It's my party, I can cry if I want to

... but I don't want to. :)

I'll be honest, it's been a tough week. In just a few days I've lost a boyfriend and the most amazing dog, incurred unexpected expenses that have depleted my bank account, and realized that my hair is now dying (I found three gray hairs!). 

Still, it's my birthday and that's reason enough to celebrate. Actually, stepping back a bit, this past year has been the best of my life and I'm really excited to see what happens -- especially with my career -- in the year ahead. I truly am very blessed. 

A special thanks to everyone who has supported me in my personal and professional endeavors, you make it possible for me to do what I love each and every day.
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Aw, Jen. Sucks about the bad news. I assume the grey hair is bad news, since when I found my first one I started crying and drinking in synchronicity.

But it's your birthday and the rest of it doesn't matter. Feliz cumpleanos, and keep on rockin' in the free world.

We live in an age of uncertainty and greatness. Have faith because I am certain of your greatness.
You're the best ! keep doing what you do, we will keep supporting you, you deserve all the good things that happened this year! And happy birthday!
sorry 'bout the bad news. but forget them for today at least... best wishes from germany.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag!

You look radiant, even under all the duress. Happy birthday!!!
Happy birthday Jen. Birthdays are wonderful milestones to stop and reflect on life...especially needed as we get busier and busier as you have been. Yes, you've dealt with some painful experiences lately but it's all part of the rainbow of life. Look at all the brilliant colors that shine on you...great work at Mashable and on TV....your future is so bright you gotta wear Google Goggles? Seriously, don't sweat the small stuff and few things are tinier than hairs no matter what the color. As for love, things work out for the best...according to fate and destiny. As for our pets, we know they won't be around long so we must love and adore them while we can and I'm sure you did...then just remember them well. Hey that advice can work with people too huh? But I digress...
Enjoy your birthday and focus on all your blessings and learn from the mistakes we make and grow from the pain.


Have a fantastic birthday ... and here's to an amazing upcoming year filled with passion, hope, love and success! ;]
Happy Birthday Jen!! Keep your head up. It only gets better from here. Through the rain then comes sunshine.
Happy birthday Jenn. Sorry to hear about your dog. Hoping you have a puppy in your future real soon.
Big hugs to you, girlfriend. Better times start now. Wanna go for a beer or karaoke or both next week?
Peg, yes please!!!