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July 09, 2008

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wendy

Good for you! I've never dreaded a birthday (I just turned 34) and I think the trick is not having expectations of what your life is going to be like at a certain age. If you thought by the time you were 30 you'd be making $100,000 a year, you'd be happily married with 2.4 kids and a dog, etc., etc. and you hit 30 and you aren't there yet.... That isn't to say you shouldn't have goals and dreams though! The other trick is to be with a partner older than you. My husband is 11 years older so I never feel old (and he gets to feel young by being with me)! ;)

Kim Hayes

Oh the big 3-0. I turned 30 myself in May. Feels good so far!! Good luck! (on a side note- I did think that I would have everything figured out when I turned 30- turns out- I don't! :) I can only hope that as each year passes, my wisdom and vision grows.

Kim Hayes

By the way- great work! :) I can't remember how I stumbled onto your blog- but I check back now and then.

Ed Roberts

Hey Deann,

Congratulations on the big tres-o! I too am preparing for my trip to the land of Decade x 3 that will happen later this year (Scorpio). I thought I would leave you with my favorite things happening in the world they year that we were born...what a glorious year!

I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

February 11 - The People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.

March 1 - Charlie Chaplin's remains are stolen from Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland. (I love Charlie Chaplin)

April 22 - The One Love Peace Concert is held at National Heroes Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Bob Marley unites 2 opposing political leaders at this concert, bringing peace to the civil war ridden streets of the city.

May 17 - Charles Chaplin's coffin is found 10 miles from the cemetery it was stolen from, near Lake Geneva.

Little Known Fact – We had 3 different popes in 1978. After Pope Paul VI passed, Pope John Paul I serves only 33 days before passing and being replaced by Pope John Paul II.

Top grossing films:
1. Grease $96,300,000
2. Superman $82,800,000
3. Animal House $70,826,000

Academy Awards:
Best Picture: The Deer Hunter
Best Director: Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
Best Actor: Jon Voight - Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Coming Home
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Walken - The Deer Hunter
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith - California Suite

Hit Singles:
1. Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
2. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – You’re the one that I want
3. The Village People – YMCA

TV shows debuting this year:
April 2 - Dallas premieres on CBS
June 6- 20/20 premieres on ABC
September 12 - Taxi premieres on ABC
September 14 - Mork & Mindy premieres on ABC
September 17 - Battlestar Galactica premieres on ABC
September 18 - WKRP in Cincinnati premieres on CBS
October 2 - The All-New Jeopardy! premieres on NBC
November 3 - Diff'rent Strokes premieres on NBC

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