Saturday, June 23, 2007

Taking Back 29

That's right.

Today is the day.

Let's get things straight. I don't mind old age. I don't worry about birthdays. I'm looking forward to seeing where I'll get wrinkles and how far my boobies will sag. I'm even crossing my fingers that I'll get one of those cool bride of Frankenstein gray streaks in my hair.

Therefore, turning a year older doesn't scare me.

What does scare me is the way women abuse this age.

Oh you know what I'm talking about. How many times have you asked someone their age and they laugh and make that tired joke: "Why I'm 29!" Or they state they're celebrating their 29th birthday for ___ time?

Well guess what chicas?

They've ruined it for those of us who are ACTUALLY 29!

Now for a whole year I've got to walk around telling people that I'm 29 and there's a chance they might not believe me because the abuse women afraid of aging have given this age.

This why I've declared this the year of "Taking Back 29."

What all does that entail?

Well nothing really.

Except for if you dare use one of those tired 29 year old jokes in my presence, I'm kicking off my heels, tucking my earrings into my pocket and throwing it down!


Do you think such a sweet peaver face would lie to you about something like that?



Blogger Amysatx said...

Happy Birthday! Don't worry, I don't think I could pull off saying 29(again) anymore anyways :-) Hope you have a great day!

8:16 AM  
Anonymous OLPP said...

Happy blurphton to you!!
I hope the good doctor and your wonderful son make the day very special! :)

8:26 AM  
Blogger janna said...

Happy Birthday, Bezzie!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Amby said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Happy Birthday! :)

9:03 AM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day!!

--from a knitty pal with saggy boobs! :)

9:26 AM  
Blogger The Fluffy Ewe said...

Happy Birthday, Chicka!!!

Saggy boobies rock! Think of all the fun balloon animal shapes you can twist those babies into. rofl

9:28 AM  
Blogger Brena said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

I've never understood lying about age. It seems self-depricating kind of like "people will like me better if I'm less of who I am."

9:30 AM  
Blogger Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

Happy Birthday! From someone who is well past 29 and never abused the 29 thing ;)

9:33 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Have a happy birthday! And own your age! I too am hoping for grey hair one day. I want the all-grey, almost white hair you see on a few people. I doubt I'll get it since my mom was salt and pepper till the day she left us, but I can keep hoping, right? An maybe with some chemical help....

10:28 AM  
Blogger Penny Karma said...

Oh, honey, you've got years before your boobs sag. Yours are just so pert n' perky!

Hope you didn't wash my autograph off...

10:42 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

It helps that you don't look a day over 22. I bet you still get carded!

Happy birthday! Have a cupcake or two!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

P.S. I thought 39 was the age that everyone abused...

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope that you are having fun! Twenty-nine! It is when you get to be my age and everyone famous is shaving years off their age. I've grown up with the people and now they are younger than I am!! Come on now you are only as old as you think you are!!! Love, Mom 49 going on 50!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Starfish said...

Yikes. Looks like 29 is the age when you get all crochety...

Happy Birthday!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Magatha said...

No, they won't believe you're 29 becaue they'll be too busy carding you becaue you look a lot younger. (and I'm not just blowing smoke up your ass just becaue it's your birthday.)
Yeah, you say you don't care about aging becaue it hasn't happened yet. HAH! I said the same thing. Hang on to that attitude for as long as you can.
Happy Birthday! What do you want? Any of my Lorna's Shepherd Sock is yours for the asking. Just make a list.

11:54 AM  
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11:58 AM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Happy Birthday!
My mom varies what year she's abusing. She just turned 21 this past year. 27 the year before. I think she's reliving the "best of" ones or something.

Personally I want to be one of the little old ladies who leave the grey dye in for too long and end up with purple/blue hair. That would just rock for me. Espeically if I can have a full head of hear as a little old lady.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Oops, there are the eye going again...
I meant to say full head of "hair."

The hearing went years ago... :).

12:29 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I, for one, have never abused the 29 thing. I'm proud to be 32. Besides, age is a state of mind, and today, I feel about 21. :)

Happy Birthday Dear Bezzie!! You'll have to come to the city and let me take you dancing on the bars....

12:31 PM  
Blogger maryannlucy said...

Happy Birthday Hon, 29 loud and proud...I am 40 next week - can't wait!!!! When do we get to grow up?????

1:04 PM  
Blogger Cheesy Knit Wit said...

Just wait until you turn 39! Hee hee

Happy Birthday my friend. You are a doll!


1:23 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Happy Birthday!!

I'll be sure to tell Greg about the year of 29 since he'll be joining your wonderful age in November.

Have a great weekend!!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Janelle said...

Happy birthday, Bezzie! I've never been one to claim 29, excepting the year I actually was 29. I'm not ashamed of getting older, and choose to believe I'm aging gracefully. :)

2:05 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

29! You're just a spring chicken! Happy birthday!

I can't make 29 jokes because no one in their right mind would think I was still 29. They'd think I'd gone off the deep end of narcissism if I tried to pass myself off as that age.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, Bezzie! I felt that way when I turned 21. Like this little, niggling feeling that people would have to decide whether to believe me or not. Not that it mattered. Because I don't drink. But whatever.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Happy Birthday, Bezzie! I have one of those Bride of Frankenstein white streaks in my hair. One time at the hair salon when I was getting a cut, the stylist asked if I wanted "to do something about this gray." I said, I have five kids. I've earned it. It's mine, and I'm keeping it! Now, I'm a grandma, and I guess I should be doing something about all of the brown :).

7:31 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Happy Birthday!!!

As someone who passed 29 a while ago (and only once ;)), I can say life only gets better with age. :D

7:45 PM  
Anonymous NikBudnik said...

Happy one year older day! I was just telling T that after 30,everything is cool, cause you dont give a crap! I think you already you are ahead of us all.
I hope you had a good day, and I love ya. You are a wonderful person whom I admire and respect.
Happy 29th!

8:16 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Dude, when I was talking to you today, I was totally going to ask you if you remembered our elementary school teacher who always turned 29. That joke/trick went right over my 2nd grade head.

Happy Birthday!


8:23 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

happy birthday, and i'll fight you if that's what'll make it a good one for ya! i'm soooooo 37...

9:07 PM  
Anonymous birdie said...

Oh my goodness, you were such a cute little kid! I like to imagine you at that age speaking the way you do now, haha. Mom says you were pretty fiesty back then, too. I'm glad to know you haven't mellowed out, and I hope you never do! Happy Birthday, yo!!

9:35 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Happy Birthday Bezzie!!!!!!

9:40 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Well Happy Belated Birthday!! Cute lil' picture of you!

11:57 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

Happy (late) Birthday!

Not to worry, not everyone is 29. I'm turning 31 this year and it doesn't bother me one bit. So... enjoy 29. Have fun, eat cake, eat leftover cake, then have some cake for dessert. Yeah.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Bufanditas said...

If someone asks your age just say you're 30. Not only will you avoid a throw down, you'll also be admired and envied for your youthful appearance.

Thanks for enlightening me once again, I had no idea 29 was abused.

Hope you're birthday was fun and memorable.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Happy Birthday, Bezzie - and go ahead, take back 29. Hell, you can take back my 34 while you are at it ;)

29 was one of my favourite years - it was the year I was pregnant with and had Willow.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Happy Birthday! I felt the same way when I was 29... all those 40somethings pretending to be 29 make it sound a lot older than it is!

I will warn you though, I felt the same way about not lieing about my age, until I hit the other side of 30!!! :P - zuma

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Connie said...

Happy birthday! Your 29 looks better than mine - I'm really 43.

9:33 AM  
Blogger bradyphrenia said...

wow, you're only 29? i thought you had to be at least 35. kidding!

happy birthday!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Rain said...

Happy birthday to you
You were born in the zoo
with the elephants and the monkeys
and you look like one too.

aw how sweet were you!

hope you had a fab day.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Happy birthday!

I also had that experience when I was 29. I was taking a Spanish class, and for practice we were saying how old we were. The teacher emphasized we didn't have to give our real ages. Someone said they were 250 or something ridiculous. I said I was 29, and the whole class laughed. I didn't know whether I should be bothered that somehow they thought I was older than 29 and lying about it!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Brother Gene said...

Hey, didn't you pee your pants on that chair? I think I did a couple of times.

8:04 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

I missed it!? I'm sorry! I hope you had a fantabulous birthday!

6:17 AM  

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