Monday, March 24, 2008

Birthday #40

It wasn't as bad or as hard as I thought it would be, turning 40. What helped tremendously were the well wishes of my friends and family all day long.

Though I searched my face entirely too close to the zoom mirror I found no wrinkles and the persistent gray hairs are easily drowned in dye. People are always surprised to learn how old I am — not in the polite bartender way, more in the get-out-your-drivers-license-and-prove-it way, which is more pleasing than it really needs to be.

I sure don't "feel" 40. I feel like a wiser and more experienced version of myself at 16.

We had an engagement photo shoot today which was an almost intolerable amount of fun. I shall post the adorableness when it becomes available.

My lovely fiance and my best friend took me to dinner at the fancy pants restaurant where Trouble Jr. slaves over a hot stove (she was not in attendance, being busy in Hawaii) and we had a seriously gorgeous dinner.

In other words, I had a happy birthday indeed, thank you.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Next Stop: NYC

Our wagon will be hitching its way Eastward real soon, folks. Love to see you, obvs, and we're having a little party to celebrate our engagement.

So what I'm saying is get in touch and provide contact info and such. We'll be in NYC, PA and MD during our stay, FYI.

Please to send your email, mail, or phone info to:

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Where's Trouble-O?

Click on the above title to watch a video in which I make a brief appearance.


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Hello there!

Don't mind me, I'm just doing a gimp-by post. Recovering from liposuction is an incredibly glamorous way to pass your free time and I recommend it to you without reservation.

Just think: sleeping flat on your back all night, every night, not sitting down without a minimum three pillows behind your back to achieve the only tolerable seating position, that is, leaning back as far as you can from standing. Forget stairs, forget riding in cars, forget picking up things off the floor.

For three weeks post-op I am a crippled, bad-tempered toddler.

Dr. Porsche just laughs, says I'll be thrilled with the result...eventually.

When I think of people who have liposuction I think of actresses, porn stars and trophy wives. Perhaps also people who are lazy and hate to work out. Never in a million years would I imagine myself in this situation. After all, there are so many things I could do with that money!

The thing is, I work out like a fiend — I always have. After each baby I dropped the excess weight like my ass was on fire. But Lithium, bless its little mineral heart, gave me weight that wouldn't budge, no matter what I did. And the surgery was practically free, and done by the best lipo doc in Colorado. He was even on the Today show!

Anyway, need + opportunity = me waddling around in a house dress popping pain pills.

One amusing anecdote before I get back to leaning: My 9-year old girl says to me, "Mom, you should go on that 'Bulging Brides' show." Now who might have that sweet little girl overheard saying something so nasty about her mother?

Oh, and let's all give a warm welcome to my ex-husband and his new wife, who are apparently regular readers of this blog. Welcome!