December 5, 2012

A Blogger Looks At Forty

Breaking news - I turned forty. Just happened, like, minutes ago. There. I said it. It's out there.

I'm not particularly bothered by my age though I have to say forty seems like a very long time to have been alive. But better that - the graying temples, the creaky back and tired shoulders - than the alternative.

My plans for the day are simple. I'm going to work - I have a lighter day than yesterday, which started with a 7:00 AM conference call - then I'm going to hang out with my family and, perhaps, drink some beer. And I'm sure I'll meaningfully ponder turning forty in short exclamations of age-realization. But I'm okay with forty. As long as forty's okay with me.

Posted by Chris at December 5, 2012 7:58 AM

Happy Birthday Chris! Forty is not bad...I found it much easier than 30! ;-) Have a great day!

Posted by: Cyndy at December 5, 2012 8:54 AM

Happy Birthday! 40 is the new 20!! Enjoy it!

Posted by: Cinamongirl17 at December 5, 2012 9:05 AM

Happy Birthday! 40 is the new 20!! Enjoy it!

Posted by: Cinamongirl17 at December 5, 2012 9:05 AM

Happy Birthday! 40 bothered me far worse than 30... but I'd go back to 40 again if I could... 55 isn't much fun thusfar!

Posted by: Julee at December 5, 2012 9:11 AM

Happy Birthday Chris! I, too, hit a milestone birthday this year but I was far less laid back & groovy with mine ;) Hope you're day rocks!

Posted by: Kris at December 5, 2012 9:22 AM

Happy Birthday! Enjoy 40 (and your 40s).

Posted by: Carolyn at December 5, 2012 9:22 AM

Happy Birthday, Chris! I've been 40 for a year and a half now, it's not so bad.

Posted by: Akofaolain at December 5, 2012 9:37 AM

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Posted by: J at December 5, 2012 9:40 AM

Happy 40th! It's amazing isn't it, that your feet have walked this earth for this long already? I hope you have an awesome celebration!

Posted by: bacioni at December 5, 2012 11:03 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Niki at December 5, 2012 12:06 PM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Kim at December 5, 2012 12:09 PM

happy birthday, chris!!! hope it's a good one.

Posted by: kati at December 5, 2012 12:17 PM

Happy Birthday! Now you're an official grown-ass man. Enjoy your day!

Posted by: Fraulein N at December 5, 2012 12:25 PM

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Posted by: Kris H. at December 5, 2012 12:30 PM

Happy Birthday, Chris!

I'm staring at 50 soon. 40 seems young! Enjoy!

Posted by: James Proffitt at December 5, 2012 12:39 PM

Happy birthday, Chris! I hope your day, and your 40s, are filled with love and wonderful surprises.

Posted by: LeeAnn at December 5, 2012 12:56 PM

Happy Birthday and welcome to your 40's! May they be a wonderful decade for you.

Posted by: Hillary at December 5, 2012 1:04 PM

Happy Birthday - hope it rocks!

Posted by: Sue R at December 5, 2012 1:27 PM

Happy Birthday, Chris!! I hope you have a great day!

Posted by: Manda at December 5, 2012 2:09 PM

Delurking to say that the Jimmy Buffett reference proves you really ARE forty! Have a great birthday!

Posted by: Leslie at December 5, 2012 5:25 PM

Happy Birthday Chris! Your 40s will be the best years of your life!!!

Posted by: Kristin at December 5, 2012 5:29 PM

Happy birthday, good sir! Now that I am 29, 40 doesn't seem so old after all ;-)

Posted by: Heather at December 5, 2012 5:52 PM

Cheers, Chris! Have a very happy birthday!

Posted by: Tara at December 5, 2012 7:13 PM

Happy Birthday Chris, hope your 40's are fantastic.

Posted by: stacie at December 5, 2012 7:30 PM

Happy birthday!

Posted by: kali at December 6, 2012 3:43 PM

A very belated Happy Birthday! Hope you got to enjoy your day! May you have many more!

Posted by: Mutt at December 6, 2012 10:49 PM

Hope it was a great one! I am right behind you on the Dec. 23 no less :)

Belated Happy Birthday!


Posted by: Julie Andel at December 9, 2012 7:30 PM

Happy birthday! Miss you - I hope it's because you're on a little vacation to celebrate :)

Posted by: punkinnoodle at December 10, 2012 10:27 AM

Happy birthday, old (in all senses) e-friend!

Posted by: Demery at December 10, 2012 3:55 PM