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I just did the math and in 20 days I am turning 40. Four Zero.

...but I haven't climbed Mount Everest yet!! Any sherpa volunteers out there? (And funny, I don't feel forty.)


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Jul. 18th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
What do you feel like? 35? Like you are in need of a good body scrub? Itchy?
Jul. 18th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! I told my daughter yesterday that I felt so young, still. Like, 32! :D
Jul. 18th, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
I turn 30 in fifteen days and still feel about 22, and having a mini crisis about "OMG I FEEL LIKE I HAVE NOT ACHIEVED ANYTHING" Chris Colfer puts me to shame even I know academically this is not true...

So, FWIW it isn't just you...
Jul. 18th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
30 is such a good year! Your 30s are when you really figure out who you are! I'm going to just redo my thirties with you, how about that? ;D
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Jul. 18th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
I believe you mis-tagged this entry. You wanted the tag that says stoney doesn't suck.
Jul. 18th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! (It's tagged that way because I have yet to scale the highest peak! But let's face it - that sounds like a horrible activity.)
Jul. 18th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
*feels you*

You're right. You don't feel 40.

*feels again just to make sure*
Jul. 18th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Ooh, just there, please.

Totally 33, right? I definitely think I've got a Jesus-age feel. *makes you check again*
Jul. 18th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
We are four years apart! *cough* Um yay? XD
Jul. 18th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
I notice that you didn't say in which direction. ;)
Jul. 18th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Not only might you not feel 40 but you definitely don't look 40 which is the most important thing in that the only worth a woman has is her looks. You would have got chapped lips if you had climbed Everest, so really, is it worth it? No, no it is not.
Jul. 18th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
I had this one friend tell me that I should tell people I'm 47 so they're REALLY shocked by my "youthful looks." Hahaha. Because we all know that once I hit 47, I'm going to be put down. It's kinder, that way.

Maybe I want to freeze my nose off, D, did you think of that? I think it will make my face look slimmer.
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Jul. 18th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
Didn't you recently climb your fence? I think that counts. We can retroactively name me as your sherpa guide. "You there, go over that fence. Right there. yup. well done"

I hear retroactively employment declarations are all the rage this year.

Edited at 2012-07-18 08:30 pm (UTC)
Jul. 18th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
..I don't think I climbed any fences? I mean, I could and stick a flag up there and stomp around all proud of myself? *ponders*

LOL at retroactive employment declarations. I'll declare myself Sir Edmund Hillary's second!
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Jul. 18th, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
i'm a few year away from that particular milestone. but I certainly don't feel my age. At least mentally. Physically is a different kettle of fish.
Jul. 18th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha - when I threw my back out, boy did I feel my age. Normally I'm pretty spry. <-- which just outed me for my real age. :D
Jul. 18th, 2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
People have died climbing Mount Everest! DIED. *gasp*
Jul. 18th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
I know! A boy I dated was on the disastrous 1996 climb! (He did not die, I should mention)
Jul. 18th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
As of September, I'm one year out from 50. I'm way far behind.
Jul. 18th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
That's about how I feel, too.
Jul. 18th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Jul. 18th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
YAY FIBER IS NATURE'S LITTLE BROOM! Gosh, look at the time - is Matlock on yet?
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Jul. 18th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't feel 40 either and the mister confirmed that I felt more like 34 and thanked me for using sunblock so I'll keep feeling younger than I am :D

Make those reservations and climb that mountain if you want to! There is still time! Oh, wait, didn't four people die doing just that a few months back? This might be a goal that gets put on the back burner.
Jul. 18th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, do I thank zinc oxide on a regular basis. And with as often as I'm outside, I'm REALLY GOOD about slathering it on. *admires your lovely skin*

Nah, that goal is off the table completely. I had a friend almost die there. I wanted (years ago) to be published by 40, but my husband thoughtfully pointed out that it still counts until I'm 41. :D
Jul. 18th, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
40, yay! I always think those ending-in-zero decades are fun, because, say, when you're 39, you're the oldest of the thirties. And so you belong to that decade, but really, you get people who are 31 saying, "Um, 39?" *hands* and going to gossip with one another about waking up drunk. And you're like, "I can drink all you young assholes under the table!"

Where was I? Oh yes. Anyway, 40, you're the youngest of the forties, and you can totally strut around about it! And your in-their-forties friends will cry out, "But you're practically a baby!" if you shyly confess you too have now entered that decade.

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY ALREADY, STONEY! :DDDDD Whatcha want for your birthday that I can give you in the form of, idk, something ficcish (how I wish at this moment I knew even a bit about Glee so I could actually fulfill a request there that wouldn't come out, "So the one with the bow ties said to the one with the tiny eyes, as they approached that blond one about that one who maybe was Irish?" type crap).
Jul. 18th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHA, I love your reasoning about that 0 at the end! YES! That makes perfect sense to me! I'm actually excited about the dial rolling over (I imagine my life represented by an old fashioned clock where the numbers flip over, a la Groundhog Day) to 4-0. I like being me and being this age! :D

Oooooooh, if I had my druthers, I'd want snarky banter in the HP world! Whomever you prefer, Ron and Harry, Harry and Draco, Draco and Ron, Snape and anyone... I looooooove your snarky banter! *bounces in chair* No pressure, and no worries if you don't have time, I'm honestly well chuffed that you are offering! <3
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Jul. 18th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul. 18th, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!
Jul. 18th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
I'll be 40 next year and I don't feel it either. Whatever 40 feels like. I don't know what you feel like but you look pretty damned hot, I'd feel you.
Jul. 18th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
Like, I think about when I was little and my parents were close to 40 and how OLD they seemed. But...I think 1970s 40 *is* older than 2010s 40, if that makes sense? Like, we know how to take care of ourselves better, etc. (And laws, my mother was a Ban de Soliel woman and now looks like an old leather purse.)

And LOL. Hahaha, thank you. (Man, I get excited every time the dudes at the grocery store card me when I buy a bottle of wine. I blame it on them being stupid, but I will take it.)
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Jul. 19th, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
i am two years past you (and yet, so far behind! better view ;)), no seriously - i deal with the angst by reminding myself that this year i am the answer to life, the universe, and everything!

also, you look great!

Jul. 19th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
42! I said that to my husband on his birthday in June! :)
I've surprisingly not been angsty about it. I had a moment a few weeks back where I was sad that I'd not done more by this point, then I realized how much I've actually done - how much LIFE I've lived (not all great, but hey. That's life. Snerk) and feel pretty good about it.

And? NOT ONE GRAY HAIR! <-- totally just jinxed myself, didn't I? (And thank you!)
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Jul. 19th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
But think of all the new acting parts you can get! You can start playing GRANDMOTHERS!

I just turned fortymumble, so you've still got nuttin' on me.
Jul. 19th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
Har har, de har har. ;D

I will gleefully celebrate turning that momentous number in a few weeks. I'm actually excited to be able to say I'm 40, soon!
Jul. 19th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
*pats your hand*

There, there. Brian Blessed hasn't made it to the top yet either. I'm sure you'll make it. *G*
Jul. 19th, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm actually over that notion - it was at the top of my bucket list for some time, though. Until I realized that, you know, I'd probably die. :D
Jul. 19th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
Umm, I just celebrated my 65th birthday, and I don't feel a day over 40.
40 is the new 20, but with more attitude.
Happy 20th!
Jul. 19th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
I love it! Both your attitude and the new 40. :D

I'm looking forward to this birthday, I must say.
Jul. 19th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Bah. I'm 23 and i WISH i was your age! I have no direction in life, student loans (In Australia which makes it little bit easier but still) and heart break *sob*.

But seriously; why would you go back to not knowing yourself/whatever your 20s is even if it meant to have firmness of boob?

Jul. 19th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)


(I accidentally clicked 'post' before i said it. Fail).
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Jul. 19th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
All I'm saying is that you remind me is that 40 is pretty fucking awesome. :)
Jul. 19th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
HA!! This is why I love you best, Scarecrow. For that and for the sexy Blaine. ;D
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Jul. 20th, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
Ha! Well, Tenzig Norgay may not quite agree with that, but I'll take the compliment, my Anne-girl! <3
Jul. 21st, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
You don't suck. You're awesome. BTW you as old as you feel, forget that number crap. *hugs you*
Jul. 21st, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Whoo hoo, I feel 13! No more driving for me, that's illegal! ;D

(I'm actually excited about this birthday! Normally I'm meh.) <3
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