ihtm
This was before eVite and Facebook RSVPs. If you wanted to send an invitation, you’d better get an address and a stamp
birthdays
Oh well. It's just a day. Who cares.
in

Oct 22, 2013 at 9:00am | 293 comments

age
“You look great for your age!” Gee, thanks. And then, if the person in question is lovely and self-aware, it only gets worse: “I mean—not that you’re OLD—you’re totally not—it’s just—well hey, 40 is the new 30, right?” Please stop talking.
in

Jan 27, 2014 at 12:00pm | 186 comments

friendship
I had a weird birthday. Instead of cake, I sobbed in some nachos, almost ruined a friendship and wore sexy skivvies no one saw.
in

Oct 25, 2012 at 1:00pm | 174 comments

tea
birthdays
birthdays
Today was Gala's 29th birthday, and we all sang and loved on her in Jane's office -- but it also raised a totally awkward question. Should office birthdays even be a thing?
birthdays
I was going to write a list of 29 beauty lessons I've learned in 29 years, but it was too difficult. I was all, "Um... Wash your makeup brushes regularly? That won't do." So here are 29 products I love.
sobriety
I love my birthday because it combines two of my greatest pleasures in life -- dessert and attention.
atlantic city
There's nothing noble about pretending like you don't have a birthday.
birthdays
My birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day, AKA the holiday for which people from Ireland get the day off to celebrate the patron Saint Patrick in respectable ways while people from my country dye things Crayola green and drink themselves into the ground.
age
aging
I’m ready for you, 30. Throw all the Merino wool sweaters and New York Times Real Estate sections you want to at me! You’ll never win!
in

Mar 7, 2012 at 2:00pm | 66 comments

surprises
Like, what if I really had to poop or something, only to come home to a surprise party? That wouldn’t be a very fun party.
birthdays
Have I mentioned that William Shatner had an exceptionally fine ass in the Captain Kirk years? Because he did.
birthdays
I’m not the jetsetting 20-something with the world at her feet anymore. I’m more like the 30-something with her feet in comfy socks.
in

Jul 31, 2012 at 3:00pm | 43 comments

jane pratt
“I didn’t mean to just yawn loudly into your ear. Sorry!”
turning 40
Why do we hold up 40 as some kind of litmus test?
in

Sep 12, 2013 at 6:00pm | 31 comments

birthdays
Quentin comes over carrying an unwieldy, hand-written protest sign. Occupy SF has been shutting down the financial district since the early morning, and Quentin has been down there all day, celebrating his birthday with some free speech and outrage.
birthdays
According to my new favorite book for creepily speculating on other people's sexuality, "What Your Birthday Reveals About Your Sex Life."
birthdays
I don’t hate my birthday. I just always felt undeserving of my own personalized celebration.
9/11
I know a lot of people will be having a much worse September 11th than me, but I'd still like to reclaim this day from the terrorists.