Posted three hours before I turned 35

Almost 35

Originally uploaded by maximolly.

It’s my birthday! I am now 35 years old. This is freaking me out because I’ve forever left the 18-34 demographic. And when many of the people I celebrated with turn 35, I will be on my way to exiting the demographic for the 50-64!

We had a wonderful party at the Anchor in New Haven, complete with amazing cake. Today, Birke and I are doing a photo shoot together and then I’m going to write, write, write.

Really, I love birthdays. They’re unilateral: everybody gets one. I wasn’t drunk and wished everybody a happy birthday. (After all, you say “happy Thanksgiving” and “merry Christmas” and “happy holidays” — why should birthdays be unidirectional?) So happy birthday to you on my birthday.


  1. All right! Yesterday (Saturday) was my birthday! I turned 39 and enter the last year in my 30s. No big to-do (given that most people seem to be away during US Thanksgiving, it’s always hard to figger something out), but a really fun day nevertheless…

  2. Happy Birthday, Molly!
    I hope you have a blessed year of a great thesis/dissertation, much laughter, hope, and admittance to a Ph.D. program. ;o)

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY you lovely, lovely lady.
    This will be the best year yet.
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxox Lucia
    (and happy birthday to me and everyone else too!)

  4. Happy Birthday, Molly! I can only imagine that you will become even more interesting this year… I look forward to reading!

  5. Happy belated birthday! Hope your birthday and birthday week are great. Hope the next year is full of good adventures and that you add to your collection of friends.
    Don’t sweat being 35. 7 year old Ellie assured me today that 35 and 36 are still FAR AWAY from 40…and 40 is REALLY old…so, according to her, we’re still pretty young.

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