Of course, what then arose was a circus project. So I'm actually going to spend the weekend with circus folk, working out on the trapeze, and trying to look fabulous.
It's funny, because I've never been a big one to care about age. Then the other day it hit me that I'm turning 37, and when you work with a bunch of young tech types it can make you feel old. You can't drink or party as much, Steve is younger and still beautiful, yadda, yadda, yadda.
But then I realized that I've enjoyed getting older. I feel like I don't sweat the small shit as much, I'm less concerned about money, and I've dropped the dramatic people from my life. I also have Steve, and a solid relationship really makes working through any life crisis so much easier.
Besides, when I was younger I couldn't do circus tricks-- hell, I couldn't afford the classes. Now I can... and I look pretty good as a result, I think (and so does Steve). So even if my birthday is spent with aerial people, I feel like it's going to be a great day, and the beginning of a great year.
I have jury duty next week, and our good friend Amy Witry does a great stand-up routine about how she loves jury duty. Here's a clip of her performing at the famous Caroline's in New York. Play it with your headphones, but it's definitely worth the 5 minutes.