Today is my birthday.
[INSERT CONGRATULATIONS & HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES HERE]
Thank you!!! That's very sweet.
[INSERT OBLIGATORY BIRTHDAY QUESTIONS, I.E. HOW OLD ARE YOU? WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO CELEBRATE? ETC, ETC]
I am 27-years old. As the Mathematician pointed out, in true Mathematician form, that is 3 to the 3rd power, or 3 times 3 times 3. It is also 3 times one of my favorite numbers: 9. I love my birthday, and I love today, not just because everyone must treat me like I’m special, but also because I like the combination of numbers that came together the day my twin & I popped out of the womb: 9-13-1979. It’s a good, special, magical numerical combo.
Tonight I am going to dinner at No.9 Park with the Mathematician. I am so excited and am going to eat as little as possible all day, in the hopes of maybe partaking in their tasting menu. As the Mathematician pointed out, I will need to eat something so I don't wind up too bombed after my first cocktail to enjoy dinner, or so hungry that I have 2 bites of bread and end up full. But I will eat very little so as to make as much room as possible in my body for Barbara Lynch's delicious food.
I will also get a pedicure, do a little yoga, and try to write a little bit, and ruminate about what I hope that my 27th year holds.
A lot has happened in a year. I have:
Quit a dead-end job that I hated.
Built a wonderful relationship with a hot Mathematician.
Started a career in PR.
Started writing a book.
Started freelance writing (it’s been a slow start, but a start nonetheless.)
Opened a savings account that actually has some money in it.
Begun to pay quarterly taxes.
Really started doing things for myself, with my own best interest in mind, for the very first time in my life.
And I have no doubts that my 27th year will hold more of the same.
I have more to say, but for now, that’s all. This post can just be about my birthday, more about blondeness later...