Sunday, July 15, 2007

Cape Cod is the bomb! Or da bomb, as the youngsters say.

In one damn minute, Captain, it will be my birthday.

That line is only funny if you saw the first Star Trek movie. But it is true; as you read this I will be officially 42. I have jumped the shark. And in that vein, I announced to Marvin Gardens that as a 42-year-old, I have officially decided that I will no longer wear shorts. Ain't no one needing to see that mess any more. So it is Capri pants and filmy skirts from here on out.

So we are on our vacation. I am typing you from the confines of my Aunt Kathy's home in Vermont. She and my uncle live up in the mountains, and we were just in the back with a bonfire, eating s'mores till they came out our nose holes. The house is really lovely, and right up the road is this old monastery made of stone that we hiked all around today. There was a wishing well that I threw a (borrowed) quarter into. Do I have a button nose yet?

I am happy to report to you that once you get used to not spending, you don't really do it so much when you are vacationing, either. We were in Boston (which I had never been to and may I add is the COOLEST city ever) and then of course Cape Cod (which we love love love love love love loved)and yes, we have had to go out to eat, but our souvenirs so far? I got some lavender sea glass off the beach. We have gone to a lot of antique stores and flea markets and such, and... nothing. Oh. We did buy an old sort of rare Beatles CD at the flea market, to bring to my Aunt Kathy. But that's really it!

I told Marvin not to get me a birthday gift, and I will report back to tell you if he stuck to it.

When I get back to LA and am not trying to type on my aunt's RIDICULOUS ergonomic keyboard, remind me to tell you about how Marvin walked right into the middle of the wedding ceremony on Saturday, and also how I humiliated myself asking a woman to carry me in her baby's front pack.

Bye! Hope you are all having good weeks out there in spendland! Cape Cod rocks! Did I mention that?

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy, happy birthday. Are you surprised that I didn't get my act together in time to send you a card? Its not like your mother in law didn't remind me either.

Lisa said...

Happpy, happy birthday. Are you surprised that I didn't get my act together in time to send you a card? Its not like your mother in law didn't remind me enough times.

dcrmom said...

Now don't you go bashing my ergonomic keyboard!! Have a blast. I love Boston. Went to college there.

June Cutoff Cash said...

Fret not about not getting a card to me. I am gone and our mail is on hold, so you are totally getting away with it!

dcrmom, you are more of a man than I am if you can tolerate this dang keyboard.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday my FAVORITE Niece

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, and happy anniversary! I know you're having a great time in Vermont (I just love it there), but if you run out of things to do, remember that NYC is only about a 5-hr drive away!
- Blanche

M.I. Susan Harris said...

Happy Birthday from all of us at the Harris household. I'm glad you're having a good time on your vacation.

Jenn said...

You are too funny. I absolutely can not wait to hear the story of the baby carrier.

Kellie said...

Happy Birthday!

And you will be a fashionista in NC, as capri's are ALWAYS in style there.

Kellie

fully operational battle station said...

Happy happy Birthday! And I say you should wear some darned shorts if you want to!

:)

Jamie

Anonymous said...

Mail from my side of Mich. will be a little late this week. Glad you are spending your Birthday in such a great place. Now onto new exciting adventures. Remember,Mitch Albom eats whatever he wants on his Birthday. Have a great one.

Sarah said...

I just turned 32 on the 12th, and have had a strict no shorts policy myself for the past few years, unless I am exercising. I commend your decision. I should blog about the no shorts policy.

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

emilyhope said...

So, so, glad you had a good time. Happy Birthday! You and I are the same age. And I don't wear shorts anymore either!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday. I guess I should take back the Dove shorts?
-Hawaiian O'Brien Family

Anonymous said...

come back. i need a proofer asap. enough with the east coast, we have water ova here too. -kc

Frankie said...

We were in Boston at the same time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Frankie said...

oh and happy birthday.

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary! Please see previous note about your birthday card.

sabrina duncan said...

I sang into your cell on your bday. I KNOW you enjoyed it or will enjoy it when you hear it.

June Cutoff Cash said...

Sabrina, when you say you sang into my cell, which one? I have probably thousands of cells across my being. I need to locate it.