Monday, February 24, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me - Not Too Old to be Fab!

New glasses
Me and my new glasses, photographed by Adam
For once, we celebrated my birthday on time this year (except for this blog post), complete with skiing, a celebration dinner and watching Blue Man Group. If you're in the Boston area, you can get 1/2 price tickets from the awesome

 Although I was born in the Year of the Horse, I turned 47 this year, and will only reach my "dodecade" or "dozennial" (why isn't there a real word for every 12 years?) at the end of the Chinese calendar year next January. When I first heard it was the Year of the Horse, I was momentarily confused thinking that it couldn't be right since I was turning 47.  This also confused my mom, who sent me a Happy 48th Birthday card.  Oh well, at least I'm still "years" away from the big 5-0.  Did you celebrate Chinese New Year on Bejeweled Blitz? I did!

Bejeweled Blitz Year of the Horse

Every year, I become disheartened by the ridiculous age brackets on surveys.  I'm happy to check off 45-54, but not these recent surveys.  This one was from BlogHer.  46-64?  Just knocking on the door to senior citizenship??  Ouch!

Survey 46-54
This one was in the VIP membership form for  46+??  I am lumped with senior citizens!!  Am I too old to be fab? Did you see my new fab glasses??!? Just for that insulting question, I refused to join.  I can buy shoes from any site, thank-you-very-much.

Survey 46+

No birthday is complete without cake, real and virtual. On the morning of my birthday, I made some homemade chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting.

Chocoate Raspberry Cupcake

Dova followed suit with a virtual version.

I also received this beautiful purple cake from Doug.  Oops, I ate a piece before photographing the cake!

Dova also followed suit with a virtual purple cake.

Thanks to my family for an awesome birthday!

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