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Tuesday, July 15, 2008


When I was an angst-ridden teenager I most seriously believed that I would be dead before I reached 30. I thought that the Bell Jar was dreamy. I never imagined getting married or having children. I thought I'd just enjoy things for awhile - travel, see lots of good shows, meet people. I was totally ridiculous - sort of dark and brooding yet optimistic and goofy.

Well somehow I managed to turn 30 this week.

It was a nice birthday. I had a delicious dinner with my husband and kids. I ate cake. I got some nice gifts including flowers and unbelievable handmade chocolate from the amazing Gail Ambrosius. I didn't stick my head in an oven and barely feel a year older. Life is good.

In other news, I finally registered a domain name for Space Oddities. All of the most obvious names were taken so I'm going with For now this domain will just go directly to my etsy shop. Eventually I hope to develop a lovely site that will be an all encompassing stop for everything space oddities. But yeah, that may take awhile.

I would leave you with a photo of 30th birthday treats but my computer is being wonky and does not want to let me upload it. Maybe tomorrow?! Good night!


GrayEyedScorpio said...

Happy Birthday.
You and I would have been quite a Plath-inspired pair in our teens!

Callooh Callay said...

Happy birthday! So glad you decided to stay with us. (I always preferred the Virginia Woolf method myself--walk into a river with pockets full of rocks.)

naomi said...

happy b-day!

it's weird, but i totally never thought i would make it to 25 when i was a teenager. when i did i kind of thought... hmmmmm... now what.....i thought i would just paint in greenwhich village for a while and then vanish or something...

xxoo n

Space Oddities said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who was a little bit uncertain of the future. Ugh. Aging is not nearly as tragic or predictable as I imagined. :)