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March 20th, 2010

I am 40.


I’m not sure why exactly they call it “The Big Four Oh.” It is startlingly common to hear it called that. My mom, my mother-in-law. Maybe everyone calls it that. I don’t remember 30 being called “The Big Three Oh” though.

I’m not sure what I think about turning 40 yet. I feel pretty good. Imperfect, moving forward me. Yo holmes, onward.

Previous birthdays mentioned on the blog: 31, 32, 33 (wherein I was recovering from dental surgery and leah was taking wonderful care of me, a habit she has continued!), 34 (it was National Corndog Day. And it is again.). In 2005 I didn’t have a birthday. 36, 37, 38, 39.

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Comments: 9

susan m

March 20, 2010 1:26am

Let me be the first to welcome you into your 40s! It’s not so bad, really 🙂

have a great day! Happy Birthday!



Joe Crawford

March 20, 2010 10:30am

Thanks Susan!


March 20, 2010 11:49am

Welcome to the party!


March 20, 2010 12:17pm

sheeesh. it’s about time! the forties are great. except the creaking. I know I feel wiser, yet still young enough to enjoy things. Happy Birthday! treat yourself well, my friend.

Joe Crawford

March 20, 2010 12:24pm

Thanks MAS and Jenn! So far, great, mellow day.


March 21, 2010 8:41pm

Happy belated birthday! I still marvel sometimes that I’m 41, though I only really feel old when those “Top 40 Under 40” lists come out, and I realize I’m ineligible not only for my lack of ideas, but for my age. 🙂

Joe Crawford

March 22, 2010 1:33pm

Thanks LoriHC. Down with ageism!

On the upside, now I get magazines like this targeted at me:

Now i am in this demographic



March 24, 2010 1:15pm

I read in Car Styling magazine once that in Japan, 40 is “the age of certainty,” but I’m not sure what that means. Anyhow, Happy Birthday!

Joe Crawford

March 25, 2010 8:06am

Grizellio, I’m sure I might not know what an “age of certainty” is. And thanks!

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