5.06.2008

portrait of a (27-year-old) lady

Barret of Girl Obsessed did this portrait of me, and I think it's a pretty awesome birthday surprise. Yes, I'm 27 today. Joe turned 29 on Saturday, and although we're both relatively young, we agreed to each other that we can't help but feel the signs of aging...the slower metabolism, the gray hairs (joe, not me), getting a hangover from one drink. It's slowly starting to happen. When I was a kid playing "pretend" with my two sisters, we always imagined that we were seventeen. Every time. Seventeen was the peak of perfection to us. In reality the seventeenth year of my life was probably one of the worst. Now ten years later, 27 feels pretty darn good. My birthday request was to go see Baby Mama at the theater with Joe. We barely ever go to the movies, so I'm really looking forward to it! I've gotten some nice cards, calls, and e-mails today, so all in all it's a pretty sweet b-day.

40 comments:

Lena said...

happy, happy birthday jenny!

erica said...

happy, happy birthday jenny!!

i started going grey when i was 24, the slower metabolism really started last winter, and i'm now considered a 'cheap date.' so i guess i've hit all the major aging milestones for my 20s.

i hope you have a wonderful fun-filled birthday!

Claire said...

Happy birthday!

shim + sons said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Jenny!!! 27 was such a great year for me...wishing you the same!!

xoxo.

LeeAnn said...

Happy Birthday! I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now. This may be my first comment here, but looks like we will turn 27 together this year. 19 was the age I used to pretend to be when I was younger. Now I would never want to be 19 again! Well, maybe if I could keep all the wisdom I have earned. (I gave my husband my etsy password so he can take a gander at my favorites. I wonder what I'll get this year?)

erica-knits said...

Happy Birthday Jenny! I wish you another wonderful year. Having you as a blog friend has been wonderful.
p.s. my hairdresser already found a grey hair on my head!

alyson. said...

happy birthday Jenny! I hope you go out and celebrate! :)

Little Nutbrown Hare said...

Happy birthday! I hope you have a nice time at the theater with Joe. My perfect age was 21, and I'm still lamenting its passing..

quaint handmade said...

happy birthday jenny! the print is wonderful.

at around your age, i made my husband promise to not let me wear the plastic hat and pull over the shoes rubbers when i got old.

muralimanohar said...

Ha..15 was MY magic age. And then it turned out to be one of my most awkward years. Go figure. :p

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your date with Joe, and have a good time!

jean said...

Hey! My birthday is this week too (on Thursday)! I, however will not be turning 27. Hope you have a groovy day. Have fun!

elegantmusings said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jenny!!! :) Hope you have a fantastic day!!!

Julia said...

happy birthday jenny. i hope you have a lovely time on your date with joe- what a perfect way to celebrate the beginning of a great year.

stephanie said...

happy happy happy bday!

Laura said...

i hope your celebration is lots of fun~ go nuts and have that drink!

ingrid said...

Happy Birthday! I'm turning 27 in a week and a half, so I hope 27 is a good year for both of us!

Alicia A. said...

Happy birthday, Jenny!

amisha said...

happy birthday jenny!
the portrait is beautiful. what a sweet birthday surprise!
you are going to love 27. i am going to be 30 next month and every year really does get better and better :) xo

My Photo Albums said...

delurking for a moment to say happy birthday! I hope you enjoy your movie and your 27th year. :)

Blessings,
Grace

lesliewar said...

Happy 27th!

grace said...

Happy birthday!

UNIFORM Studio said...

oh -happy 27 Jenny! I know it's going to be a great year for you:)
xo

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Happy birthday Jenny!

I know how you feel about the getting old part - I wonder how we'll feel about that when we get to 37, and 47?

I hope you have a beautiful day....

Leah xxx

.Manon. said...

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear jenny happy birthday to you.

alles gute zum Geburtstag (german). (the same to joe)

that is really cool that your birthdates are so close together.
I hope you had a great weekend.

xo manon

ms firefly said...

happy birthday!
when i was 27, my then fiancee proposed to me. :)
so it's one grand age to be! :)

leslie said...

a big happy 27 to you. and i love that portrait. so perfect!

Concha said...

Happy birthday! I've turned 26 and I now what you mean!

By the way, I came across your blog yesterday and it's pretty fabulous!! I even read almost all the archives from your old blog -- you are really talented! :) I'll stop by often!

spinne said...

Have a nice birthday!

Monica said...

Happy birthday!!!

house on hill road said...

hope your birthday was great, jenny!

Marianne said...

Happy happy birthday Jenny. I hope this will be another great year for you. Ah, 27, a great age. I am a few month away from the three o.

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amy h said...

Happy birthday, Jenny! 27 is a good one. I say that with my massive six years of experience. :)

(And my sister's and my Barbies were always 22.)

claire said...

princess jenny-
the fact that you are a may girl makes you even more special-
i hope this year is your best yet!

emily said...

a very merry birthday to you!!

another gal of twentyseven here, and i like it. it's adult, but young as well. sometimes i can't believe it-- it's a little odd actually. but i hope you enjoy it!

Brooke said...

Ahhh! We have the same exact birthday, how cool! (I'm a year older though)

iknitipurl said...

Happy Birthday! 27 isn't so bad. I'm 27. Dreading the next birthday in November. I know how you feel though. I wake up feeling like my bones are 70. Can't quite do all the fun and exciting things I did when I was 20 and not feel it the next day!

Daphné said...

Happy birthday!Sorry, I am late!(Mine was 5 days ago!)I hope you had a good time, birthdays are always such a great opportunity to spend time with the ones you love, receive sweet presents and eat too much cake!

House of Milk said...

may 6th is my birthday, too. =) happy birthday to you, slightly belated.

WendyB said...

Happy birthday -- but signs of aging? LOL! Put that stuff out of your mind this minute!I'd love to be young and 27 again!