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Soliciting Opinons on Turning 40

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JayFarrar, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Spent my 40th in Vegas, baby.

    Watched the Kentucky Derby from the Caesar's Palace sportsbook, and saw one of my buddies cash nicely when Funny Cide came home.

    A tremendous day.
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I loved turning 40. Loved it.

    To me, it's the age when you can say to anyone, 'Fuck you, I'm 40, I don't have to take this.' (Sometimes you have to just think it, hi mom, but same idea). Greatest feeling in the world.
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Plus, if you're with the right person, sex after 40 is amazing. Just sayin.
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I turn 39 next month. I am thinking ahead to 40 and it bums me out. I realize it is just the natural progression of time and that you can be as vibrant at 39 or 40 as you were at 25 (at least in most ways). I just tend to do the "take stock of my life" thing too often and use it as a chance to beat myself up. I also don't FEEL 39, or put more honestly, I really don't want to feel 39, even though I just am. It's like I have been clinging to being 28 or 29 for the last 10 years and now I am feeling like I can't keep up the charade any longer.
  5. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    And it only gets better as you get older. I can remember both of my grandmothers when they were in their 70s and 80s (two of the sweetest ladies you could have ever met, btw) dropping some stuff on people that just left me internally shaking my head anf going day-umn.

    You might think it sometimes in your 40s, you say it everytime in your 60s and 70s.
  6. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    She's right! Women in their 40s are often a lot more comfortable with who they are, what they want and what they need and they radiate a confidence that is often expressed through intimacy*

    * Idon'tknowthatfrom21'sexperiencejustfrommyownbutI'veneverbeenwith21inanintimateway, I'veneverevenmet21althoughI'msureshe'saverydesirablewomanbutI'venevermetherdon'twantittoseemlikeI have ... OK, I've got my shoe deeply imbedded in my mouth now .... I'll shut up.
  7. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    What does that mean, to 'feel' an age? It's just a number marinated in stereotypes.

    I know plenty of women who hit 40 and it was obvious they bought into the idea that they were done. Overweight, unhappy, bored...done. Their next goal is to become grandmas. On the other hand, I have friends who, in the their 40s, are hotter than most 25 year olds, plus they have money and confidence and life-experience. They wouldn't turn back the clock for anything (except maybe for wearing more sunscreen when we were in college, we had no idea).

    But if I ever start thinking about age and what it means, I think about friends who died too young....cancer, accidents. Puts it all in perspective. Turning 30 or 40 or 50 or 80 sure beats the alternative.
  8. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Turning 40 sure as hell beats the alternatives. :)
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, we over-40 men rawk. 8)
  10. GoZags!!

    GoZags!! Member

    Why do you think you have to dive out of a plane in 33 months? (Why do you have the DAYS in a countdown when it's more than 2 years away?)
    Don't wish your life away -- enjoy 38 and 39 first. Make the changes you want to make NOW; don't wait for 40.
  11. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Soon-to-be 26 here. I don't look forward to 30 either, but I hear 31 is harder. 30 is still close enough to the 20s. At 31, you're all the way in and can't go back.
  12. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    In my best Butthead voice: huh, huh, huh, huh, you're old.

    I turn 35 in a couple of weeks, but turning 40 does absolutely nothing to me. Didn't freak at 30, 35 is just another year, and I'm sure I'll feel the same way about 40.
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