So every year, I celebrate my birthday. Most people do I guess (except Jehova’s Witnesses…they don’t celebrate diddly-squat!).
But this year in particular, I have a bit of a problem. My birthday comes TWICE! Yes, let me explain.
I was born on the East Coast of the United States at 8:32PM (according to my birth certificate). So every year I officially ring in my birth date at 8:32PM. However, because I am in Australia this year, 8:32PM will arrive 14 hours ahead of my official birth time. Of course, I can celebrate when it becomes 8:32PM here in Melbourne, but that means I’ll be an entire 14 hours early if I were to count my official life minutes from the East Coast.
So at 8:32PM, on Tuesday, October 23, in Melbourne, Australia, I will turn 21. And then, at 10:32AM, October 24, in Melbourne, Australia, I will once again turn 21 based on an accurate time shift from my official birth location. What a predicament this is! WHAT TO DO?!