canceled that year. I spent my 20th birthday watching the news all day and night. I’ve always had a sweet tooth but that tragic day was an exception. We’ll never forget the day.

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  1. Enjoy your birthday, we remember that day to honour the dead, if we don’t get on with our lives then their deaths meant nothing. The financial markets didn’t crash and life went on so wishing you a lot more birthdays to celebrate.

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  2. We can still celebrate birthdays as we get older. Each year, we are happy that we made it this far. You can either get older or die young. Getting old looks like the better option to me! Make some more memories! Happy Birthday girl.

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  3. I’ve been a Bears fan since I was a kid, but I can’t stand Cutler. Teddy Bridgewater is an alum of my school, so I’m now following the Vikes more. Broke my heart when he blew out his knee. πŸ˜•

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  4. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ Oh yea I remember David Koresh. I was 12 when that happened. I have a friend with the same birthday as you. I’m thinking of calling in tomorrow.


  5. Thanks Amiga! Honestly, I don’t do anything special to my skin. I just wash It in the shower. I need to stop sleeping with makeup on though…especially now that I’m 35! Sometimes I’m just too lazy to take it off.

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  6. Happy Birthday sweetie! 35 is a good age for women. they are definitely “women” at that age and their “exotic” really starts to come out at that age.

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  7. Happy Birthday Lisa.

    I was working at the circulation desk of a medical school. I felt so bad that the first year anatomy exam was not cancelled. It still bothers me to write a due date of 7/11/xx in books. We will never forget.
    35 was a good year for me. Have a great year.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Lisa! Wish I was only 35! On that fateful morning 15 years ago, I was preparing breakfast for guests at our bed & breakfast inn in St. Louis. It was through a guest who’d come down for breakfast that I heard about the attacks on the Twin Towers.

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  9. I know several folks who share their birthday with this tragic event. So sorry for that, Lisa. Hope you look for ways to find the joy ! Happy Birthday. ☺

    I was working at a hotel in 2001 when the Today show coverage came on at 9 am. in the lobby. Guests evacuated their rooms, many were on business from their homes in NYC, scrambled to rent cars to get home when the airlines were grounded. Buildings all over town that were higher than 5-6 stories sent occupants home. I had just dropped my first born off at college, was desperate to get the whole family together. Horrifying memories that still haunt us all. Forever changed.

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  10. Happy birthday! Fifteen years ago I was watching my 16 month-old daughter play in the sunlight of our living room in NY state as the Today show announced the plane had struck the first tower. I watched in horror as the second plane hit and cried for the people and my daughter and all her little friends that would grow up in a world that would never be the same again.

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  11. Thirty-five is a great birthday to be. You could be older, lol! Trying to lighten your mood.

    I, too, now share a birthdate which every year is now known for something bad happening – February 28. The siege of the Branch Davidian Compound began on my birthday. You might be too young to remember it (February 28, 1993) but check it out on Google. Who knows, it’s probably on YouTube now. Every year afterwards they would have a wreath draped with a black ribbon on it outside my office building on that day and somber law enforcement personnel standing guard. I don’t know if they still do since in recent years, I began taking the day off the day of my birthday.

    Happy birthday, Lisa. You were given life on that day which is still a day for which to be thankful. That’s what I try to remember about my birthdate now.

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  12. I was still working on 9/11. I called in sick that day because of my pain levels. Then sat in front of the TV all day and cried. Missed the next day of work, too.

    “Birthdays are stupid,” said every old person. It’s all downhill from here, amiga. Better get a sled or maybe a skateboard, since it hardly ever snows in El Paso. I’m waiting for my magic carpet.

    You don’t have to worry. With that skin, you’ll never look old. Feliz CumpleaΓ±os! πŸ˜€

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