July 09, 2006

At Ralph's

. . . the young checkers are joking about the middle-aged. I can't help but smile. The clerk with the pierced nose looks up and says, "we couldn't be talking about you; you can't be more than 25 years old."

"Forty-four," I tell him.

"She's lying," he remarks to the boxboy.

"You want to see my ID? It's forty-four today," I respond.

The 50-ish man behind me says, "really? It's my birthday, too."

"July people rawk," I tell him. And I smile.

Posted by Attila Girl at July 9, 2006 07:16 PM | TrackBack

They allow tipping at Ralph's?
And pick-up lines?
I wonder if Sharon Stone still shops there...:-)

Posted by: Darrell at July 9, 2006 07:39 PM

"July people rawk," I tell him. And I smile

#4 Siobhan turned 19 yesterday, #2 Erin (mom o'twins) turns 25 Wednesday.

Yep, I'd say it rocks!

Happy happy b-day, AG!!

Posted by: Darleen at July 9, 2006 08:18 PM


Posted by: k at July 9, 2006 08:24 PM

Thank you. I know a lot of July people. In high school we were all divisible by three--except for my friend J, whose birthday was the 13th.

My half-sister was born on the 25th, a decade or so after I was.

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 9, 2006 08:56 PM

43 on the 21st. July people indeed. :)

Posted by: Desert Cat at July 9, 2006 09:06 PM

Happy Birthday to you. Etc. The gift got lost in the mail. Or was that the check? Hmm. Let me look. I was planning on sending you a dozen cats via FedEx, but somehow they wandered away...
Probably in search of a plot for your book.

Posted by: clyde at July 10, 2006 01:09 AM


Posted by: Attila Girl at July 10, 2006 01:24 AM

One question: Exactly WHERE are you located in the United States, since every post I put up is backdated 4 hours. Guam? Hawaii? Tokyo? Just curious. No way am I EVER up at 1:30 AM.

Posted by: clyde at July 10, 2006 04:54 AM

For example, it's 8:54 AM here in North Carolina, not 4:54 like your post says it is.

Posted by: clyde at July 10, 2006 04:55 AM

There should only be a three-hour difference. I'm in California, in the good old, God-fearing Pacific Time Zone.

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 10, 2006 05:22 AM

kmom? July 13. Friday the 13th, it was.

First ex-husband: July...26, I think.

Babycat: Right around DC's date. It was in 1984. If someone knows how to find the calendar for 1984, it would be on the Monday or Tuesday of that week.

I can narrow it down more, I think, with my old college transcript. I was groggy during my Philosophy class, due to my all-night midwifery, and that class was on a Monday or Tuesday. Monday, I think.

Posted by: k at July 10, 2006 08:34 PM

July 1984

Ignore those periods--there for placekeeping with LMA's system.

Posted by: Darrell at July 12, 2006 07:54 AM

Thanks Darrell! It looks like my Babycat was born on the 23rd. Two days after DC's b-day.

Hm. I may even pull out that transcript and double check.

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