Dear Thirty Nine Year Old Joy,

Joy the Baker Birthday 

Dear Thirty Nine Year Old Joy,

     It’s 2010.  Today we’re Twenty Nine Year Old Joy.  It’s exciting.  My Facebook page is exploding with birthday wishes.  Cool but mostly gross. 

I’m making a birthday cake.  That’s what that big mess is all about.  

I’m writing you, Future Joy, just to say hello and remind you of a few things.  A lot can happen in the ten years between us.   

Joy the Baker Birthday 

This is your twenty nine year old self, Joy.  You dye your hair with henna and wear tie dye tank tops.  The exposed bra strap…. well, I hope we’re not still doing that.  Not super classy… your mama taught you better than that.

Twenty nine year old Joy daydreams about being either Angelina Jolie or a butt kicking Russian spy.  Both would be ideal.  I’m going to start wearing a lot of sexy black turtleneck sweaters now… that should get us halfway to making our dream a reality.  Ten years from now we’re a Russian spy… aren’t we?  Awesome.

This year for my birthday I’d either like a kitten or a bottle of bourbon.  I’d settle for a crepe pan.  Am I being a brat?  Yes.

I have to get back to the cake I’m baking for us, Future Joy.  I hope you’re doing rad things on this day in your life.  Rad things that may or may not include wrangling small children, feeding kittens and shoe shopping… well, that’s if you haven’t gotten the whole Russian spy thing worked out for us.  I’m kinda counting on that, so….  yea.


Twenty Nine Year Old Joy

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270 thoughts on “Dear Thirty Nine Year Old Joy,

  1. Happy birthday and so looking forward to that cake!

    Hope that this day will be all bright and sunny and that all those dreams of yours come true.

  2. Lets make some noise….lets sing and dance …a ? happpy bappy ? joyful ? songgggggggggggggggggggg…

    happy? Birthday ? Joy…oh ? Joy!!!!
    Love the bees Swarming over ur cake..atop…Winne de pooh wishes u too:-)))

  3. Happy birthday Joy! I think you can be pretty darn proud and satisfied with what you’ve already achieved by 29! I know I would be! You’re amazing! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Happy Birthday Joy – mine was the 22nd!! :) I’m one year younger than you – hope you had a fantastic day! Cake!!! :)

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