Wednesday, January 20, 2010

thirty-somethings, all at once

The Chinese say that this is the year of the tiger, but for me, it is the year of the 30-something, as a good number of my friends are turning 30. I still have no idea how this is happening! I feel no older than 24! I miss 24- it was such a good year!

I'm kicking off my 30's on Sunday (oy vey!). A friend's husband is 30 a few days later. A good college friend is 30 the beginning of February. And so on, and so on, and so on. I won't take you through my next twelve months of birthdays, but rest assured, they are all written in my calendar in pink pen!

The end of February I have two 30th birthdays; one the 22nd and one the 26th. The 22nd is for my oldest friend in the world, H. She was born almost one month after me (I'm the 24th, she's the 22nd) and our parents lived across the street from each other when we were born and so obviously we were friends. The birthday on the 26th is for one of my best friends from high school, D. H lives in my hometown and is having festivities on the 27th of February, a Saturday. D lives in NYC and I got an email from his girlfriend this morning indicating birthday festivities on the 26th, the Friday, his actual birthday.

I was thinking of going home for H's birthday, as my parents will be at her party, along with other family friends. Of course I want to go to D's as well! NYC isn't too far from DC, and NH isn't too far from NYC, right?

Would I be crazy to try both? Take the Chinatown bus to NYC Friday afternoon, then a bus (or maybe fly?) to NH from NYC Saturday morning and then fly back to DC Sunday? Maybe I should take the Friday or the Monday off?

I mean, I did two weddings in one weekend in two different states...two 30th's should be a piece of cake (pun intended!), right?


Ohmygoshi said...

Happy Almost Birthday to you!! You should definitely try to make both! Why not? Also, look into the Bolt bus for DC-NYC. It's fabulous, and comes with internet!! I highly recommend it! :)

Heidi said...

!!!! If you go to NYC...let me know! I can meet you before your party! :D

Check SW - they may fly up to either boston or manch-vegas and that would be super affordable (hopefully?)

Anonymous said...

i vote you try to make as many parties as you can
people love their 30th birthday parties - it's like this rite into adulthood
go, have fun, enjoy your youth!!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Have a wonderful 30th birthday! Do whatever you want and just enjoy it! And as a 31 year old, let me say that it's not so bad and you really do reach a new level of trust and faith within yourself at this age. So have fun and then reflect it on afterwards, lol. :)

Katelin said...

i totally say you can pull of two birthdays in a weekend, like you said you did it with two weddings why not with birthdays too! and happy almost birthday, so exciting!

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midnight macaroons said...

Happy 30th!!! I hope you have a wonderful time in NYC. Sending my best wishes for a truly amazing year ahead. May all your B-day dreams come true.


P.S. Thirties aren't so bad. It's when you experience a new taste of freedom in confidence. When you begin to evolve into the unique individual that you've become and like it, faults and all. Cheers to a new page in your life.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Hey - happy birthday!

The 30s are great - don't lament 24 too much - 34 can be even better.

My 30th wasn't that exciting though. The year before, I planned two huge 30th birthday parties for a couple of my best friends - so by the time my year rolled around, I was big-3-0'd out. BUT my husband turned 30 a year after that and by then I was back in the spirit.

I wonder if we'll be celebrating the big-4-0 as much. Something tells me not...