The Big 4-0

Today… I’m 40.

It's easier to blow them out when there's only two of them...
It’s easier to blow them out when there’s only two of them…

I don’t feel like 40. Not that I know what 40 is *supposed* to feel like.

My only reference of what 40 is supposed to feel like is the mental picture I have of the not-biologicals when I was a youngling. And I definitely don’t feel like that. And I sure as hell don’t think I look like that either.

Birthday Selfie, post-shower.
Birthday Selfie, post-shower.

And I have lost count of how often I get told to grow up. That’s a good sign that I’m still youthful, right?

There are times I catch myself pondering deep thoughts that I think are things other people hitting 40 must ponder. Or I am assuming that’s what other people turning 40 must think. Like how the hell did 40 get here so fast?

Truth be told: it’s just another day. I know one day I won’t have another day. So I’m just glad for this one. I plan to soak up and savor the hours I have with those around me.

And of course, have a beverage or two.

Until next time...
Erik

38 thoughts on “The Big 4-0

  1. I’ve never wanted to grow up, myself. I’m glad I’ve moved back out of my ‘serious’, ‘adult’ phase and back to more naturally playful me. I highly recommend it. If its a good way for the Dalai Lama to be, then I’ll go with it too πŸ™‚

    Everything and everyone around me is fun and interesting! Why should I pretend that they are not? Life is Endlessly Wonderful πŸ™‚ Go with that πŸ™‚

  2. Happy birthday, and once again, welcome to 40. I find that I tend to get hit on more now that I’m 41 than when I did when I was 21.

  3. Happy Birthday! I wish you – well, let all your dreams come true! πŸ™‚
    I guess it’s right what they say: “It’s not important how old are you, but how old you actually feel!” It’s a big cliche, but it’s quite right! πŸ˜‰

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I will be 43 this year and, well, you read my blog… and pretty soon I will likely become a even bigger kid… my 40’s have been great and I wish you the best as you move into another decade… and personally, looking back at some of the stupid stuff I did, I am truly amazed I made it to 30, so like you, I cherish each day… and no, you do not look 40…

  5. I have no idea how I’m “supposed” to feel at 67 and am not interested in living up (down?) to anybody’s idea of how i should act and feel. I’m still exploring new fields and working in my profession as theatrical designer, building things and having a great time in general. Love and sex are as good as or better than ever. At 40, you have a wonderful life ahead of you!

  6. Pffsssssst – 40. Puppy. LOL Happy Birthday. And, the next time you take a self-pic in a towel – DROP THE TOWEL! πŸ˜‰

  7. Many of my friends stopped having birthdays at 39 and instead started having anniversaries, not me. Happy Birthday and a big thank you to all your parents. Tell me you at least had some birthday sex! :p

  8. I am SO frikkin’ sorry I missed your birthday, buddy. I hope it was a great one. Guess I’m the one who gets the spanking, now *wink*

  9. Awwww. I missed your birthday. πŸ™ In my defense, if you read my latest blog, you’ll see what fun I was NOT having and instantly forgive me. Although, with all the icky va-jay-jay references, you may not want to read it. LOL. Happy Late Birthday, Love. I hope your day was awesome.

    P.S. I miss you. Are y’all going to make it down in August? I know last year was hard and you didn’t seem keen on returning for a while. I do hope you changed your mind. Nick and I would love to see you and Robert, maybe have a meal and certainly have some (re: many) beverages. Let us know. Behave!

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