Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It's my birthday!

30-something years ago my parents were blessed with none other than me!  Obviously I was loved from the instant I appeared.  What's not to love?  I was cute, chubby and burped like a man!

In honor of my 34 (I cannot believe I just wrote that number), here are a couple of oddities about me or random things I've noticed about turning 34.

  • On most forms/surveys I'm about to enter a new age bracket.  Most range 25-34 together.  So next year I'll get lumped with the older folks.  I'm screwed!

  • I have more acne now than I ever did as a teen and I'm not thrilled about it.  Ever explained a pimple to a curious 4 year old.  Yeah...

  • You'd think my cooking skills would be better.  Nope.

  • My entire mindset on younger kids has changed.  Really.  I just noticed it this weekend when I looked at a group of teens and thought "Geez, they need haircuts!".  Y'all, I was a teen in the early 1990's.  You know when Kurt Cobain rocked it out!

  • I think my birthday should be a holiday.  We can call it Kandi is awesome day!

  • I'm closer to 35 than 30 and that terrifies me.

  • I know when I was 20 I would tell everyone I planned to "age gracefully" and never color my hair when the gray appeared.  I lied to each and every person I may have told that.  I now see more than just a couple of random gray hairs.  I'm making an appointment to get it dyed/highlighted.  I may be getting older, but I'm not ready to look like my Grandma just yet....

  • It always rains on my birthday.  My grandmother kept a dairy of the temps, daily forecast, and a little oddity for every day of every year (all the way back to the 1960's, it's kind of cool).  Anyway, with the exception of 3 out of my 34 years it's either rained or snowed on my birthday. 


It's a short list, but I thought I'd share.  I'm hoping you may have gotten a small giggle or laugh.


  1. Andrea@mommyconfessionsblogApril 5, 2011 at 4:42 AM

    GOD you beat me to it I had a post all written out to surprise you for your birthday. CRAP you beat me. I hope you have a wonderful day...ENJOY.

  2. Happy Birthday! And many morrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre!

  3. Great list, I totally enjoyed it! And not to worry, 35 really isn't that bad. I don't feel older than 25, but since my son is 11, it is a constant reminder that I have in fact aged since his birth.