forever 32

November 22, 2007

A few years ago, I was sitting around with my cousins at a holiday party. My cousin had on a really cute skirt and I asked her where she got it.

Forever 21, she said.

“Oh,” I sighed. “I can’t shop there. Nothing fits me!”

My other cousin piped in with a sneer, “Well, it’s not Forever 28, Christine.”

I am happy to say that I turned 32 today and I am wearing a cute little dress from Forever 21. It fits perfectly.

Every several years, my birthday falls on Thanksgiving. As if I don’t have enough to be grateful for, I get to open presents and eat cake after stuffing my face with turkey and stuffing and pie. I’ve got a long and delicious day ahead of me. Hope you do, too.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


  1. rama says:

    i’m so happy that i get to be the first to say “happy birthday, christine.”

    happy happy happy birthday, christine!

  2. tracy says:

    happy birthday! happy thanksgiving! xoxoxoxoxo hope you have a wonderful!

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  4. lisa s says:

    happy happy birthday!
    and have a lovely thanksgiving!

  5. cromulent says:

    happy birthday and happy thanksgiving! :P

  6. Erlina says:

    Happy Birthday! Today Miguel and I were talking about how we remember you turning 22! We’re lucky ducks to have known you all these years.

  7. Melanie says:

    Happy (late) birthday, Christine! Yay for perfectly cute dresses that fit perfectly (who would want to be forever 28 – or 21 – anyway? the thirties are fantastic)!

  8. Michelle says:

    A belated but enormously heartfelt HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Christine!!! Sending big love your way, from freezing cold Boston…


    ps: That stupid Forever 21 hardly fits anyone. I’ve never been able to fit a leg into a single pair of their pants…

  9. Julie says:

    happy belated birthday, christine! hope it was a good one! (and a good thanksgiving)

  10. stella says:

    hello christine! i hope you had a wonderful birthday & my package arrived on time! & i hope you really loved the big surprise of the evening, too! :D

  11. penelope says:

    happy birthday miss!
    I thought about you on your day and sent up a birthday wish for you. :)

    xoxo, p

  12. Fran says:

    Happy birthday!

  13. bella says:

    Happy Birthday.
    I bet you rocked that Forever 21 dress!

  14. Joy says:

    Belated happy birthday! Hope you enjoyed the birthturkey day. ;-)

  15. Christine says:

    Thanks, everyone!

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