Let me go ahead and get the self-serving part out of the way:
My birthday is April 16th. I will be 48. I would appreciate money or gift cards. Don't worry about what gift card I would enjoy because any will do. If I don't like it, I'll sell it on cardcash.com.
That is all.
I've never been one of those girls who cared about their age. In fact, I've always been quite happy to tell it, because I've worked hard not to SHOW it.
The same thing with my weight. I swore I'd never be one of those girls who professed to be 130 pounds when the scale read 40 lbs higher. By the same token, I swore to never be the chubby girl who would sit and say "I don't hardly eat ANYTHING!" or "I'm starved! I haven't eaten all day! I usually only eat once a day anyway!"