What I Learned at 27

30 Sep

My weekend was relatively lame and I’m sorry to report that I have no stories about me falling down or kissing all the wrong men. So, here’s another list. Yaaaaaay.

Tomorrow I turn 28. Here are 27 things I learned this year:


1. Drinking alone isn’t so awful.

2. Toe hair is no joke.

3. Hula hooping is fun.

4. Everyone is going to die, so don’t take your loved ones for granted.

5. I need to follow my heart, no matter how stupid it makes me look.

6. If someone doesn’t treat me well, fuck them (“middle finger” sense, not “penis inside me” sense).

7. Not that I’m complaining, but most men on the internet are fucking freaks (okay, yes, I’m complaining).

8. Being alone isn’t half as scary as I thought.

9. Birthday sex is so overrated…probably. (Work with me here, I’m trying to make myself feel better.)

10. If I leave my car unlocked, a prostitute will have sex in it.

11. I can’t get high and listen to Nights in White Satin because it makes me feel like I am in a movie.

12. I’m not weird, I’m limited edition.

13. Despite what I was hoping, the majority of men really do think with their dicks.

14. Everyone gives advice about love and it’s all different. I appreciate the help, but I can’t always listen–I need to live my life!

15. One can lose a lot of weight by dancing every day.

16. Doing the robot on Skype is hilarious to the right naked man, and all the other naked men will not find it funny.

17. I’m romantic and that’s okay.

18. Laughing is SO MUCH FUN.

19. It is possible to live without cable.

20. The past is past and what happened, happened.

21. Living in love isn’t easy at first, but it changes thinking patterns and IS fabulous.

22. Never stop being grateful.

23. Love should feel good.

24. Tequila and grapefruit juice are delicious together.

25. Being married to me will beΒ fun and super sexy (I hang out with me, I would know).

26. It’s okay to be a funny girl.

27. I still have no idea what I’m doing!


44 Responses to “What I Learned at 27”

  1. JWo September 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Happy Birthday La La…

    Hopefully you won’t be spending it alone or with any nekkid men on Skype. Hopefully the men will be nekkid in real life tomorrow. πŸ˜‰



    • La La September 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

      *fingers crossed* πŸ˜‰


  2. Le Clown September 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    La La,
    One thing that I have learned while you were 27 is that you are truly fucking awesome.
    Le Clown


    • La La September 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

      Oh that’s debatable, but thank you! That unicorn picture today was pretty much the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Thanks for that, too.


      • Le Clown September 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

        La La,
        Do not argue with a clown. You are fantastic.
        Le Clown


        • La La September 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm #



  3. Christopher De Voss September 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    None of us really knows what they are doing at any age. I’ve been winging it forever. Whatever age any one is, your Number 27 applies to us all. Happy Birthday!


    • La La September 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

      Thanks darlin’.


  4. Carolina Courtland September 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Happy Birthday! What are you wearing? That looks like a park ranger uniform. LOL


    • La La September 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

      Thanks! It’s a Ravens jersey, haha. You’re the third person to say that!


      • Carolina Courtland September 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

        I thought maybe you had switched jobs and were now watching bears in a forest.


  5. paulaacton September 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    I shall hand the birthday baton over to you as mine was today hope your day is as lovely as mine has been


    • La La September 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

      Happy Birthday fellow Libra!!


  6. Someone Else September 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Feliz cumpleanos, sweet one! How adorable are you?! (I can say that because I’m 29 and much older looking than you are.)

    Also: thanks for wearing a Raven’s shirt and I’m really happy that the Orioles are killin it this year! B-more. xoxox


  7. Carrie Rubin September 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    That you are a “limited edition” is an indisputable fact, so please, don’t ever change. πŸ™‚ But are you sure one can live without cable?

    Happy Birthday!!


  8. Maggie O'C September 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    You have learned a lot but I must tell you as your older and somewhat wiser self,

    It is NOT okay to live without cable.


    • La La September 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

      If I could afford it, I would have it. I swears.


      • Maggie O'C October 1, 2012 at 1:22 am #

        I hear you. I wouldn’t have said anything but I went for 6 months without it and it was rough. One more reason I love Derwood πŸ™‚ He pays Comcast.


  9. Lori DiNardi September 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    1) It’s a wise person who knows that they don’t know what they’re doing.
    2) I watched the TV show Once Upon a Time tonight (great fantasy if you like that sorta stuff). The character Belle (Beauty from Beauty and the Beast) looks like you (from your photos).
    3) To my fellow Libran (is that a word?), my happiest wishes for you tomorrow. A wonderful spark of light entered our world 28 years ago on Oct. 1. πŸ™‚ Happy, Happy, Hugs.


    • La La October 1, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      This is so sweet, thank you so much!!!


  10. Pigeon Heart September 30, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Happy birthday!! I loooove the “I’m not weird, I’m limited addition”.
    Best quote ever. Yay for you and all you know now. You’re gonna shine like the sun~


    • La La October 1, 2012 at 10:10 am #

      Thanks babe!


  11. gingerfightback October 1, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    Many happy returns – toe hair indeed……..


  12. kenthinksaloud October 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Loved your number 10 – I can just see that happening! Happy birthday La La. Have a really lovely day πŸ™‚


  13. becca3416 October 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    I could marry you. We could hula hoop dance while drinking tequila and grape fruit juice like EVERY day. And, we can have sex with whoever we want! Hooray!


  14. RFL October 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Happy Birthday! Love your list, and I’m with you on still having no idea what I’m doing.


    • La La October 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

      Thank god! πŸ˜‰


  15. ardent and awkward in austin October 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Happy Birthday! Your list is great… ditto, to all of them! Hope your day was great and your year, the best one yet.


    • La La October 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

      Thanks lady friend!


  16. gypsy116 October 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    Happy Birthday πŸ™‚


  17. Maddie Cochere October 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Your list is awesome, and my WordPress reader sucks because I completely missed this post. You aren’t there yet, but my thirties were the best! If you are having this much fun now … well, look out world! πŸ™‚


  18. ladymiryaa October 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    I have to say that as I am about to turn 42 next month, I too have no idea what I am doing. But I do know that I like pie. And wine. Preferably with ambien.


  19. workspousestory October 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    HAPPY BELATED B-DAY! So sorry for being so overwhelmed by MYSELF but this will change! xx
    ps. Sent you the best b-day e-card so you can’t be mad πŸ˜‰ xxxxxx


    • La La October 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

      You’re awesome! Thank you!


  20. Love & Lunchmeat October 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    8, 12, 23, and 26 are all awesome! #1 is inadvisable. Going to movies alone is okay; drinking alone is a whole other thing…

    P.S. In my head, I commented on this post several days ago. It’s okay if you didn’t respond. I know psychic blog comments are much trickier…


    • La La October 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

      Crap! I try to intercept psychic comments but it doesn’t always work out. Glad you told me πŸ˜‰


  21. Mohan, mdashf October 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    funny … so I shared it with others ..


    • La La October 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it.


  22. Ne-Cap October 5, 2012 at 3:56 am #

    Reblogged this on Ne-Cap and commented:
    What I Learned at 27


    • La La October 5, 2012 at 10:26 am #

      Thanks for the reblog πŸ™‚


      • Ne-Cap October 8, 2012 at 1:05 am #

        You are awesome .. Bindas Type .. i love this thing about you. Fearless, Real Brave ..


  23. sweetmother October 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    are you a goddermend paramedic? because if so, that’s awesome. the lead singer of van halen is apparently one now too…


  24. sakuraandme October 8, 2012 at 2:16 am #

    Happy Birthday!…Your post made me smile:)


  25. Jean-Paul December 4, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    clearly seen !


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