Another Year. WORD.

Today, I am 34. Now is a good time to send gifts of cash, fattening foodstuffs, stupid t-shirts, or anything from Think Geek or KnockKnock Stuff.

Okay, fine. I’ll settle for proclamations of how gangsta I am. Word.

I’ll be back next week to tell you all about:

  • various room makeovers around the house.
  • aging. AGING! MID-LIFE CRISIS! It’s more like a mid-life impatience for our next step up, which most days results in me making the Cameron-Frye-goes-comatose face two or three or twenty times a day.
  • aging – the kids not me. MIDDLE SCHOOL. I shudder.
  • twelve young women who inspire me more than I think they realize they do.
  • marriage – I’m going to go all squishy on you about Frank and what I think makes our marriage work. It doesn’t have anything to with his mad culinary skills. Well, not much, maybe.

(The video was a gift from my Pakistanihomie, Faiqa. Faiqa, I’d eat fried chicken and hummus together with you any day.)


  1. Preshus Me on February 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm


  2. HereWeGoAJen on February 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Happy birthday!

  3. Mrs. Gamgee on February 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Very merry birthday wishes coming to you from the north country!


  4. Kristin on February 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Hippo Birdie 2 Ewe
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    Hippo Birdie Deer Thugette
    Hippo Birdie 2 Ewe

  5. niobe on February 11, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Happy birthday! May all your wishes come true.

  6. jenn on February 12, 2012 at 7:09 am

    happiest of happy birthdays! May it be the most gangsta birthday of all!

    (And mid-life?!! I’m 33 this year so please let’s not be mid-lifing yet!) 🙂

  7. Sara on February 12, 2012 at 9:31 am

    34 is SO the Year of the Gangsta! Happy birthday dear one!

  8. El Cinco's Gran-Gran on February 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Happy Birthday…

  9. a on February 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Happy Birthday! I can’t even describe how gangsta you are!

  10. Cheryllookingforward on February 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Happy birthday a few days late!

  11. Lily on February 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Belated Happy Birthday to you Gangsta!

    (Did you know, grammatically speaking, that we should say “belated happy birthday” not happy belated birthday” like most of us do. So despite how weird it sounds I now feel compelled to say belated happy birthday. And that’s all I have to say about that.)

  12. drenouch on February 13, 2012 at 10:26 am

    happy happy birthday!!God bless you and may you have more birthdays to come. Happy valentines as well may you share your blessings to other people.

  13. molly on February 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Happy (belated) Birthday! I hope it’s a gangsta-fabulous year! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go finish laughing my bum off at that video.


  14. leanne on February 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Happy birthday!!! Hope it was fabulous 🙂

  15. Arnebya on February 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Happy belated (sonotmidlife) birthday! What do gangstas do to celebrate? (I’m still in training).

  16. Baby Smiling In Back Seat on February 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday, Moxie!

    But 34 is not midlife, homie.

  17. Ross Roy on February 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Happy belated birthday Gangsta………….I loved the video, and will be waiting to hear from you next week. How did the birthday party go?



  18. julie gardner on February 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Sorry I’m late to the party…

    Hope the cake was delicious.
    And that your year is even better.

  19. Danny on February 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you got something from KnockKnock, that was a new site for me but looks great.

  20. StacieT on February 18, 2012 at 1:12 am

    How did I miss this post? Happy belated birthday! 🙂

  21. Barb on February 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I’ve got a good 6 mos on you and feel half as accomplished! Happy Bday!