Friday, September 25, 2009

seven and twenty

In college, my friend Moosh had a roommate who was 26 or 27 and we thought she was old enough to be our mom. Maybe bc she was uptight. I think she taught school, and was angry, and would make us do things like clean up when we made a mess and shut up if we were shouting.

Of course, looking back, she probably wasn't uptight. WE were just obnoxious. If me-now met me-then, I would strangle me-then. Me-then did things like videotape myself driving around with people on the roof of my 1988 car, and get hickies, and get those horrible airhorns for no apparent reason. I know. So, sorry about that, girl we thought was old when really she was just normal.

Anyway, welp, today I turn(ed) 27. It feels pretty good and not as uptight as I once thought it was. If you want to celebrate my aging, you can do so with a nap and then a treat of your choice. I recommend cookie dough, a large wonderful soda, or one of those big delicious mall pretzels, which I had today after I bought some pants that I thought were on sale for $20 but then they magically rang up as $3 as a present from the planet.

P.S. On my mission, my birthday was on a rainy fast Sunday which is the longest most miserable day on missions. It was a bummer day, but at the end of it, we met these two roommates who seemed really interested and we were sure we would teach them and probably go to the temple with them in a year. We high-fived ourselves and considered them my birthday present from the planet.

But then, it turned out that they were a gay couple and not interested.

So, I'm hoping these pants don't turn out the same way.

13 comments:

Kamie said...

Gay pants are the worst!

Happy B-day.

heidikins said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Good luck with the pants, and I hope it doesn't rain.

xox

~j. said...

Happy birthday, to you and your gay pants.

Lisa R.D. said...

Happy birthday! I just ate a armesan breadtwist from The Pizza Factory and had a big root beer to go with it... consider it in your honor. I only wish I had gotten the nap in today. (Still laughing over the post about Charly.)

Jen Ha said...

Happy Birthday! Look at all you've accomplished in your 27 years. Awesome! Wish you all the best. :o)

La Yen said...

Mmmm. Gay Pants.

SO said...

Hope you had an awesome birthday!!! And I hope the pants turn out much better than the gay couple

Anna said...

Happy Birthday! May all your pants be straight... :)

Shannon B. said...

Happy Birthday! I still look back on your birthday on the mission fondly, despite the gayness of those would-have-been golden investigators. Fun story I'll never forget and it sure did make our day! But I sincerely hope the rest of your 27th birthday wasn't bad enough to need that sort of experience to redeem it. :-)

Butchike Bunch said...

Happy Belated Birthday dear cousin and also congratulations on the pregnancy. Sending you and your sweet family lots of love.

Lena said...

Happy birthday! I know I am a little late, but yes, it looks like we do have almost the same birthday. We should e-celebrate next year.

Ariel said...

I know this is a little late to comment on this post, but Kathleen, a mission story? You should move on.

Ashley is Blogalicious! said...

Oh...27! I remember how old she was! I thought people that were 24 were old back then.