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Guess what? Today is 20SomethingReads.com’s VERY FIRST BIRTHDAY! The site was born on February 29, 2012, a launch date that was selected very, very carefully to keep us "forever young." Thus we’ve been patiently (actually not so patiently) waiting these last four years to celebrate.
 
Today we’re leaping for joy on this milestone! Because we couldn’t get out to Denmark to ask some men to marry us (and subsequently collect 12 pairs of gloves upon their refusal --- it’s a thing, look it up, we and our cold fingers are going to party hard in NYC. And by party hard we mean whip out our Mickey Mouse music mat and sway until we lose interest. Since we’ve never celebrated a birthday before, we had to consult Google.com for some suggestions. Here are some things we liked:
 
1. A #1 birthday candle is a must
1. Disneyland as a party destination, at least if you’re part of the Kardashian klan
1. Pop some bottles...of milk
1. Clowns
1. cakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecake
1. A petting zoo
1. Silly party hats
1. Confetti
It’s no secret that every year we usher in the Valentine’s Day season with mixed feelings. If it was up to us, we’d still be delivering Disney punch-out cards to all of our fourth-grade class crushes. In these 20something years, we’re trying to nail some casual Sunday night dinner plans while simultaneously steering clear of those couples holding hands across the table. Splat!
 
Needless to say, love is...complicated, no matter what age. In 2014, we told you that Valentine’s Day was about sharing the love with all of your loved ones, your family, friends and, above all else, your Instagram. Last year, we were feeling some type of way about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, and more importantly, Beyoncé hit us with a real nice remix of “Crazy in Love.” There might not be anything we love more than Queen B continuing to stun us year after year. She slays, we slay.

Like death, taxes and Nicholas Sparks movies with a mid-February release date, you can count on the same thing happening this time every year. You see the signs long before it actually happens: in convenience stores suddenly filled with red and pink cards, in restaurants rolling out their prix fixe menus for two, in the streets strewn with pastel conversation hearts. The world turns into a wasteland of love --- like something straight out of George Miller’s nightmares. Even Tom Hardy can’t save us from this. You probably know it as Valentine’s Day.