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Well, you all really did make me smile. So thank you.

And yes, it was my birthday. As a surprise, my husband got a babysitter (imported from the city) and we went to see “The Hangover.”

It was a hilarious diversion (did that guy get a BJ in an elevator?!) and I love that Bradley Cooper.

And don’t think I jumped on the Bradley Cooper bandwagon when “Wedding Crashers” came along. I watched him when he was on “Bobby and Jack” back in 2005.ย  Bobby and What? Old school WB, baby.

I’m happily married but sort of jealous that Jennifer Aniston maybe, possibly, could be dating Cooper.

I mean, who gives a crap about John Mayer. So he sings. Whatever.ย  But Cooper? Way cuter.

Meanwhile, when I’m not resenting Jennifer Aniston, I am settling into suburban life. I just got my first Westchester pedicure in preparation for a Bar Mitzvah last weekend. I knew all those 13 year-old’s would totally be checking out my toenails and I would hate to let them down.

As I sat down for the pedicure, I couldn’t find a single magazine other than “More” (a magazine for women over 40). Being newly 39 (actually still 38 at the time of this pedicure), I cringed as I picked up this old fogey periodical.

And then I cringed a bit more because I was totally interested in practically every article. Like which celebs had work done. And another article about how not to seem old when you leave a phone message.

Apparently, if you’re old, you leave really long messages.

And if you want to seem young, you don’t leave a message at all or you just text.

Which I already do with my husband. Because every time I leave him a super long message with intricate details about my afternoon like how I was going to walk into town with the girls so I loaded them into the the stroller but then realized it had a flat tire. So I dragged our second stroller up from the basement and transferred all our stuff from the first stroller to the second stroller and then it started to rain. So I took all our things out of the second stroller, threw it all in the car, put the girls in their car seats and just drove there…. he doesn’t even LISTEN to the message.

He just calls back and says, “I saw you called. What’s up?”

“Did you listen to my message?”

“No. What did it say?”

“It was really long. With important stuff. Really important. I can’t possibly remember everything I said. I don’t know why I bother.”

So now I don’t. I just call and hang up if I get his voicemail.

Which means I’m totally young and cool.

At least according to some magazine for old people.

mama bird notes:

3179082971_5e4aaf5872_m1This week is your last chance to win a year’s worth of incredible Blue Bunnyยฎ ice cream. One mama bird reader will win a carton of ice cream (plus one pack of novelties from the Blue Bunnyยฎmenu) delivered to his or her door every month for a year. Free ice cream for a whole year!! How does life get better than that?

Just leave a comment and tell me whether a blue bunny is more likely to date A) Bradley Cooper, B) John Mayer, C) another Blue Bunny or D) None of the above because everyone knows that blue bunnies don’t date much.

Good luck ice cream lovers!!

70 Responses to you and bradley cooper made me feel better

  • scrappysue says:

    so can i be the first to say, welcome to your 40th year? don’t hit me!!! just think of the massive bash you’re going to have next year. swingin’ in the suburbs’n’ all that (well, not quite, but a big party, right???)

  • Kathy says:

    Sue is right just think about next year Burbs party NYC style!! Happy belated Birthday!! Saw Hangover while in Oslo laughed so hard and I too lust for Cooper!!

  • Jennifer H says:

    I had the same MORE moment a few weeks ago. Thinking a subscription is in order…

    Happy Birthday!

    (I have a huge crush on Bradley Cooper, ever since he was on Alias. Love him.)

  • Stephanie (Tyler's Mom) says:

    It’s all about Bradley Cooper!!! I’m glad I am not the only one to be a tiny bit envious of Jennifer Aniston’s “maybe we are, maybe we aren’t” with Mr. Cooper.

    Have I mentioned how much I love ice cream?!?!

  • calikim says:

    OMG..the Hangover was the most hilarious movie I have seen in a long time. And Yes, I do believe he was getting an….ahemmm…in the elevator. I was SHOCKED when I saw that clip in the credits. WHAT!!!! I didn’t go to see a porn. HA!!! Oh, and the second I saw Bradley Cooper, all I could think was…WHO is he….HOT!!!! I had never seen him before.

    Anyway, Blue Bunny would be like having a date with Bradley Cooper because he is YUMMY!!! and I bet the BB Ice Cream is too. I wouldn’t know because I can’t get it where I live….well, I haven’t found it yet. Only at Wal-Marts 100 miles away. Boooo!!!!

  • PAPA says:

    Ana leaves me those same messages.

    I wish there was a voicemail key that automatically typed your message into a twitter because, like everyone now twitters.

  • Scary Mommy says:

    Bradley Cooper in The Hangover was seriously my idea of heaven. I knew him back in 2005 too, girlfriend, but he didn’t look like THAT! That man can work a suit.

  • kerry says:

    Come to Westport for your pedis. Excellent under 40 magazine selection. Hope your day was happy and glad you saw The Hangover.

  • Dixie Chick says:

    When I watched Bradley Cooper and Scarlett Johansen flirt and make out in “He’s Just Not That Into You” it made me feel maybe I shouldn’t be reading my subscription to More magazine and enjoying it as much as I do.
    And I too leave really long messages even though I know they can’t be understood and it is better to leave a short simple message. Like a short simple comment. What is the fun in that – especially if you have to retype the whole thing as it doesn’t work the first time.
    Happy Belated Birthday. I will be 41 this year, and as the body is aging without mercy, the mind is getting filled with more wisdom than I can almost handle- most of it from More magazine!!!

  • Dixie Chick says:

    I forgot to put Bradley Cooper is SO hot. I didn’t know who he was until watching “He’ Not That Into You” And I didn’t like him in Wedding Crashers either. And I haven’t seen “The Hangover” yet, it is on my list.

  • Pedicures and Bar Mitzvahs? You are SO in Westchester now! I have a couple of years on you. My 39th Birthday was THE WORST and I wasted that entire year panicking about turning the big Four Oh. 40 came and went and you know what? It really is the new 20! With lower boobies! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • MN Mama says:

    I think the Blue Bunny would probably date another Blue Bunny! Hang in there friend! Sending a few prayers for you!

  • Halala Mama says:

    I’m totally guilty of not listening to voicemails. A friend of mine leaves the longest messages and I never, ever listen to them. I just call her back. She hasn’t seemed to figure out yet that I don’t listen to the messages that seem to go on forever and ever Amen.

  • Bitsy says:

    I can totally relate. Last week I was trapped in the waiting area dreading my follow-up mammogram with nothing to read but the AARP magazine. And I read it! Did you know that Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman are old buds? OLD being the key word here.

  • Megan says:

    Just catching up…I was away in VT. First Happy Belated Birthday! What makes me smile… dancing to Jimmy Buffet’s Fruitcake with the girls! Who knew I was a parrot-head?

  • Karen says:

    I do believe the blue bunny would date Bradley Cooper, John Mayer, another blue bunny and wouldn’t turn away Brad Pitt or Tate Donovan! Oh and my husband doesn’t even carry his cell phone much less lesson to messages … I am finally allowing him to get the iPhone because he’ll want to carry it and use it!

  • hokgardner says:

    Man am I feeling old. I don’t even know who Bradley Cooper is.

    But given what I know about bunnies, I think the blue bunny might not actually “date” at all, more like “hook up” or whatever it’s called these days.

  • Megan says:

    You are so right. How did we not know of Bradley Cooper’s hotness till now? I think I’m in love.
    Happy Belated Birthday! Hang in there honey!

  • Chris says:

    More magazine is one of my favorites. My mother encouraged me to start reading it when I was 35. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Belated Birthday. I didn’t realize!

  • aimee says:

    Happy Birthday! I’m all about Bradley Cooper and not leaving phone messages for my hubby, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Actually I read recently that cell phone companies recently reported that some huge % of people in their 20s NEVER call into their voicemail. Crazy!

  • kelsey says:

    I’m more of a Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms gal (who I would have tried to date many years ago had I not been dating Dennis…before he was even on The Daily Show…how’s that for Old School?).

    Googling Bradley Cooper jogged my memory.
    I remember him from WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (making out with Michael Ian Black – take a look – http://queerbeacon.typepad.com.....eout_1.jpg)

    I love him now too. I love everyone in WHAS. Looking forward to seeing The Hangover.


  • E says:

    I was about to get on line and say, “Why don’t you go see The Hangover” but your husband was way ahead of me. Happy b-day! Hope you scored lots of workout gear. When you’re down just rent a bunch of Paul Rudd comedies. He’s like Bradley Cooper only better cuz he’s Jewish and born in NJ and we like our men like that, right?

  • Robyn says:

    I didn’t know it was your birthday — I’m glad you got out without the kids and had a laugh.

    Um…I don’t think blue bunny dates, but if he/she did, it would DEFINITELY pick Cooper.

  • Lanie says:

    I must be really really old because as you know I leave super long messages. I am working on that (but also as you know I have been working on that since we were 18).

    If Blue Bunny dates I think that Jessica Rabbit would be the first choice if Blue Bunny is a male. If female, Roger Rabbit would be first choice, followed closely by Bradley Cooper.

    I am so glad that there were some smiles on your birthday!! Great post!

  • mandy says:

    you are supposed to get younger when you hit 39. my nana is getting younger then me! and i must be old -who is bradley cooper? but i am young enough for the bunny!!

  • Suzie says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! I think the Blue Bunny would pick Bradley, if she chose to date. But you know bunnies don’t really date, right…they just sort of, well…procreate a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Did I mention I love ice cream? And Bradley Cooper was hot in “Wedding Crasher”–an a** hole, but hot!!! John Mayer, notsomuch.

  • Abby Siegel says:

    Did you know Bradley Cooper went to Georgetown? Not only is he smoking hot but he’s smart too! And Ed Helms went to Oberlin. I would love to be in a fourway with those two and Paul Rudd.

  • Renee says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope it’s the best year ever. I think Blue Bunny would pick them all… he is after all a bunny.

  • BrooklynBaby says:

    I’ve done my research and having seen the picture of the Blue Bunny, I decided that the bunny is a true blue hunny of a bunny and would be exclusive to another blue bunny. Cause everyone knows that messing around… well, silly rabbit, those trix are for kids.

    Happy belated b-day!

  • Sandrine says:

    ah ah same here, I don’t leave messages anymore for my husband…I guess I’m young and cool too (in my dreams…)
    A friend of mine was devastated the other day as she turned 35…I didn’t get it, I can’t even remember 35…

  • erinb says:

    MORE mag?? Girlfriend you gotta screen your pedi place better.there has got to be some mama on here who can direct you elsewhere!! No idea who B was until the ‘not into you’ movie. A cutie for sure…and I am pretty sure bunnies don’t date-not even the blue ones…they just boink ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hey! It was my birthday yesterday, too!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Mine was spent packing, packing, packing…. for what is turning into the most excruciatingly long move ever. But we went to see The Proposal after dinner out and I thought it was funny and cute. Not as funny as the hangover, but good.

    Happy birthday!

  • MommyTime says:

    Happy 39! I am alternately happy to have hit that milestone myself a few months ago and freaking out just slightly — so I kind of get where you’re coming from. I hope you are settling in and the pedicure made you feel all svelte!

  • Erin says:

    My husband does the exact same thing. I leave him a message so that he doesn’t have to have a longer conversation with me during his day. Apparently he doesn’t mind. A smart blue bunny would date Bradley Cooper, for sure!

  • Cathy says:

    great tip! my husband would love if i juat called and hung up and he didn’t have to listen to my detailed messages!:) I’m going to be 38 next month, so I need to start acting younger too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vicki says:

    Glad you are feeling better and happy belated bday!
    My husband very early on told me not even to bother leaving messages anymore. if he saw I called,he’d call me back. He too was tired of my lengthy voicemails.
    I think blue bunnies would go for anyone who offered them a carrot! But if I were a blue bunny, I’d definitely be going for Brad.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Blue Bunny should be dating Mamabird Jordana’s Family. I just visited the Bales Family in Manhattan, and Ava’s tushy is a bit tiny for some serious tushy tweaking and kissing. She needs the ice cream to get as zoftig as her little sister Lila Drew is. Now that’s a tush worth biting.

  • ella says:

    Dang, K you’re only 4 years younger than me and look how hip you are. I have no idea who BC is. I’ll have to start hanging out on People.com again.
    And did not know my novella-like messages were outing me as a crazy cat lady. I’m so glad I know this now.

  • Jessica says:

    Bradley Cooper is incredibly gorgeous….he does it for me too!

    I think John Mayer is kind of greasy looking – I’m not into the rock star look at all.

    Blue Bunny would definitely choose Cooper

  • Aimee says:

    My guess is the blue bunny would date John Mayer because he “gets around” and we ALL know BUNNIES loves to do what John Mayer loves most next to singing ๐Ÿ™‚ US Weekly tells me so!

  • Cyn says:

    I loved “Bobby and Jack!” And my Bradley Cooper crush started with “Alias.” *sigh*

    Happy 39th Birthday! Just moisturize, you’ll be FINE at 40!

  • Marinka says:

    I can’t remember who Bradley Cooper was in Bobby and Jack. I’m half afraid that it’s because I’m senile and half afraid that it’s because he was ‘Jack’ or something and I’ll need to get an emergency subscription to A LOT MORE.

  • Amy says:

    I developed an awesome crush on B. Cooper when I saw “He’s Just Not That Into You”. Totally yummy!

    Must watch Bobby and Jack and must re-watch the “Wedding Crashers”, thanks for the heads up!

  • mayberry says:

    Oh man, I go without Internet for a few days and I miss some really important stuff. Happy belated and you know I got your back on that other thing too. Dammit.

  • Amber says:

    The Blue Bunny would totally date Cooper! I mean other Bunnies may date Bunnies but the Blue Bunny is the coolest of the cool so Cooper it is. And Cooper could get Blue Bunny in to some Awesome movie premiers. Can’t you see them both on the red carpet….Cooper strolling down, Blue melting at his hotness…

  • SoMi's Nilsa says:

    Ha. This one made me laugh. Because my husband HATES talking on the phone. And even though he knows how much I loathe getting text messages when I’m driving. And even though he knows I’m driving home from work when he gets out of work. He still texts me. And then expects me to respond. Jerk! ha!

  • jeanE says:

    We’ve have bunnies in our backyard this year since Easter. I really think they like other bunnies, blue or any color. Glad you are smiling! Your posts are great.

  • Attilla the Mum says:

    That blue bunny should know better than to date at ALL, because then he’ll find out she’s prego, get married and have a slew of baby blue bunnies. Then? He’ll decide he didn’t have enough “fun” when he was single, buy a convertable, and date blue bunny starlets half his age. Yeah.

  • Jodi says:

    Craig and I are still laughing about the “satchel”!!!

    Oh and we are HUGE Blue Bunny fans…..I Scream, You Scream….We all Scream for ICECREAM!!!

  • I vote for Bradley Cooper.. He had me at Alias. In truth it was via netflix several years after the first season aired on TV, but still pre-wedding crashers. I’m jealous of Jennifer Aniston on a daily basis.

  • LOL. I never listen to messages either. But I leave long ones. Got to remedy that.

    I much prefer the text. In fact, I will go to great lengths NEVER to actually speak to another human being, if at all possible.

    Hope your birthday was happy, although I’m sure it was bittersweet.

  • johanna says:

    My husband is king of non listening…he never listens to messages and just calls back. It infuriates me! Listen to all my important babbling will ya!!??

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