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If You Think 34 Is Old, You’re Probably Avril Lavigne

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Today is my lovely, charming, talented, often-sweet-but-sometimes-flinty, opinionated-but-not-dogmatic, very pregnant and feeling self-conscious about it (December, boy) wife’s birthday. She thinks she’s getting old – due to the fact that we all age at the same rate, she’ll always be young to me. She is a remarkable, loving mother and step-mother, generous, a hard worker, a very fine writer, and the best partner in the world. Happy Birthday, Dawn. Love, Eric

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  • Dawn

    Well, thanks for all of those nice things you said. And you are not at all biased.

    Does this mean I am allowed to have some cake?

  • Al Barger

    34? Dang, you’re old. Are you going to spend the day shopping for one of those motorized scooter things for you old folks?

  • Dawn

    I may be old, smelly and pregnant, but Al, I can so take your sorry butt.

    With or without a scooter.

  • Corinna hasofferett

    Hi Dawn,
    Reminds me – once an Israeli poet complained to me, “Corinna, I’m old, I’m 69.”
    I told you, when you’ll be eighty you’ll look back and say, “How young I was when I was only 69 yrs old.”
    And guess what: He’s now indeed 80 and in a newspaper article it said he’s running up and down the stairs as easy as said.
    Happy Birthday Dawn. Savor the day.
    (By the way, what day in December?…)

  • Temple A. Stark

    Dawn – truly a gifted person. and a perosan easy to care for because of her “i-don’t give-afuck-ok-i-really-do vulnerability and parallel strength.

  • Dawn

    Thanks for the kind thoughts Corrinna and Temple, although I may not be old, I just feel old.

    And yes, I do indeed give a fig.

  • Natalie Davis

    Dawn, you rock. Happy belated birthday. And don’t fret — some of us are older than you.

  • Dawn

    Yeah, but they all look better 😉

  • David

    Happy b-day Dawn…anywhere in your thirties is Y-O-U-N-G! Trust me…I’ve got the big 40 staring me down next year. Still feel 29 of course…

    BTW, is Eric Olsen the same Eric Olsen who worked as a promo rep for a major labels in the ’90s?

    Enjoy your day….