Apr 08

You say it’s your birthday

Well, actually it’s mine. :)

My thirty-sixth year, the year of the rat. Yikes! Closer to 40 (!!!) now than to 30. Wow, I think I just felt a lung collapse.

No, but generally I feel happy and grateful. The new job, the boy, school. All I need to do now is start writing more again.

MB’s gift to me was cooking dinner, but he got mixed up on the date and did it last night. He was so annoyed at himself at first, but quickly got over it.

“It’s my birthday eve dinner,” I told him.

He made lovely salmon steaks, steamed artichokes, and sweet potato fries. For dessert we had little cakes from our favorite pastry shop.

I guess I am not too picky when it comes to birthdays. My ex would always get me nice jewelry, but I’ll take lots of affection and attention over jewelry. There was one birthday my ex completely forgot – not even a happy birthday or anything – and that was devastating.

Tonight MB and I are going out to dinner for a second birthday celebration, long noodles for a long life.

“It’ll be a tradition,” he said. “I’ll make you birthday eve dinner, then we’ll have noodles on your birthday.”


ES is in town this weekend, and we’ll be having lunch and hanging out this afternoon. Yay! Tomorrow, the ‘rents.

There goes the other lung.

Apr 07

Who shares my birthday?

For some reason I thought I shared a birthday with Hitler, but his isn’t till the 20th. Whew!

What famous people do share this auspicious day?

  • America Ferrara – Ms Ugly Betty herself, who, incidentally, is also a Rat.
  • Melissa Joan Hart – Could never get into Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
  • Jane Leeves – Funny how I so wanted Daphne to get with Niles, but after they did, it was so boring.
  • Hayley Mills – The Parent Trap has everything. Twins, camp, an implausible plot line, and a terrible musical performance. What’s not to love?
  • Rick Moranis – He’ll always be Louis Tully to me.
  • Conan O’Brien – Funniest guy on TV. Plus he has great hair.
  • Eric Roberts – Enjoying him on Heroes. But is it me or has his face taken on a Mickey Rourke-esque quality?
  • Christian Slater – Can anyone say B-list? How ’bout C?
  • James Woods – When I’m his age, I can look forward to dating 18-year olds.

And last but not least:

  • Suri Cruise – Future Scientologist of America, Vanity Fair cover girl, supposed daughter of TomKat.

I don’t feel 35, but what does 35 feel like? I certainly don’t feel 25 (thank God), nor even 29. Maybe I still feel 33.

I pictured 35 taller.