Sunday, January 27, 2008

28. Maybe.....

It is because my birthday is stuck right between Christmas and Valentine's day, or maybe because all my friends are pairing up, or maybe because this week I have received facebook notices about 3 engagements and 2 weddings....but damn! As we like to say at work, my 'dinger' has gone off. This time last year I was happy, no, not happy... thrilled or maybe even elated to be single. This year I have to admit I'm (almost but not quite) lonely.

Today was my 28th birthday. I am planning a move to New York City. I have a small online business that is slowly but surely growing. I make my 'regular' living working in theatre; something that many people wish and hope and dream to someday do. I just lost 16 pounds! I am financially independent of my parents and I work in the arts (did I mention that?) Somehow all that still seems boring compared to my friends who are pairing up like animals for the flood!

I actually found myself flirting with a college student at a coffee shop today. I don't know how old he was, but he wasn't 28, and I didn't care!? WTF? I believe I have gotten a small taste of what it must feel like when your biological clock starts ticking and I am here to tell you -it isn't pretty.

Maybe the people at E-harmony have a special timer that tings with my biological clock, because today they sent me a 3 for 1 notice in my email, and I almost did it. geesh.

Well, on a nicer, less pathetic note I am participating in a craft fair the weekend before V-day at a place called The Space in Hamden, CT. Maybe there will be a nice crafty-artsy boy for me to oogle at there.



David & LisaBB said...

Just remember if you see a cute bald older mandolinist at The Space, he's MINE! David and his little friends have gigs booked there for most of February..insert Twilight Zone music here. At least you got some MAizie luvin on your b-day. Thanks for letting us share your day!

jennifer0214 said...

Happy late Birthday. You should remember you've accomplished more than a lot of people! Being paired up isn't a definition of who you are and what you accomplish. Don't settle!

rainylakechick said...

Happy (belated) birthday! Mine was the day before your's! I totally feel your pain of being stuck dab in the middle between Xmas and Vday. :)

p.s. I'd love to be able to (semi) support myself with crafts! Lucky you!

TheRagtreeCompany said...

A bit of advice from someone who was in your place at 28... enjoy what you have. Sure, you get lonely sometimes, but a vibrator doesn't try to manage your finances, convince you to get a "real" job, tell you that your weight loss is great but try for 10more pounds and ask you to cook dinner (plus do dishes!) It is HARD to be a creative, strong woman with a huge ball and chain around your ankle. Just my 2 cents ;)