July 8th, 2009 • Posted in Random Stuff |

On July 28th I turn forty.  Bloody hell.  Mostly I think it doesn’t bother me particularly, but then in darker moments … I think perhaps it does.  Stupid, as it’s just a number really, a measure of time, and as the saying goes, ‘Time is Nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once’.  Although right now, it does feel like everything is happening at once … my wife and I are having to arrange a half hour window a week next Tuesday to say Hello to each other.

Still, it’s a good excuse for an ale.  This Saturday my two best mates and their good ladies will be joining us for the day.  Might even pop them up to the Goose & Cuckoo.  In a couple of weeks my brother and sisters, along with their families, are converging on Goytre for a quiet, civilised afternoon and evening in a local pub.  Then on my birthday, Tracey and I are going out for a meal.  A week later, I’m off to Wilton (near Sailsbury) for a couple of days as a joint celebration, as my aforementioned two best mates and I all hit 40 within ten days of each other.  And how weird is that?

Tracey says I’m making a big deal of this turning 40 lark.  I don’t think so.  A big deal would be to buy a motorcycle, get my ear pierced, and have an affair with an eighteen year old Swedish student.  And everyone knows I’m scared of needles.

So excuse me while I make the most of the next 20 days …

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3 comments on “FORTY”

  1. Brian Keene says:

    Remember all the shit you gave me when I turned 40?

    There shall be a RECKONING! Bwha-ha-ha-ha!

  2. Kelli Dunlap says:

    Welcome to the club, I’ve been a member for almost 4 months… Still waiting to get my jacket and ID card!

  3. edifanob says:

    Enjoy life! On July 23rd I turn fifty. And I must admit this is much more difficult for me than I turned forty. So far I felt young but fifty… that’s half a century!
    Average life expectancy for men in Germany = 76 years.
    That means for me around 26 years left. I read 50 books per year. 50 x 26 = 1300.
    So far my to read list contains 1208 books. That means I still can add some more books. I hope that doesn’t sound cynical. I’m happily married for more than 18 years. I’m father of a wonderful daughter. And I try to enjoy life. But sometimes it is scary when you think about age. And there is this impression: You older you get the faster time goes by….
    Anyway in a few days I will be a Silver Surfer but in my heart and in my brain I’m still young!!

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