Goodbye, 30. Hello, 31.

Dear 30,

Today is my last day with you. Tomorrow, I will be with 31. Technically, that’s when the 30’s really start. If that is true, then I can say I shut the door to my 20’s on the best note I can think of with you.

Does no one else think this greeting thing is written in Fobulous English?
Isn’t it supposed to read “Let’s stir up some fun TIMES together”?
Or am I being a grammar nazi?

My 20’s were completely insane. Looking back during that decade mostly makes me laugh but there are definitely a few moments when I have to cringe a little. * sigh * Sometimes, I wonder how I’m still alive and in ONE PIECE!! Can you tell I am a firm believer in guardian angels? The one assigned to me must have been clocking some serious overtime covering me during those years. I’m hoping I won’t have to make them run quite so hard these next 10 years. I think they more than deserve a break….or fifteen…

November 16th, 2009 saw me stumbling home to LA after yet another crazy Vegas trip. I had to dump out my Vegas party freak clothes and pack it with stuff for 10 days in New York. I was departing the next day. That was when I said goodbye to 29.

November 17th, 2009. It’s my birthday and our first day together!! So exciting! I remember I was scared but looking forward to you because most people I talked to said you were their best year. I remember I was flying first class to New York. I’m no longer hungover (thank GOD!! Jeezus…). As I’m driving to LAX, I notice a falling star. Without even stopping to think about it or wonder why I can see a shooting star so early in the morning, I made a wish.

You’re technically not supposed to vocalize what your wishes are because it’s no longer a wish. It becomes a selfish desire. I have no idea where I read that. I only remember reading those words.

Therefore, I won’t tell you what I wished for but I will tell you that it came true. This year has been such a whirlwind. You sure know how to bring an end to an era! But I feel like I’ve grown up a lot with you.

I stopped smoking, I’m training for the 2011 LA Marathon and doing it for charity. I’ve moved into a new apartment and gave up a most fly car for a mediocre one so that I can have a fatter bank account.

You also gave me the most unanticipated whirlwind romance. 29 started setting the stage and rigging the deck but you brought on the show complete with fireworks. Clyde isn’t just the cherry on top of my cupcake. He’s the icing and the cupcake itself. I’ve never been happier. My ass has finally calmed down. Sssh, don’t tell but when we first got together, Clyde said it was like catching and taming a wild mustang. Haa haa haa!!! What he doesn’t know is that I was busy roping him in the same time he was trying to catch and tame my ass. MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Come heeeerreee, my sweet little geeky nerdy dorky delectable morsel of awesome man flesh.

Wow, that didn’t make me sound crazy…or like a cannibal….does it? Actually, don’t answer that question.

30, you were great. Thanks for being a crazy memorable year. I will never forget you. My friends were right. You really were one of the best years of my life so far and I’ve seen 30 of them. Actually, you’re the best one to date.

31, I’m looking forward to making your acquaintance.


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