So last week was my brother’s birthday, so I called, and left a message on his machine: “Happy 49th birthday!” Foreshadowing: he was born in 1961.
So later I get him on the phone, and we talk, and then we hang up, and then 10 minutes later he calls back to say “I just heard your message, and I’m only 48.”
“Good,” I say, “That means I’m only 46.”
Okay, so then I realized, I thought I was 46 all last year, but now I’m 46 again, sort of. Did I miss being 45? Did I gain an extra year? Feels weird.