I'm officially an old bastard now.

I don’t know that any of you will actually give a rat’s ass, but I turned 40 today.

I did a little thinking last night and thought that Jerry Garcia summed it up best:

“Sometime’s the light’s all shining on me,
Other times I can barely see,
And lately it occurs to me
What a long, strange trip it’s been.”

And he also said:
“Oh well, a touch of grey
kinda suits you anyway.”

Bonne année!

Don’t forget Rush (the band, not the windbag):

*I looked in the mirror today
My eyes just didn’t seem so bright
I’ve lost a few more hairs
I think I’m going bald

Welcome to the other side of the hill, PC. It’s not so bad over here (just arrived last year, myself), actually.

Sit down, putcher feet up. Here’s a cold beer.

I am too in shape! :::muttering::: Round is a shape.

Happy birthday, old bastard! (well, you said it yourself…) :wink:

Life’s supposed to start at 40… is that true? :smiley:

Some drink at the fountain of knowledge…others just gargle.

You’ll get no sympathy from me, young man!

But Happy Birthday!

I believe the next 20 years are the prime time of life - old enough to have been around the block a few times, and young enough to still kick ass. Have fun.

Life begins at 40 —

because you spend your 30’s cleaning up the mess you made in your 20’s!

It’s been good for me!

Happy Day!

The things that come to those that wait may be the things
left by those who got there first.

I was 40 once. If you think that sucks, you’ll really enjoy 50. :slight_smile:

Lex Non Favet Delicatorum Votis

Happy 40th!!! It’s really not so bad a decade. I am enjoying it more than the others, and as long as there is Advil, I’m a happy camper. =)

“Only when he no longer knows what he is doing, does the painter do good
things.” --Edgar Degas

Happy Birthday PC!

You know Groucho Marx once said, “You are only as old as the woman you feel.” So you know what you have to do . . .

“Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore.’”
E A Poe

Happy bidet, my Hallucinogenic Canid.

I’m 4 months ahead of ya, and it ain’t that bad!

Happy Birthday!

Get used to understanding the world around you a bit better and (Ahg! - hmmm, never felt that before) can any of ya’ll read this?

Holy Crap, you bastards are old!

Hell is Other People.

I’m going to call it a day, but thank you for all your kind wishes!
ConMan, I think I shall take your advice ASAP.

The Coyote gnaws …
but he does not swallow.

I thought I was 27 for about 8 years (if you see what I mean).

Happy birthday, Peyote Coyote.

Sake Samurai, it’ll happen to you some day!

Hey, I thought Old Bastardship officially started at 30, leastways that’s what all my younger brother and sisters said…

depends who you ask but some would say you turned 40 nine months ago.

Happy Belated Birthday…

David Byrne (sp?) said:
“And you may find yourself in a beautiful house,
With a Beautiful Wife,
And you may say to yourself,
‘Self, How did I get here?’…
And you may say to yourself.
‘My God, What have I done?’
** And the Days Go By.
And the Days Go By…”**
Happy Days!-Katy

glee - How DARE you wish your pox upon me! My plan is to go straight from my twenties to my eighties. The serum is almost complete. Being an old, wise coot would do me some good and I would finally have a valid excuse for my arrogant, snide pessimism.

Hell is Other People.

Sake Samurai,

now look here, young fellow. I didn’t WISH for you to be 40, you know. I said it would happen, not that I wanted it to. Just get your facts straight.
That’s the trouble with under-40 types; they’re always rushing about having fun instead of typing long paragraphs and sipping a pleasant cup of tea.
Now where did I put my slippers…

In the bathtub of history, the truth is harder to hold than the soap… (Pratchett)