Time flies...TOO fast. On our drive up to MN, we were playing "Name That Tune" to help pass the time. I got up to 27 pts. and said "Hey! That's how old I am!"
To which Jim replied, "Last year, that's how old you were."
"I know," I said, and with GREAT emphasis proceeded to explain. "Last year...in December...I turned 27."
"You were born in 1981 and in December 2010 you will be 29." said Jim, very matter of fact. It's his gift. :/
And without skipping a beat, I screamed "NOOOOOOoooooo!" And we laughed with tears in our eyes for the next few miles. I know, not safe while driving (in a windy rainstorm, no less)
I'm not even joking. I really thought I was 27 and was mortally wounded to hear I was GOING to be 29 on my next birthday. *sigh*
Here's another back-up story to prove this isn't the first time this has happened.
I visited Jim's office in the maintainence bldg. last spring. And my friend, Jamie had noted her birthday on the calendar. She wrote "Jamie's 26th Birthday" sometime in May.
"Jamie!" I exclaimed. "I thought you were younger than I am! We're the same age...in May, you'll be 26, and I'm 26 now, so we'll be the same age for 7 months. Then, I'll be 27 in December."
Jamie wasn't so sure. "Aren't you 27 now?"
"No." I replied as matter-of-fact as Jim might. "I'm 26. I'm sure of it."
Then Jim walked in the room.
"I'm 26, right Jim?" I tried to confirm.
"No, Sarah. You're 27."
"WHAT?! You're kidding me!" I really need to keep up with my birthdays.