24 Sounds Ugly // Birthdays

24 sounds like an ugly number…go ahead try saying it out loud. TWENTY-FOUR. There is no ring to it, or excitement. This could be due to other birthdays, and years having meaning where as this one falls flat. Ultimately, it doesn’t sound right.

“Sweet 16” is sweet for a reason… you learn how to drive. The aim is to attain your drivers license as soon as possible. Driving = freedom. That’s exciting!

Let’s fast forward to 19. When you turn 19 you become the legal drinking age in Canada. You no longer have to celebrate your birthday at PG locations: the movies, lazer tag, bowling – which can still be fun because they sell pitchers of beer – or by staying home. You have OPTIONS.

20 is exciting. You’re no longer a “teen”! There is some appeal here.

At 21 you’re legal to play roulette in Las Vegas…or straight-up gamble. Enough said.

I guess 22 isn’t that exciting either, or 23 to most people. Personally, 23 was my champagne birthday. Your champagne birthday is when your age matches the day you were born. For me this was January 23rd last year. I had the time of my life celebrating this one. Drinking mimosa’s – champagne and orange juice – at 7:30am on the Carleton University Ski and Snowboarding club bus to Mont Tremblant with friends was fantastic!

But 24…doesn’t seem glamorous. You’re a year away from 25 – a quarter of a century old – which is scary, yet exhilarating at the same time. Even 25 is more exciting.

The only thing I’ve got going for my birthday celebrations this year is our tentative girls-weekend-trip to Montreal. It is in the works, and if all goes well one of my best friends Christina will be GUEST BLOGGING about her travels from Toronto to Montreal as well as my b-day festivities. SO stay tuned!

I’m not entirely convinced about the big -2-4- but I know the girls and I will have a blast no matter what we’re doing, or who is watching us dance on top of speakers!

Christina & I dancing this woman off stage…

Christina & I…we fancy! 


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10 Responses to 24 Sounds Ugly // Birthdays

  1. ellejay613 says:

    I agree, 24 is not very exciting… I am dreading 26 just the same! For some reason I prefer odd numbered birthdays. 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 will even sound better!

    • Dee says:

      Bahaha! EXACTLY! There is definitely a sound to the number, or a feeling!! Looks like you and I will have to bring an interesting spark to our b-day’s this year. Montreal it is for me, but lets start brainstorming for yours as well! Lol

  2. rmv says:

    you’re insane. 24 is an amazing number.

    • Dee says:

      Do you really think so? I mean, it’ll be excited since we are going ahead with Montreal plans but other than that…it has been what we’re making it.
      Thanks for commenting!!

      – Daniela

  3. Emilia says:

    1) The 12th even number 2) Number of hours in a day 3) Number of ribs in the human body.
    4) Number of chapers in Homer’s Iliad 5) Number of chapters in Homer’s Odyssey
    6) Number of chapers in the Gospel of St. Luke 7) The 24th day of the year – January 24
    8) 24 carat gold means pure gold 9) 24 (2-4; a case of beer) 10) Gene Pitney’s – 24 Hours from Tulsa, reached Top 5 music chart in Britian. There are many more from math equations but I am not going to bore you with those.

  4. I obviously missed all the birthday fun here but I don’t think I ever gave much thought to the number 24 much. I found that 27 sounded quite old though, whereas 28 had an element of sophistication behind it.

    Who is the woman in the red dress in that picture on the left? She looks like she takes her dancing very seriously.

    • Dee says:

      I agree that 28 sounds more sophisticated, and as if the individual would be well-lived at that point in their lives…even though 27 is just a year short of 28.

      We don’t know that woman, but she does seem to be a dancer with a purpose.

      Thanks for reading!

  5. Dad says:

    Every Birthday is exciting especially all of them in the twenties. Life only comes around once so enjoy every year.I’m excited about the big 55th Birthday that I will be celebrating this September, although I look like I’m 24, Ha Ha!

    • Dee says:

      I knew your age not matching with your appearance was coming…I will actually be home to celebrate this year with you. We should do something exciting, and “young-like” together!

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