My friend Michelle wanted to make me laugh about my impending birthday. So she took me to a musical play about menopause -- "the hilarious celebration of women and the change." Very funny. "Anyone want to buy a hot flash fan?" a woman called out to us as we settled into our seats. When the music began, the tunes from the '60s and '70s were familiar. Only the words were changed. To a Beach Boys melody, four mature women belted out, "I wish we all could be sane and normal girls..." Cute.