Another Trip Around the Sun

I love that phrase…my friend Tammy over at Keep In Touch With Mommakin writes that on my birthday and I love it. Today I’m celebrating my 35th trip and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I feel wiser and happier and more self-confident and content than I have in my life. I am so very thankful for all of the blessings these 35 years have bestowed upon me.

In honor of my 35th birthday, and to all my friends young and old, I share some wisdom from Mr. Andy Rooney. Thanks, Crystal, for sharing this with me. I love it. I treasure each wrinkle, each laugh line and each gray hair as they are a celebration of a life well-lived.

Here is a piece written by Andy Rooney, the reporter on CBS’s 60 Minutes. Andy Rooney says, “As I grow in age, I value women who are over 30 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

• A woman over 30 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.

• If a woman over 30 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And it’s usually something more interesting.

• A woman over 30 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 30 give a damn what you might think about her or what’s she’s doing.

• Women over 30 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

• Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.

• A woman over 30 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women.

• Women over 30 couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.

• Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 30. They always know.

• Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

• Yes, we praise women over 30 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coifed hot woman of 30+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress.
Ladies, I apologize.

Andy Rooney

Here’s to another amazing, joy-filled, ridiculously happy trip around the sun!!!


13 responses to “Another Trip Around the Sun


  2. Happy Birthday and have a wonderful day!

  3. I love it! Happy Birthday!

  4. Happy birthday! May the day feel special to you.

  5. Happy Birthday Tiffany! Wishing you love, luck and lots of cupcakes!

  6. So well said! You are an amazing 30+ woman! Enjoy your next year around the sun to it’s absolute fullest. Happy Birthday!!!

  7. Happy happy birthday xxx

  8. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Happy Belated!

  9. Hope you had a great day yesterday. A belated Happy Birthday to you. Thanks for sharing the Andy Rooney words.

  10. That list is awesome! Go Andy! Happy Birthday, my friend. You are beautiful inside and out.

  11. Happy Birthday!! Have a great one!

  12. I love the “another trip around the sun” analogy! Hope your birthday is a good one, Tiffany. And, I loved the piece by Andy Rooney, too – thanks for sharing this one.

  13. Thank you for sharing this with all of us who are over 30. I love it. I hope your birthday was amazing!

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