Today is my 10,00th day alive. How do I know? There is a website that calculates it for you. Pretty big day huh? Supersedes any birthdays really. Probably buy myself a carrot cake after work. Go all out.
To recap my 10,000 days on earth thus far here are my top 10 days alive. They are in no specific order.
The Day I Met My Mom
Very important day. It was the middle of February, 1989 in the middle of a snow storm. I had heard so much about her, felt like I had known her for months already. Ice and sleet on the roads my father fishtailed at every turn. He ran each red light he approached but my mom didn't get upset with him this time due to how badly she wanted to meet me. Then, in the calm of a well lit and beige room, at 8:30 pm we met. She was exhausted from the car ride and somehow managed to work up quite a sweat for on a cold February night. I was naked and illiterate. It was a big day. Kick started my entire life really.
*some of these facts may be wrong on account of not being alive
The Day Danny Burns & I Beat Javanoid in June of 2003
Danny and I spent like a full day in his basement. Crowded around the big old white computer monitor playing this game. We took turns every time someone lost a life. When we finally got past the last level and won we literally jumped up and down in celebration. Then we ran upstairs and through his house to let his family members know we won. Then we went outside, both doubled up on the electric scooter that had just been invented and rode around the block celebrating. Fucking awesome day.
I texted Danny to get his thoughts on the day and he doesn't remember it at all. How about that? I'm chalking it up as a top ten day of my life and he doesn't remember it.
The Day I Got My Drivers License
The Day My Hockey Team Won the State Championship
I know talking about this now is a loser thing to do. Like the kid who wears his letterman jacket at any point past high school but in that moment, on that day, it was fucking awesome.
We woke up and wrote State Champs 2007 all over my car before the game because we were such cocky little shits. Drove into the parking lot celebrating like we had already won. Made a big scene of it. Then went onto the ice and won. Got to do the big time celebration on the ice. Our coach brought us sparkling apple juice so we could do the champagne celebration in the locker room. We went out as a team to eat and then drank that night. Was definitely a very happy day.
The Day Luke, My Little Brother was Born
The Day I Got My Braces Off
At the time if felt like I wasn't a kid anymore. Wasn't a middle schooler anymore. I licked my teeth for about an hour straight. They were so slimy. Thrilling.
April 30th, 2011
This was a Saturday in college where we woke up hungover, fell asleep drunk and had a ton of escapades in between.
Here is how the day went.
July 28th, 2012
Home Coming Football Game in High School
I don't remember this day exactly but I have to think it was a pretty good day. Nothing compares to the buzz of Fridays in High School. Everyone has a pep in their step. Even the teachers. Especially at the beginning of the year when the seniors are super excited to be seniors. When everyone is back in school with their friends again. Our school played music during lunch. The football team wears there jerseys. Cheerleaders wear their jerseys. What's everyone doing after the game? Who's coming over? Who's got beer? How are we going to get beer? Thursdays in college were fun but they didn't have the same buzz that Fridays in High School had.
December 27th, 2015
Because look how happy I am in this video.
I like the Yankees, watching TV shows and talking about stuff.
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