On Sunday, after going to and playing at a 40th birthday party the night before, Jim said wasn't it odd that one never got to find out what a birthday was like in a different season. He suggested that we pick "Unbirthdays" to celebrate in 2007. He then proceeded to write a script to select them randomly.
I got Decemeber 7th so its over a year to my unbirthday! At first I rejected it (our wedding anniversary is on the 2nd of Decemeber so it seemed a bit close) and then I got June 7th, exactly 6 months different. I took the hint and stuck with the first suggestion, next year I'll be celebrating my unbirthday on December 7th and Jim's is on November 6th.
That morning this was outside (though I've only just taken its picture and its deflated a bit)
My 7th birthday was horrid. The Sunday before I'd stepped on a rusty nail (Kidney 1 if you know your acupunture points). I had tetanus jabs on the days on either side of my birthday. I remember there was an ominous red streak up my leg showing severe infection. Looking at what K1 is used to treat I think I can confirm that having a rusty nail in it brings on quite a lot of those things - I had so many nosebleeds as a child and it was only when I had acupuncture in my 20s that they stopped...
I did the picture above before thinking about what to write here. I thought of it as bamboo being reflected in water. Looking at the reference I found for K1 its described as
"Wood Point on Water Meridian"On Monday over at Reluctant Nomad's blog I saw that he had used a webpage that calculates one's death day. I suggested that he celebrate his death day every year. His is Decemeber 8th. Incidentally if you try it do experiment with mode - put in saddistic and see what it says!
If you would like to have an unbirthday to celebrate in 2007 Jim has now created a page to work one out for you!