I'm not embarrassed about my age; I turn 63 years old today. No real motto for today, but I do feel that it's gotta be a better year than the previous one was. :) (But isn't that always the case?) In a lot of ways, the previous year was one that had some good times, bad times, and saw a few health problems crop up. But like I said, there were some great moments scattered among the rough patches. I like to think that I am a bit better of a person for it and all. The year saw various ups and downs in my life, but *that is life*. That's how it works.
So, what was 1955 like? Well, a lot of stuff happened in 1955.
The Wikipedia page on events in 1955 gives a good account of what happened during the year.
It was a terrific year for books as well, as evidenced by this list of Most Popular Books of 1955 found on the Goodreads site. So many great titles published during that year. No wonder I turned out to be an avid reader! :)
For some of the musical stuff that was going on back in 1955, check out this good link.
Some of the movies from that year include Bad Day at Black Rock directed by John Sturges, The Blackboard Jungle directed by Richard Brooks, East of Eden directed by Elia Kazan, one of my favourite films of all-time, Kiss Me Deadly directed by Robert Aldrich, Disney's Lady and the Tramp, The Night of the Hunter directed by Charles Laughton, Rebel Without a Cause directed by Nicholas Ray, The Rose Tattoo directed by Daniel Mann, The Seven Year Itch directed by Billy Wilder, and of course, To Catch a Thief directed by Alfred Hitchcock, to name but a few.
Lots of good stuff the year of my birth.
I'm not planning on doing anything special to celebrate my birthday this year, although I'll be spending some time (hopefully) with a few friends and family. I'll likely not go out to dinner tonight somewhere, but the extent of my celebrating will involve a bit of Chinese food (maybe) and possibly some chocolate cake of some sort. Might see some Black Forest cake on the weekend to come, but that remains to be seen. No Bailey's Irish Cream this year, but possibly a beer (or two). So I'm not going to indulge too much. (Besides, if I can't have a bit of cake or whatever on my birthday, when can I, I ask you?)
Anyway, I hope that I'm a better person in the coming year, and I hope that I get a bit of happiness, good health, peace and prosperity for the coming year as well. Oh, and some love or romance would be nice, too. :)