Tuesday, July 25, 2006


I have been having the most amazing day, and it isn't even over yet.

First of all, I got to wake up to happy puppies and a present from mAc. Then the emails started coming in. I also had asked my mom for some photos of her from the 70's that I could use as inspiration for the super-rad 1975 party we're having this Saturday, and she not only sent me the beautiful photos in my previous entry (that's her and Dad on the day they brought me home from the hospital), but she also sent these:
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Stunning, right?

Other online treats include some of the cutest online e-cards I've ever seen, and even my own dedicated birthday page on Jeff's evilmarketing.com site. (Which is even more meaningful when you consider that he thinks my chosen profession is Evil.)

To top it all off, I just got a voicemail from Amanda singing this song almost in its entirety. Because, as you know, it's the song playing in Sixteen Candles where Sam is taking the "who would you DO IT with?" quiz in study hall. (Answer: Jake Ryan DUH!) It's also the song that's been in my head all freaking day.

I'm just overwhelmed and happy and grateful. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you everyone! I love you!

31 years ago today

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Isn't Mom beautiful?
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As a slightly older baby, I would tug on that beard.

Monday, July 10, 2006

It's so common.

Happy Monday everyone!

Today, I'd like to use my power for good, in so much as I have power or more than a handful of readers. (Hi mom!)

But I'd like to do something special today. My good friend Julie is walking The Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk in Tampa Bay, FL in October.
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It's a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Which, first of all, WOW. She and her teammate, also named Julie, have also committed to raising a whopping $10,000. Net proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust, funding important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.

Why is this important? Because if think about it for even 5 seconds, you'll find you're less than 6 degrees from a woman who has experienced, fought, survived, or even succumbed to breast cancer. It's so common. For me, I think of my aunt and my best friend's mom. And I think of my cousins and my best friend, because heredity can increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer. I think about me, actually. It's not out of the question, we never know, and all we can do is
1. Do regular exams, both self-exams and regular doctor visits.
2. Continue to do whatever it takes for a cure.

In Julie's case, that means walking. And walking and walking and walking, evidently. She's training her ass off, and charting the progress in her blog, here. She's also raising a truckload of money, and I'd like to invite anyone who's reading this who knows a woman or is a woman or just enjoys the boobies (you know who you are) to chip in, even if it's only $5.

Thanks everyone! You're the best blog readers EVER!