1. show up late OR show up a few minutes early to save the table and figure out what you want to eat.
2. have at least one ex-husband or be in the process of acquiring him.
3. laugh a lot
4. the further you are over forty is fine.
5. know that, in fact, everyone is fine*.
6. watch interesting movies
7. read interesting books
8. have been and plan to go interesting places with interesting people and do interesting things.
9. appreciate life's vissicitudes as the character-building, wisdom-learning experiences that they are.
10. laugh a LOT more.
*fine - fucked up, insecure, neurotic and emotional - thank you to Anne G. for that one!