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I haven't thrown a party since my infamous 21st birthday party. That night someone threw up on my blanket and someone else threw up in the garbage can in my roommate's room and someone else was lying in the living room in a pool of their own puke. I guess you can call that a successful party when you're in college. Maybe not for a thirtieth birthday party, mind you. But for a twenty-first in college? Sure. While I've had gatherings and get togethers since that night I don't think I've thrown a full-on full-out party since. I was kind of...

In six months I will be thirty and within the last few days that idea has hit me like a ton of bricks. I've never really had a problem with my age. Maybe it's because I look at least five years younger than I actually am and therefore associate myself with being much younger. Or the fact that I have completely ignored any notions of being a "grownup." I sometimes even forget that I am close to 30 and have to step back and remind myself that no, I am not an early twenty-something. 25 was no problem even though I...

1. My laptop is dead. I went to turn it on this morning and nothing happens. I guess it is not surprising as it has been turning itself off a lot lately. :-( I just hope I can salvage the hard drive and get all my stuff off of it. I am really good at backing up my photos, but not so good at backing up anything else. And I have a lot of stuff on that computer :( I can probably steal my mom's laptop until I buy a new one as I don't think she uses hers at...

Yesterday was my nephew Dylan's birthday! It was a carnival theme party with a popcorn bar and games. Dylan wasn't too interested in opening his presents. But I think he is making a good competitive eater in training because he totally went to town on his cake. ...