Actor Robert Gant turns 55 today. Best known for his role on the original “Queer As Folk”, Mr. Gant is holding up quite well as he reaches his eligibility for AARP.

Robert and I share the same birthday and for the last few years I’ve wished him a happy birthday on the social media and he’s responded in kind.

I really don’t know how I’ve reached 55 so quickly. I was struggling with the double digits earlier this week but I’m good with it now. The family took me out to dinner last night and we had some carrot cake and I opened a couple of very nice gifts.

My husband and I are going out on a date night tonight. I’m looking forward to the birthday celebration continuing through the weekend.

My focus on the number 55 evokes memories of high school when two very old teachers were photographed for the yearbook while exchanging cards proclaiming they were now eligible for 10% off their purchase on Tuesdays at the local Ames Department Store. They had grey hair but were full of smiles.

Kinda like me today.