Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #6

[I'm posting this on Wednesday because I won't have Internet acces on Thursday.]
April 12 : Thirteen Good things about turning 40

1. I’m old enough to order a drink without having to show my photo ID.
2. I’m old enough to watch NC-17 movies.
3. I’m old enough not to be shocked by NC-17 movies.
4. I’m old enough to say, “I’m too old for this crap.”
5. I’m old enough to know better.
6. I’m old enough to do what I want anyway.
7. I’m old enough to vote and jaded enough to know that it is a popularity contest.
8. I’m old enough to run for president and smart enough not to want to anymore.
9. I’m old enough to know I can take care of myself.
10. I’m old enough to know I can take care of someone else.
11. I’m old enough not have to apologize for being hormonal.
12. I’m old enough to gamble and wise enough to keep my money in my wallet.
13. I’m old enough to not need candles on my birthday cake, but not too old for presents.

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R.G. ALEXANDER said...

Great List. Honestly I love getting older, well apart from weird wrinkles, wild hairs, and unusual aches. Other than that...LOL

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

I'm not sure I love it. It would be nice to get just a little bit younger than I am now and stay that way. ;)

Christine said...

What a wonderful outlook. I hope I'm never too old for presents. I so love getting them. :)

Crystal Jordan said...

I will never be too old, or too young, for presents.

Bianca D'Arc said...

LOL! When I get to 40, I'll have to reference your list. ;-)

Jennifer Elbaum said...

I love number 4. Good for you!

Robin L. Rotham said...

Happy belated birthday! Yeah, I liked turning forty a lot better than turning thirty. I'm not sure how excited I'll be about fifty, though -- but that's a loooooong ways away. :D

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

LOL, Jen. If only DH and kids understood #4. They continue to give me crap, unaware that very soon I'll hit menopause and their lives will be forfeit.

Robin, I know what you mean. Thirty was a big 'yikes' - 40 is more of an 'oh well, I made it this far.'