Just about every girl has owned a Barbie at one point in their life. Whether or not you actually liked playing with dolls, chances are that a friend or family member brought one of those classic rectangular boxes wrapped in pink paper to one of your birthday parties.
My husband and I were in Seattle recently visiting our son and daughter-in-law. My son was debating whether or not to take a position he had been offered at a large increase in salary. We were discussing it and he made the statement, 'But I don't know how many lunches I have left.'
Barbie, the missile-breasted doll who never ages, actually turns 54 today. And while it's not one of those milestone birthdays -- the ones that end in a 0 or a 5 -- we think we know how she's feeling about this one.