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December 9th, 2004

Random Birthday Memories

Every so often I find that a date has come and I recognize it as somebody’s birthday. The thing is, I’m terrible at remembering birthdays, for the most part, without some sort of automated help. But when these random birthdays pop into my head, they’re always for people I’m long out of touch with. For instance, today I remembered that tomorrow will be a friend from high school’s 30th birthday, but I haven’t seen or talked to this person in four years. And in the six years prior to that, we only talked twice.

Even stranger, a couple of years ago on August 1st it hit me like a brick. “It’s Brett’s birthday.” Just out of nowhere. Thing is, Brett was my best friend in fifth grade and I haven’t talked to him in 15 years.

Do you have any birthdays that are permanantly ingrained in your memory, even though the people aren’t people you’re close to anymore?

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FROM: Heather
DATE: Thursday December 9, 2004 -- 11:25:33 am
I remember that September 5th is the birthday of a boy I had a HUGE crush on in 9th grade.
The sad thing about that is there are times when I can't remember when my husband's is...

FROM: jk
DATE: Thursday December 9, 2004 -- 7:56:24 pm
It's funny that you mentioned this today; yesterday was the birthday of a little sister of mine from my college sorority whom I have not spoken to in over 10 years. It's definitely permanently recorded in my brain, partly because the day before was my mom's.

Maureen had probably a 2.5 GPA but is filthy rich as a buyer for QVC. Proof that your college grades don't matter.

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