December 5, 2003


A few facts:

-The night I was born my mom couldn't wait for the elevator in the hospital so she sprinted up four flights of stairs. She was only in labor for 20 minutes. I've been compulsively punctual ever since.

-The night I was born I became Christopher Mathew. That's right - only one "t" in Mathew. Why, you may ask? I was born in South America. Despite the fact that my parents were both American, my name had to be Spanish, translatable into English. I was born Cristobal Mateo. When doing the translation, my dad forgot to add the extra "t". I still give him a hard time for this.

-The night I was born, the doctors in the hospital kicked my dad out so my mom could get some rest. Supposedly there was much drinking and celebration with their other American friends.

-That night was exactly 31 years ago. My god...31 years...

Posted by Chris at December 5, 2003 7:54 AM

oh my god.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I completely FORGOT! damnit. I'll have to think of something special.....

Posted by: Jessica at December 5, 2003 8:02 AM

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday ddddeeeaaaarrrr Chris
Happy Birthday to you!

Posted by: Krush at December 5, 2003 8:21 AM

Happy happy Birthday!

Posted by: Annessa at December 5, 2003 8:22 AM

Happy Birthday. And while you are updating don't forget your age in the sidebar. Don't worry, 31 is still pup status.

Posted by: wlfldyz at December 5, 2003 8:23 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: jen at December 5, 2003 8:33 AM

Happy Birthday Chris!

Posted by: jdiddy at December 5, 2003 8:38 AM

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a good day for much drinking and celebrating again :)

Posted by: Alicia at December 5, 2003 8:39 AM

the night i was born, my mom demanded my dad return her clothes, because she changed her mind and wanted to go home. no labor, no baby, please.

that was exactly somethingsomething years ago tomorrow.

happy birthday, homeslice.

Posted by: kelly at December 5, 2003 8:57 AM

Have a great birthday!!

Posted by: Kimmie at December 5, 2003 9:00 AM

Just to be different, I'll say it in French....
Joyeux Anniversaire ;) Hope you have an awesome day :)

Posted by: Jaded Angel at December 5, 2003 9:31 AM

Happy happy birthday, Chris. You don't look a day over 30.

Posted by: Buzz at December 5, 2003 9:48 AM

¡Feliz cumpleaños, Chris!

Posted by: Annie J. at December 5, 2003 9:52 AM

They say it's your birthday...da na na na na na na na.

Posted by: Busy Mom at December 5, 2003 10:28 AM

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Posted by: Empress at December 5, 2003 10:31 AM

Happy Birthday old man!! ;)

May this year bring you and yours the best memories yet!

Posted by: don at December 5, 2003 10:51 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: boots at December 5, 2003 10:56 AM

happy birthday buddy ol' pal! hope it's a great one!

Posted by: tiffanie at December 5, 2003 11:39 AM

Snow and a birthday?? Some people have all the luck..

Happy birthday, toots.

Posted by: Marie at December 5, 2003 1:41 PM

L'Anniversaire heureux, Chris!

Posted by: katherine at December 5, 2003 1:51 PM

Today is Margaret Cho's birthday too. I keep finding more interesting things that happen on this day!

Posted by: Alicia at December 5, 2003 4:18 PM

Wow. You're old. Just kidding...Haha. Happy Birthday, and enjoy the snow for the Texans who go to bed dreaming about it.

Posted by: Sarah at December 5, 2003 4:18 PM

Happy Birthday

Posted by: shelli at December 6, 2003 10:09 AM

I'm just now getting online after a few days away...sorry for being late on the birthday news! Hope you had a great one. :)

Posted by: Zandria at December 7, 2003 9:53 AM

Shit!! I missed it!!
happy Belated birthday babe!!

Posted by: Sonia at December 7, 2003 1:59 PM