The Birthday Blog

Friday, May 16, 2014


And today is my birthday. Thus far it's already been pretty great. The phone calls, the texts, the Facebook posts, the emails, they've all started to come and I appreciate every one of them.

When I look at that pudgy little girl in the photo with the skunk streak in her bangs and the sweaty little hairs in the back I wonder what I was thinking at that moment. I look pretty focused, don't I? Then again, I've always taken blowing candles out on a cake pretty seriously. Right, Mel? 

And why does it look like that sultry little red head on my cake is giving someone the side-eye?

But now I'm just babbling. In the past on my birthday I've written lists about everything I've learned in the last year. But after reflecting on this past crazy year (and trust me on this one, it's been a roller coaster) I think I can sum it all up with two quick lines. Life is short and life is messy. You can either embrace it and find the funny, or complain about it.

I choose the funny.

And on that note, I'm off to do birthday things. Have a good weekend and as always, thanks for reading!


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42 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Taylor! Enjoy lots of drinks and even more laughs!

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  2. Happy birthday Tay! Have a fantastic weekend :)

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  3. Happy birthday Taylor! I hope it's the best, funniest, messiest yet.

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  4. Life is short and messy. Enjoy it. Have the happiest of birthdays.

    -Jackie
    http://ournashvillelife.com

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  5. Happy birthday, Taylor!! Have a good one!

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  6. Happy Birthday Taylor! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

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  7. Happy Birthday!!! Here's to hearing Birthday by Katy Perry a million times today!!!!

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  8. Totally had that same cake when I was little though I had a side-eyed blonde. Happy Birthday hope its the best year yet.

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  9. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day!

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  10. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!

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  11. Happy birthday!! Hope you have a great day!

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  12. Please name me one little girl growing up in the 90's who didn't, at least on one birthday, request a stripper cake with a Barbie doll bursting out of the middle covered in frosting. Can't do it? Yea. Us 90's kids, man - we knew how it was done. ;) Happy Birthday, Taylor! Have an awesome weekend!

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  13. Birthdays are great, I love birthdays, not just mine my everyones so I hope you had a bloody awesome birthday

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  14. You get profound-er with age ;) Happy Birthday!!!

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  15. Woohoo, Happy Birthday! I hope it's one for the ages. :)

    xo Always, Abby

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  16. Happy birthday weekend!! :D I think you summed up life pretty perfectly. Enjoy it!

    xo

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  17. Definitely funny is always an option for me too.

    Happy Day Tay! (See what I did there.... funny.)

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  18. Ah Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great weekend celebrating!
    Katie x
    www.missenchanting.co.uk

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  19. Happy birthday!! Hope you had a great day!!

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  20. Happy Birthday, dear! Love reading your words!

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  21. Hope you had a great birthday!!!

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