I promise after this post I won’t mention my birthday again, cause after planning a party complete with a social media strategy, who really needs to hear more about my aging?
That said, I was pleased as punch that so many of my best friends and wonderful family members came out last weekend to drink, dance and eat donuts with me.
It was everything I could’ve wanted. A safe space for worlds to collide as we broke out our literal choreography, sang along to Natalie Imbruglia, and I crowd sourced ideas for how to give my bank teller my number.
While I didn’t expect gifts, a number of my friends got real creative, and I have to highlight this gem from Renee and Conor:
Yes, my nectarines got my a personalized signed photo of the one, the only, Kathy Najimy. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, we shouldn’t be friends.
I later took to Twitter to share the above photo, and that’s when Kathy’s blessing really became the gift that keeps on giving. Because not only did Kathy Najimy reply to my tweet, she also called me HOT STUFF:
— kathy najimy (@kathynajimy) July 21, 2014
I mean, come on. We’re pretty much besties now, right?
I try to be self-aware enough to not be one of those assholes that uses the hashtag #blessed. But when you receive a personalized signed photo from Kathy Najimy that reads “bless you,” it actually applies!