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Wednesday, July 30, 2003

40 is the new 30

Whoo hoo! Yeah, hot damn! I made it! 40 years old! Yes!!!! All my life I've been waiting for this moment, to be 40 years old. The big four-zero. And now I'm finally here. Whooo!!!! Ha ha ha, yes! Yowzah! Happy birthday to me! Now life can begin!

Posted at 12:37 PM


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hey, happy birthday!! yay for 40! i turn 40 in september.

Posted by deb at 1:55 PM, July 30, 2003 [Link]

Hoppy Bird Day, you young pup! will you do something fun to celebrate?

Posted by Anita Rowland at 2:10 PM, July 30, 2003 [Link]

I can't keep any of this straight. First Pink was the new Black, then I heard Orange was the new Black, NOW 40 is the new 30???!!!! What is 35? The new 25? Anyhoo, Happy Happy Birthday!

Posted by lilbro at 2:53 PM, July 30, 2003 [Link]

Last I heard, black was the new black. And while 40 is the new 30, 35 is a good smoke.

Anita, to celebrate I'm working from home today instead of going into the office, and then tonight my lovely wife is taking me out to dinner somewhere of my choosing. I haven't chosen yet, though.

Hey Deb, are you spending 39 being "almost 40"? I did, and now that I'm 40, it feels absolutely the same, minus the "almost". :-)

Posted by ralph at 3:21 PM, July 30, 2003 [Link]

Hey, congrats! Now I have a new benchmark for being really young.

Posted by Mike at 10:36 PM, July 30, 2003 [Link]

yup, i'm clinging to "almost-40" until the bitter end.

as you know, i am in the midst of a major midlife crisis, which i hope like hell disappears on the stroke of midnight of the day i turn 40. if it doesn't. i think i'm in for a very long haul to 50.

hope your birthday was a good one :)

Posted by deb at 5:41 AM, August 1, 2003 [Link]

Hey - you didn't even tell us. Hope you had a good one old guy.

Posted by wolf at 4:02 PM, August 1, 2003 [Link]

A little belated perhaps, but happy birthday! Hope you had a good day!

Posted by Suw at 9:39 AM, August 12, 2003 [Link]

Hey hey, Congrats! I totally agree: 40 IS the new 30

For me it will be on September 4

besides that: Nice pictures!

Greetings from Holland


Posted by Jeroen Haring at 9:12 AM, June 16, 2004 [Link]


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