Breakfast at 35


It’s today… I mulled on what to write today, but I didn’t have anything prepared.

In the vein of useless New Year’s resolutions, my mind raced with things I’d do this year to make it the best yet. I’ll workout or knit or write or meditate or run or draw or blog everyday… but I don’t want to be disappointed.

I had toyed with doing The Compact as an extension of my non-yarn buying since August (which was violated for a hank of laceweight at Stitches). But I’m not sure I really want to set up that expectation for myself either.

It doesn’t really matter in the long run, does it? 35 feels no different than 25. Inside, I’m the same 16 year-old who was excited at seeing The Cure and worked at Dunkin Donuts. Only my paycheck is bigger, I have deeper friendships and I don’t worry about what I wear to school everyday. Oh, I have a man I love in a City I love, and a little black dog, too.

I guess I missed the maturity class that was supposed to kick in sometime in the past 5 years, ’cause I still don’t feel like a “grown” adult. And, that’s OK, too.

I’m happy. Really, really happy. And I hope you all have a happy my birthday, too.

All year long.

33 Responses to “Breakfast at 35”

  1. Elemmaciltur Says:

    Awwww…have a great day! Happy Birthday to you!

  2. Chelsea the Yarngeek Says:

    Ahem… Mi, mi, miiiiii…..

    What day is today? It’s Stephen’s birthday! What a day for a birthday… Let’s all have some cake! WOO!

    Happy birthday, Stephen!

  3. Lia Says:

    Hope it’s a great day for you.

  4. Amy Says:

    Happy birthday to you! It’s nice to see that not everyone is dragging the kids to Disney and recording Lost on their PVRs while their gone at 35.

  5. BunnyQueen Says:

    Happy Birthday! Being a “grown up” is way overrated. Just remember – “child like” is good, “childish” is bad. 🙂

  6. Inghild Says:

    Happy, happy birthday!!! 🙂

  7. Abbe Says:

    Happy Birthday Stephen! Have a super fun day!

  8. E to the M Says:

    Hey, Scout’s telling everyone it’s your birthday.
    Happy Birthday!

  9. meg Says:

    yes!! happy of happiest birthday to you!

  10. aija Says:

    Happy birthday 🙂

  11. Zach Says:

    Happy Birthday Stephen! I wish you many more to come.

  12. kate Says:

    happy happy! glad you hear that you are happy- that is the most important thing of course! i am glad we had a pre-party last weekend. knit anything with that wonderful yarn you got from punkrawk? i hope the rest of your day/year goes well!

  13. Denise Says:

    I heard it was your birthday! Anyone who knits is WAY cool in my book, so I had to drop by and extend best wishes to you on your natal day.
    May the birthday fairy bring you everything your heart desires.

  14. Dorre Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  15. bockstark.knits Says:

    Happy Birthday sweetie! May you scream like Ned Flanders all day long. 😉

  16. scoutj Says:

    Gawd. I’m so tired of wishing you a Happy Birthday. Can I be done now?


    MWUAH – for the millionth time.

  17. Monet Says:

    Happy happy!!! 35 isn’t too bad…and no one ever said that you have to grow up, so just keep doing what you’re doing.

    Enjoy your day!!!

  18. Brooklynne Says:

    happy happy birthday to you to you! 😀 hope you are doing well!

  19. lisa Says:

    Happy Birthday! (mel sent me over). I dunno know, just turned 47 and still looking for that ‘maturity’ ‘grown up’ thing to kick in… Sure we get older, have some more responsibilities, do less crazy things (but not none), but I think the most interesting people are those that still feel like they’re not quite grown up… they are more able to play in the world. So you like the old guy knit patterns? I just posted a set of pics from 1967 spinnerin…

  20. sean Says:

    happy, happy birthday!

  21. Sonya Says:

    Dunkin’ Donuts. Hee.

  22. Suzie Says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you played hooky on this beautiful day!

  23. Rabbitch Says:

    Happy Birthday!

    At the age of 46 I have become a 12 year old boy. I giggle every time I tell my husband I’ve dyed “four skeins”.

    Y’all don’t have to grow up, at all.

  24. tara Says:

    I forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday today! I was distracted by needing to admire your hat and rub Miss J. Sparkles’ belly. Have a wonderful birthday weekend.

  25. Andy Baker Says:

    Hope you had a really good birthday. I’ll be 43 this year, which is a tiny bit unbelieveable. What’s more unbelievable is that my little sister is 40. It’s all relative, I guess. Living in a city you love is important. Way important.

  26. Ginger aka Beethoven Says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Mine is up soon, and Wiggley’s 6 months away.
    Mum’s turning 34 this year… shh.. don’t tell her I told you her age!

  27. no-blog-rachel Says:

    Happy, happy birthday!

  28. Maureen Says:

    Happy happy! Welcome to 35. I have no doubt you will have a fab year, and I hope it starts out with a fab weekend.

  29. Celia Says:

    A little birdie at Article Pract told us about your birthday. I hope you have a grand time. May you have many wonderful years of knitting & fun!

  30. AllyB Says:

    Hey! A belated Happy Birthday. I stopped at Scouts blog and she sent me over and amazingly enough I’m sitting here listening to your podcast, at this very moment! How amazing! Love your podcast you make me laugh. Hope you have many more very happy birthdays!

  31. Laurie Says:

    Happy birthday! 35 is a good year. Many many more to come!

  32. Norma Says:

    Happy birthday, Stephen.

  33. J.P. Says:

    I’m late to the game, but I hope that your day was a great one!