So my 40th birthday is this week, and we’re watching one of my guilty pleasures, “Real Housewives of Orange County.” Right now you’re saying, ooohhh, I love that show. But if you’re one of the five people who don’t get Bravo, the show is about these “real” women who live in Southern California. The whole point of the show seems to be televised proof that money cannot buy happiness.
My husband has finished packing his suitcase for his 6:00 a.m. flight and comes to sit watch with me for a few minutes. He arrives in time to see Tara’s husband present her with a $40,000 Rolex for her birthday. “I’m 40!” Tara squeals. “I’m worth it!”
My husband and I turn to look at each other. “You still have a couple of days,” I tell him. “You could sell a kidney.”
Later, as we’re going to sleep, he leans over and says, “I hope you won’t be too disappointed with your Swatch.”
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