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Forty-fricking-five

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Let me tell you something. If you are not yet 45, prepare to not FEEL 45 when you get there. I think of myself as maybe 27. Without the whole Janice Joplin/Kurt Cobain/Jimi Hendrix burning out before I fade away thing.

The above picture is from 1999, when I turned 34. My LA workplace did like to fuss. And I might have mentioned it was my bday oh, a time or two in advance.

I am sorry to tell you that was the night JFK Jr. died, July 16, 1999. I am full of the happy news, aren't I? I remember waking up hung over the day after my birthday and Marvin said, "John-John is missing."

Marvin loves giving me the bad news. And saying things like "John-John." He also woke me to tell me about Princess Diana, who thankfully he did not call "Diana-Diana," and he stormed into the bathroom while I was putting Jergen's on my legs to tell me about the World Trade Center. Who is he, the town crier? The town repeater of first names?

Anyway.

It being the stupendously ridiculous anniversary of my birth, I wanted to tell you that the best gift in the world is having all of you as my friends. Even if you have never left me one word of comment, just seeing you as a reader on my sitemeter or on Google Reader is exciting. It's like, someone is reading all the crap I write about my dumb life! Who knew?

There's this guy at work I like, and he said yesterday, "I'm so glad someone else has my sense of humor finally. It makes everything less lonely." That is how I feel about all of you reading my blatherings.

So thank you all very much. Y'all are better than a puppy. You know. Almost.

136 thoughts on “Forty-fricking-five”

  1. Happy Belated Birthday!!! I was vacationing in beautiful northern MI and could not attend your virtual birthday fest – finally catching up on your blog, can’t wait to see what happened next!

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  2. Princess Di died on my birthday. So, while you were saying “wow that sucks” or whatever, I was saying “wow that sucks and I’ll always remember what the date, maybe it’ll come in handy on Jeopardy”.
    Sorry I missed your birthday date, I was camping in the woods with six boys, and one of my Tweeple just told me I might be tired because I got bit by a ninja tick. I think I’m just tired, but maybe Dr. Google will help alleviate my fears.
    I was also going to say sorry about making this comment mostly about me, but you aren’t the only self absorbed person out there, make room sistah.
    xoxox
    Annie from the street not the city

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  3. *yawwwwnnn* Happy Birthday day 2! Could I please have another piece of cake?

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  4. Happy Birthday June! It’s a GOOD thing you don’t feel 45, because you don’t LOOK 45. And I’m not buttering you up just because it’s your birthday. 🙂

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  5. Happy birthday again! (Said it yesterday too, I think…but in your case, it needs to be said again.)
    I am forty-frickin-three and I’m not looking forward to forty-frickin-four or forty-frickin-five. Sigh. Did you have a sexy party? (Do you watch Family Guy? Stewie loves to have sexy parties.)

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  6. I think I’ve only commented a couple of times, but I read faithfully and you always make me laugh! So thank you for sharing your sense of humor. I hope you had a fabulous day.

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  7. and another Happy Birthday — just so you know you really do bring smiles to so many of us who are reading and enjoying the story of your life. It makes us all less lonely. Thank you.

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  8. Happy Happy Birthday! And thank you for sharing your lovely stories …you make me smile every.dang.day Junie!

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  9. I saw a chick at Sanford Lake beach today who looked exACTLY like you…do you have a white bikini with ruffles on the , uh, chestals?
    And a flower ass-hat?
    Happy Birthday

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  10. Happy birthday, Junie! I know I’m late to this party, but I did think about you today. I had to go to a training and one of the speakers was talking about how we think we really KNOW people in movies or on TV, and I thought, yeah, kinda like I think I really KNOW June.
    And even though I really don’t, I’m glad I do.

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  11. Happy happy birthday to youuuuu!
    Welcome to 45. I can assure you, I do not feel 27, but at least I have a bride who looks 27.

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  12. I don’t usually comment but I read you every day and I enjoy reading the comments as well. Happy Birthday June! You and I are the same age. I get you. I don’t get Marvin most of the time, but I get you. Thanks for the laughs.

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    I guess I shouldn’t spoil your day of birth by mentioning that you misspelled two of my icons’ names (Janis Joplin and Pepé Le Pew). Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!

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  14. Happy, happy, happiest birthday to you!!! I keep meaning to tell you this, so now it will be my birthday present: I keep my bread in the fridge too!!!
    XOXO Jeni (who drove through Greensboro last weekend and thought of you the whole ding-dang time!)

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  15. Happy Birthday, Jejune. Since there are 15 days left in my fiscal year, I figure there are 15 birthdays left in your month. Enjoy them all; life’s a gift.
    Forty-five! Heck fire, I had hair at 45.

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