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What The Wedding Date Got Me for My Birthday

I’ve just stepped out of the shower when The Wedding Date and his youngest arrive for the start of my birthday festivities.  When I come downstairs, I see not one, not two, but four presents carefully piled next to the dining room table. The first turns out to be a bright pink beach chair.  Having never spent much time at the beach, I’ve never bothered to purchase proper seating but the last time I went to the beach with The Wedding Date, I commandeered his chair and spent the entire ride home wondering aloud if it was late enough in the season to acquire a half-priced beach chair. No wonder he was so unsupportive of this notion. Next he presents me with a collection of short stories, then his youngest hands me a box. It looks suspiciously like a board game.  I’ve already told The Wedding Date that he’d better not get me a board game, especially as he has a habit of buying board games for his kids that he himself wants, but lo …

On the Eve of my 27th Birthday

Tomorrow is my birthday, which means I get to write WHATEVER I want today and you HAVE to read it because I’m the birthday girl and I said so!  My plans for the evening are top secret but rest assured: it’s going to be a fan-tabulous evening. I’m really excited because this year, unlike last year, I’m dating a man I actually respect.  This year, unlike last year, I’m dating a man who respects me back.  And this year, unlike last year, I’m going to spend the morning after my birthday eating bagels and cream cheese (vegan, sundried tomato cream cheese if I have my way) instead of driving out to Pittsburgh only to be greeted by a lukewarm Hot Pocket and the sight of another woman’s hair in the shower. I still don’t know why I put up with that crap for as long as I did, and even though I don’t usually use the word “crap” in my blog, it’s time to call a spade a spade.  I was going through a bout …