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drooartz
11-19-2012, 02:52 PM
I feel like I'm supposed to have some sort of grand words of wisdom today as I turn 40, but really all I can think is that I wish it were warmer so I could be outside having fun, rather than working away in my office on some tedious data collections for the Feds.

Ah well, pays the bills... ;)

sd80mac7204
11-19-2012, 03:00 PM
Happy Birthday!

Mickey Richaud
11-19-2012, 03:16 PM
I remember 40.

I think.

Happy, happy, anyhoo!

bgbassplyr
11-19-2012, 04:18 PM
40 is a long way back in my rear view....but I think I had some fun.

H. B.

Boink
11-19-2012, 04:21 PM
40 is a long way back in my rear view....but I think I had some fun.

H. B.

Oh, yeah... would love to be 40 again! Enjoy it. "60" (just last August) was only made better by a surprise party of about 45 people.
Have a good one.

Basil
11-19-2012, 04:42 PM
My thoughts on turning 40 - I wish I could again.

Guest
11-19-2012, 04:58 PM
Happy BD, it won't sink in for another couple of years. I wish I was 20 again..

Gliderman8
11-19-2012, 05:16 PM
Congrats on another milestone of your life....

"At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgment." - Benjamin Franklin

sd80mac7204
11-19-2012, 05:53 PM
Silly question... What is 40 like?


Remember... You are only as old as you act.

judow
11-19-2012, 06:55 PM
Silly question... What is 40 like?


Remember... You are only as old as you act.

I knew it, I knew it - I am young! As to turning 40 a lot like turning 50 which is a lot like turning 60 which is a lot like ... That's it, I'm done! TMI

AngliaGT
11-19-2012, 07:19 PM
I had no problem turning 40 - until my Wife repeatedly told me
how bad I was supposed to feel.

- Doug

drooartz
11-19-2012, 08:14 PM
Thanks, guys. As with any birthday, I don't feel a whole lot older than yesterday. :)

Heck, most of the folks I hang out with are a fair amount older than I am, and they're still climbing mountains and driving their LBCs hard. Works for me.

AN5Sprite
11-19-2012, 08:37 PM
Happy birthday Drew :cheers:

DrEntropy
11-19-2012, 09:57 PM
Happy Birthday, Drew!

Forty is fine. You will still heal quickly enuff if ya do somefin' silly.

Jus' don't do th' SAME silly things at sixty...

JPSmit
11-19-2012, 11:25 PM
Happy Birthday my friend - and many many more!

weewillie
11-20-2012, 01:14 AM
40? 40? 40? my memory doesn't go back that far:sorrow:. My better half has been telling me "you can't do that your almost 70" and i'm not i'm only 67 so I can still do it if I want.


so remember do as much as you can for as long as you can

Happy(belated) Birthday Drew

DrEntropy
11-20-2012, 06:24 AM
I feel like I'm supposed to have some sort of grand words of wisdom today as I turn 40

Not to worry, that'll pass. :jester:

PAUL161
11-20-2012, 07:44 AM
Happy birthday Drew! I can't remember 40, but I do know this, after 60, the birthday scene ended for me! Couldn't afford the candles! :jester: PJ

aeronca65t
11-20-2012, 08:53 AM
Happy birthday Drew! I can't remember 40, but I do know this, after 60, the birthday scene ended for me! Couldn't afford the candles! :jester: PJ

LOL...same for me!

Happy birthday, Drew!

drooartz
11-20-2012, 09:22 AM
Thanks again, all of you. :)

My wife did something really nice for me last night. She knew I didn't want a big fuss made, but she still got a bunch of my friends together for a surprise dinner at a local restaurant. Got to see some folks I hadn't seen in a couple years -- meant a lot to me.

And yes, they made me wear the silly hat, but at least I got some good cake out of it. No singing, though, which was just fine (though my group of friends are mostly musicians, so it wouldn't have been bad).

24247

angelfj1
11-20-2012, 06:08 PM
just think , you have about 30 years before you can retire!:eek:

judow
11-20-2012, 09:43 PM
Happy Birthday. I think I neglected to say that. My gift to you is that I hope you don't have to wear that silly hat again until you're 50.

drooartz
11-20-2012, 10:02 PM
just think , you have about 30 years before you can retire!
If I'm l lucky...


My gift to you is that I hope you don't have to wear that silly hat again until you're 50.
Now that's a gift I can appreciate. :D

DART
11-21-2012, 11:48 AM
Ahhhh yes, the golden ages back when I turned 40. I can tell you that when your next 10-yr age point is 80, there is little rhyme or reason to how you feel. And the toughest thing to accept is that genetics may be the biggest factor...doesn't seem to be a way to change that.

Have a Happy!