Holy wow...I'm gonna be 40...

As of Saturday, June 11th, I will officially be forty. As in “Oh no…four-oh!” and “Lordy, Lordy, look who’s forty”.

How the hell did this happen, I wanna know? I demand a re-count!

meh. Been there, done that. :slight_smile:

My forties have been better than my 30’s which were better than my 20’s.

“They” say that your 40’s are the new 30’s so really you’re not losing anything!

Rejoice and wear your age with pride!

Happy Birthday!

repeat after me…

“Hey you kids… get offa my lawn!”

“When I was your age…”

“We didn’t have all these advantages when I was a kid!”

“I would have NEVER talked to my parents like that!”

“They’re driving like MANIACS!”

“I remember when…”

“Don’t tell ME about having it rough.”

I’m sure you’ll come up with several more on your own.

Welcome to the club.
Remember… Guile and Wisdom wins out over youth and speed ANY day.
Happy Birthday

Careful…what if your demands are met, and the re-count shows that you’re actually turning 44?
Oh yeah…happy birthday! :slight_smile:

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday, you young whippersnapper!

twicks, who’s still a little weirded out about turning 50 a few months ago :wink:


The group of friends I work with all consider it an honor to turn 40 and have all had fabulous 40’s so far. We’ve noticed it’s made us lots more outspoken. Not sure if everyone agrees this is a good thing, but we’re happy about it.


This is where I’m at too. I find the older I get, the happier and the more content with life I am. It just keeps getting better. Well, except for my triglyceride level.
Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday!
I turned 40 last year. It’s not so bad.

Thanks for all the good wishes, guys :slight_smile:

And thanks for the laughs (I can always count on Dopers to crack me up!).

I think what twickster said describes it best. I was feeling a little “weirded out”…although I don’t think I could say exactly why.

So far I haven’t traded in my boyfriend for a younger man or bought a new convertible, but I do confess to going out and buying myself waaaayyyy too many pairs of shoes the other day.

I know, I know. If I’m going to have a mid-life crisis, I’m going to have to do much better than that. :wink:

Heh. I turned 30 today myself.

It’s definitely weirding me out.

I wasn’t freaked out by turning 40, but everyone acted like I should’ve been.
The best thing about being 40 and beyond, is when people say, “wow, you don’t look that old”.


And you too, Aangelica.

Wishing you a good day, a good year and a good life. :slight_smile: