- Sometimes life throws up on your shoes, sort of like George Bush Sr. once did to the Prime Minister of Japan.
- Ruined shoes (figuratively speaking), emotional potholes, and other curveballs are much easier to deal with when you have good friends and good (or, hell, any) booze at your side.
- Now and well into your 30s, you're still allowed to do things that are silly, immature, and sometimes outright dumb.
- The Burton snowboards ad from 1989 was right: the more you live, the less you die.
To Dana on Her 30th Birthday
As your elder, I'd like to share with you a few things 30 has taught me: