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Thoughts on the start end of my 27th year

Not very many, as it turns out . . . just another 580-odd million miles I’ve traveled around the sun. Another 200-or-so martinis, 350-ish blog posts, 30 books read. I’ve visited Alaska, BC, Minnesota, New Jersey, Vermont, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maine, Connecticut, and New York. Not very many hours slept, and speaking of, the friend I’m Skyping is now yelling at me to go to bed, so I am. Thanks to all of you who sent birthday wishes (and presents)! The first hour and seven minutes have been marvelous.

(edit: I was very sleepy when writing the above title! I am 27. Thanks to everyone who bombarded me with emails to let me know, ha ha!)

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. Happy birthday, but your blog isn't bo……………………………………………………………………………, what huh? sorry must've caught a glimpse of your post and dropped off, what was I saying? Anyway, happy 27th, so intelligent and funny for one so young.

    Says the 30 year old.

  2. I would add to your accomplishments how many people you've made think by sharing your wisdom whether on this blog or on the podcast.

    Happy Birthday

  3. The *start* of your 27th year. That's tricky…. So you've just turned 26 then? Well, regardless of whether I've done the math right, happy birthday!

  4. If I could stay at any age, it would be 27. It at this stage of your life your young and in the prime of your life and old enough that people take you seriously. That said age is just a number, live your life not your age. Writerdd I too was married at 28 but that was a little more then 20 years ago. Happy Birthday Rebecca I wish I could have been at the party it sounded like fun.

  5. I hate being that guy who sends birthday wishes online but I couldn't help myself today. Happy birthday Rebecca! Thanks for being a light in the dark.

  6. Happy 27th Becky! Just wanted to let you know we were thinking about you today and figured this is the best way to reach you.

    L, K & AM

  7. Happy birthday! may your skeptical, hippie and snarky ways continue for many, many years.

    Hope you have a nice cheeseburger to celebrate ;-)

  8. Wow,

    I rember when I was 27…


    No I can't….

    Good luck with that though!

    Whatever it is…


  9. As a fellow 27 year old, congrats, and welcome to the club. Nothing really new happens this year, except more of your friends get married and it starts freaking you out. Woot!

  10. Happy Birthday Rebecca,
    from one who is almost a score of years older.
    BTW, feminists are sexy, but skepchicks are even sexier!
    (I’m totally enamored with Ms. October on my calendar.)
    Love and lust,

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