Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Katie Holmes is doing it, so it MUST be all the rage.

All right. Let's change the subject here. The post I wrote Monday night was a story I didn't think I could get away with not telling, but I still wanted to delete every paragraph immediately after typing it, and hence, I don't want to leave it in top position for too long. Thank you all for your supportive comments on it, however. I still feel like crap, but it does help in some small strange way to know I have a tiny but determined army willing to break someone's kneecaps if I only say the word. Well, if I say the word and maybe buy everyone a plane ticket. Whatever; solidarity isn't always about details.

In other news, today is my birthday. I sort of want to quietly ignore that, such is my lack of excitement about adding another year to my age. Is it me, or does 35 somehow sound significantly older than 34? Maybe it's that at 35, I can no longer claim to be in my early 30s. I'm solidly in the mid- years at this point, and the way math works, if you round up, I'm nearly 40 now. Of course, ten years ago I was probably equally freaked about 25, and ten years from now, 35 will probably feel pretty damn young. This is quickly turning into the most pointless paragraph I have typed in recent memory, so I'll stop my whining henceforth.

The good news is that the small spattering of snow we got last week apparently counts as my birthday blizzard this year, so for once I will neither be shoveling on my birthday nor fielding messages from friends claiming they can't make my birthday gathering due to a storm. And if all of said friends read my Facebook status over the weekend, I expect to receive no fewer than nine can openers at my party this evening--can openers that hopefully will be accompanied by Target gift receipts so I can trade the extras in for another cute fake leather handbag instead.

I kid, I kid. If you are coming to my party this evening, I require no presents at all. I will require cake, however, so hopefully at least one of you is on that. (Again, not serious. Please just show up, OK? Thank you.)

Speaking of cake, I thought it might be fun to do another then/now comparison just like the '80/'08 one I posted last year. Unfortunately, I have no photos from my birthday in 1990 at my quick and convenient disposal. Frankly, it's just as well, as I can assure you I was not nearly as cute at 16 as I was ten years prior, and it's probably a toss-up whether my fashion sense was any better or worse at that point. If I did have a photo of me to mash into a '90/'09 combo, the '90 half would likely feature pegged jeans, a sweater from The Limited, a pouf of bangs, and blue eye liner. Coincidentally, I was considering wearing the exact same thing tonight.

27 comments:

TMC said...

Happy Birthday!! :)

courtney said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Go do something fun. You own 35. :)

-R- said...

Happy birthday!

Maybe you will get a cake shaped like a can opener. One can dream.

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Monkey said...

Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day!

lizgwiz said...

That's exactly how I always picture you--pegged and poufed.

Happiest of birthdays! (And you're not old at all. At least compared to ME. I am old.)

badger reader said...

Wait, you mean blue eye liner is not fashionable any more?
Happy Birthday Stefanie and hope you have some yummy cake and drinks tonight!

Sarah B. said...

Just so you know, according to the E! website (I'm ashamed to admit I read it), blue eyeshadow and liner are TOTALLY making a comeback! Happy Birthday!

Sarah B. said...

http://wonderwall.msn.com/movies/Feelin-Blue-1034.gallery

greenpam said...

Happy Birthday! I know you may be down about the subject of Monday's post, but this is a day to celebrate the Stef!

Shelly said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's great.

3carnations said...

Happy birthday! Your birthday is the same as one of my son's best friends. He announced at breakfast this morning that it's her birthday.

Enjoy the can openers. I hope I get a cheese slicer/grater for MY big 3-5.

MplsMel said...

Happy Birthday!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Happy birthday! Thirty-five does not sound old at all so no worries.

Also, this post was hilarious.

abbersnail said...

Happy happy happy birthday! We love you!

Mickey said...

Do it. Go as sixteen-year-old you.

I want some cake.

Mickey said...

And happy birthday!

Mickey said...

(I suppose my gift to you is artificially jacking up your comment total. You're welcome!)

steve said...

Happy Birthday! I say you rock the shit out of that 80's look tonight. Too awesome of an opportunity to pass up.

Jess said...

Happy birthday! So glad there's no real snow this time.

Alice said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! i hope your evening is filled with friends, can openers, and multiple cakes :-)

Whiskeymarie said...

Happy b-day, my dear. I hope you kiss a random cute boy full on the lips tonight, just because you can.

travelingsuep said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie! I hope lots of people come to your party and bring lots of cakes too. Sx

Noelle said...

I quietly ignored your birthday until today. I hope it was great, and that you're loving 35, which is at least a cool number being a multiple of 5, and divisible by 7.

flurrious said...

Happy Birthday! Pretend I wrote this comment yesterday!

togethertheycome said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Cake sounds sooo good right now!

Sauntering Soul said...

Happy Belated Birthday! You're not old....you can't freak out about your age until you're 40 like me.