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Monday, January 4, 2010

Celebrating My Twenty-Ninth Birthday

Friday I celebrated my 29th birthday! I've been looking forward to this birthday for over a year because it means I am just that much closer to the magical age of 30 when others will take me seriously based on my age. I'll be all grown up and mature--or at least that is what others will think. That is if I quit being carded for spray paint at the Wally World.

As my chiropractor said as I lifted my face off the tissue paper last week after he adjusted my back, "You know, having an oily face is a good thing, because it means you'll age slower."

Yah, well it also means that you still break out in zits thankyouverymuch.

Seeing as my birthday also falls on New Years Day, the same day most people traditionally declare resolutions, I can't find a good reason to go along with what could be the number one goal of most people: Go On A Diet.

Besides the fact that I don't like to follow anything where the first three letters are "DIE", I also automatically forfeit that goal when my birthday cake is presented to me. Or should I say birthday cakeS? That's right ladies and gentlemen...I had three birthday cakes this year.


As I said, there is no point in making New Years Resolutions in the dieting department over here.

I had a grand birthday party with my friends also after celebrating with my family. We ate homemade quesadillas on Donna's new quesadilla maker (just under $20 at Target--yes, I bought one the next day).

Then we watched The Princess Bride in Donna's cozy theater. By the way, the Cliffs of Insanity look more insane on Blu-Ray. Inconceivable. (Andie got me the Princess Bride Book, which is also probably the only book I'll read all year.)

I had a wonderful birthday Friday spending time with my family and celebrating with my friends. We laughed, we talked, we shot marshmallows across the living room, Donna's husband flew helicopters in the house, I caught Andie shying away from the camera.

I also caught Andie taking photographs of me blowing out my candles on two cakes at once. But not until after I'd gotten home.

But that's what she gets for stealing our friend LaShawn's famous look.

You wouldn't know that though since I've neglected to post LaShawn posing so. I only know that because I just sifted through thousands of photos on my computer so I could show you an example and couldn't find a single one. Just take my word for it.


Gloria said...

LOL So glad you had a Happy Birthday girl! May you have many, many more!

The Durham Family said...

Yeah for your positive attitude! I think 30+ is fabulous...and people do seem to take you more at teacher conferences. Is that today??

Queen of Quite A Lot said...

I hope I don't bust your bubble with this, but you're already in your 30th year. See some wise (evil) person once pointed out to me that you're in the 1st year before your 1st bday, so technically on your bday you BEGIN the next year. Yeah...kinda bites, huh? LOL Oh well, Happy Birthday!

DangGina said...

Adult acne is no laughing matter. I would know...

I'm with you on the whole "dieting" thing. Not because my birthday is anywhere near the new year, with cakes to be consumed. Rather, I just don't believe in it. I can tell you what, the very thought of dieting pushes any happy thought clean out of my head...

Glad your birthday was a good one!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Happy Birthday! I want all three of your cakes NOW!

andie said...

Happy birthday... again even if you did post ugly pictures of me. I had to steal LaShawns pose since she wasn't there!

Jennifer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'll be 20 in October and I'm hoping for the same take on maturity.

But I know it's not going to happen. I'm too much of a kid. :P

Wally World and I don't get along in a few cities... I've played with too many Barbie Jeeps in the past. :|

Candance said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lady!! Glad you had a great one. I'm 34 and no one takes me seriously. That might be my own fault, though.

Screwed Up Texan said...

Gloria, Thank you!

Durham Family, I knew it wasnt all in my head (being taken more seriously). Wait til they figure out the joke is on them, lol!

Queen of Quite A Lot, Bless your heart. lol

DangGina, Either I am PMSing really bad or someone gave me one too many birthday cakes, but all three of those cakes are now gone. Gone I tell you after only three days.

Mindee, I know you want my cakes. You just keep on with that low carb diet of yours, LMFatBO!

Andie, It's not ugly...more funny!

Jennifer, Trust me on this, because I was once in your shoes which doesnt really feel that long ago, but no matter how mature you are you are doomed until you hit 30. Or wear your grandma's sweaters.

Candance, I take you seriously. In fact, I'd be afraid to talk back to you.

Becky said...

I just want to know if that beautiful chocolate concoction was as good as it looks!? I am in so much need right now of a CHOCOLATE CAKE! And that made we want one even more. And listen, I loved it when I was in my 30s - many, many years ago. They are the best. Kids are older and we are so much wiser and more settled. Enjoy!

AdronsCatherine said...

LOLOLOL! I looked forward to 30 from the time I turned 18 ;o) I just knew that everyone would stop treating me like a kid, and would refrain from giving unwanted advice.

Yeah, well, I think that actually kinda happened when I had my 3rd (4th, actually) kid. Of course, that only helped if I had all 3 with me... Of course, I was 29 1/2 the day after she was born, so I can blame it on being almost 30?

I am starting to suspect that people just think I'm crazy, and it has nothing to do with age.

LaShawn said...

I am sorry I missed your birthday party :( My in laws were in town and I that means that Jason and I get a date night. WE have to take advantage when we can.

Andie is a dirty thief :)

Alex said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!!
Yeah stay away from those bloody diets.....They're no good for anyone!

Also Happy New Year!

Jessie said...

Awww, sounds like you had the perfect birthday!

Screwed Up Texan said...

Jessie, Yes I did!

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