Have you ever seen one of the Mr Bean skits where he goes for a birthday meal on his own, writes a birthday card to himself and then pretends to be surprised when he opens it?
That's very close to something I have done.
Whilst browsing through Etsy a few weeks ago, I came across a really cool hand crafted birthday card with the late Notorious B.I.G on it.
If you didn't know Biggie Smalls is one of my favourite rappers, now you know.
I had to get one of those cards. Knowing it would be rude to ask family members or friends to buy one for me, I opted to - in true Mr Bean fashion - buy one for myself.
As you can see below, the image on the front of the card has Biggie's head wearing a crown. Quite fitting considering what is happening later this week, if I say so myself.
Below the iconic image of Biggie wearing a crown, albeit in cartoon form, are the words 'Birthdays was the worst days' which is a line from his song - Juicy - which is the song that introduced me to Biggie when I saw its music video on Yo! MTV Raps in late 1994.