Sunday, August 24, 2008

XL


File this under "Everybody looks amazing next to her" maybe, but I did go out with my sister and good friends Lisa & Sam last night and felt FAB.U.LOUS. At Darcelle's, the birthday guests have to stand up and announce to the audience name, age, and occupation; Darcelle him/herself held my hand and called me "lovely," with sincerity. I'm not saying a drag queen's proclamation means any more than what my family and friends (you kind & generous readers included) have been telling me throughout my laments this year, but who doesn't love a little extra boost from unexpected places?

Truly, I thank you all for the tremendously dear wishes - they twined into a virtual wreath of joy that I wore proudly around town throughout the day (manicure + pedicure + Goodwill shopping spree) and afternoon (Red Robin lunch with Stu & the kids + ice cream at Coldstone + swinging at the school playground) and evening (cocktails & yam fries at a funky bar + front row at the show). I traded the wreath of joy briefly for a sparkly befeathered tiara that my darling baby sister gave me, along with a blinking bedazzled wand. [Pictures to follow, never fear.]

I think I'm gonna like this aging thing after all.

13 comments:

stu said...

How come you did not mention the "Men of Paradise" show after the drag show...

I'm glad you got to spend some of your ones on making the boys dance ;)

-Stu

Shana said...

What a great celebration! Nothing says "young at heart" like a drag show.

i am very mary said...

You are the hottest 20 x 2 non-drag queen around. Amen.

Denise said...

Welcome to 40. It's great! It sounds like you had a great time!!

LarryG said...

oh wow...
if this is 40 i'll take a big dose!
too cool -
glad you have started it off with a colossal bash!
ones??? --- you're supposed to use a twenty and tell them you're getting your change - lol

Lisa Milton said...

Some of the performers were SO PRETTY. It made me want to weep.

Happy birthday! It was a great time.

Danielle said...

Sounds like a fantastic birthday weekend! You make 40 look appealing!!

apathy lounge said...

Drag or not...I'd let anyone tell me I was lovely. Yes, I'm that shallow.

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

Darcells is unreal, isn't it! You are LOVELY!

JCK said...

Happy Birthday, sweet lady. Glad it was a memorable one!

Mrs. G. said...

Happy Birthday-41 is even better.

Texan Mama @ WhoPutMeInCharge said...

You look awesome S. When you said you went out with your sister and.... I nearly choked (looking at the picture) until I read a little bit further. For one split second I was like, OH MY GOD THAT"S HER SISTER????

I was in stitches for a few minutes. Thanks for that!

Your Pal Pinki said...

This is really your time of the year! Your blog absolutely GLOWS right now with wonderful photos and words and pure bliss! WOO HOO for YOO HOO and Happy Birthday TOO OOO!!!

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