Nothing really special about the number 47. And it IS just a number, or so I've been told. But I'm here to tell you that it's just as painful when said rapidly as it is when said slowly.
I'm 47 today. When my mother was 47, she had an 11 year old handful (me) and I can barely handle two dogs. She was some woman and I miss her, especially on birthdays. I mean after all, 47 years ago today I was causing her some pain I would imagine.
The Mystery of 47
I've always hated birthdays because they're depressing and usually a huge let-down. But for the past few years, having my guy in my life has changed that I think. And my friends. I have a LOT of acquaintances but not what I would call a lot of friends. But the ones I DO have, well, they're the BEST. Every now and then a snake slips in, but overall, I'm a pretty good judge of character and I must say, I do have the BEST taste in friends.
If you've read my post, Thank Goodness for Quilted Toilet Paper, you know how I feel about "stuff" and life's not really about "the stuff." You know the old adage, the best stuff in life isn't stuff.
But I'm going to show you some "stuff" anyhow because, well, I can't take photos of "unstuff."
My friends got together and surprised me with the best gift a nail polish lover could ask for...
La Collection Paris-Moscou - From Russia (via Paris) with love. Three limited-edition, jewel-toned nail shades that evoke the riches of the Russian Empire - the inspiration behind the Chanel Paris-Moscou Fashion Show (FNO 2008) designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Affectionately called The Russies by nail polish aficionados the world over.
The Russies!!!! I nearly fainted. Then I may have cried a little. Something I've wanted for a long time and something I'd never have bought for myself. My. Friends. ROCK.
I got a few other goodies too - from my friend Ashley...
...for the Doctor Who and Harry Potter fan in all of us. The key ring says Accio Coffee! A Time Turner. A Doctor Who Toile make-up bag. She knows me so well!
So...wanna see swatches of the Chanels? Tune in later today for my blogpost with full swatches!
If I survive 47.
And if THEY can survive 47, so can I. They being this lot of "famous" people who are also 47...
R. Kelly, Samantha Fox, Chris Rock, Janet Jackson, Shania Twain, Cindy Crawford, Charlie Sheen, Helen Bonham Carter, Cynthia Nixon, Marlee Matlin, Robin Wright, Jami Gertz, Nancy McKeon, Ben Stiller, Heidi Fleiss, Julianna Margulies.
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