Friday, March 19, 2010


Last year was a great year for me. Lots of scary changes but lots of good things, too. I especially enjoyed last summer and everything involved in learning how to surf. If twenty years prior you told me that I would take time off from work in the summer after my thirty-eighth birthday to learn how to surf, well, you would have had to find me first. I skipped a lot of class during high school. But if you'd found me and told me, I probably wouldn't have believed you.

I turn thirty-nine today! I'm not going to lie, this one hurts a little. My parents are 39, I'm not 39, right? My sister was kind enough to go first (18 months ago) and pave the way, so it's not completely uncharted territory, but 39 feels tough to swallow. Still, I have a long list of things I'm grateful for - it starts with my good health, and includes my family that I love so, so much with two perfect nephews to hold and hug, my friends that love and care for me in big and small ways, my awesome apartment, my dependable car, a possible career change, and it just keeps on going.

I'm hopeful that this year will contain some great surprises and adventures of its own. Maybe 39 will be the age I take long rides on my feet on my surfboard? I hope!

Hard to believe, but I turned 34 here, 35 here (I guess I didn't want to talk about it), 36 here, 37 here, and 38 here! What have I been going on about?


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! I hope you're not experiencing what I do prior to each and every birthday since turning 24. It's called the OMGI'MSUCHALOSER meltdown. And it's absurd.

    Howevah, it sounds like you are counting your blessings, which are many. Tres awesome. Just like you! HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May you have lots of cake, presents and orgasms. Not neccessarily in that order.

  2. Happy Birthday, Darlin'! Don't fret about how old you are because - sorry - it ain't over yet. Do what I did. Pick a year that was especially good to you and stick with it until you can't get away with it any more.

  3. Happy Birthday!!! Everyone knows that 39 is the new 29!! Hope you have a great day!

  4. How on earth did I not know today was your birthday?! What a bad friend I am. Expect belated things in the mail.

    You make 39 look rockin'. I so admire your spirit and am so very grateful you were born!

    Love you,

  5. Have a really great day. Maincure? Pedicure? Maybe a massage or find some fake surf at one of the indoor water parks? ~R

  6. I think this will be the year you do some long rides standing up on your surfboard.

    Happy birthday!

  7. You know, I have no memory of my parents still being in their 30's, so 39 is still TOTALLY young forever in my mind.

    Happiest of birthdays to you, dear. I think they'll continue to get better and better.

  8. You are a wonderful human. I hope your 39th year brings lots of joyful surprises.

    Happy Birthday!

  9. oh my! i did not realize it was your day!!!

    HAPPY Birthday. I hope you do something fun or sweet or delicious :)


  10. I hated turning 39 too. But here I am almost a year later, about to hit (yikes!) 40. Actually I've already subconsciously been considering myself 40 for the last few months, so maybe it won't be that bad actually hitting it. Or maybe I'm just in denial. ;)