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Title: Turning 40
Post by: Jim Allen on January 13, 2022, 09:07:40 pm
So in 8 days, I will turn 40.

Growing up, when my father turned 40, we got grounded and sent to our room because we wished my father a happy 40th birthday ... When my mother turned 40, she had her first tattoo done and a party. So I grew up with polar attitudes to turning 40.

Seen plenty of articles on turning 40 over the years and people throwing parties or feeling sorry for themselves, but now it's my turn, and I have to be honest, I am feeling 'Meh' about it. Although back in 1998 I honestly had not expected to live this long, I don't see the importance or any real milestone in turning 40; it's just another year.

Besides seeing the first few grey pube hairs and having to trim my nose hair more often than getting a haircut, am I missing something?


Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: daveR on January 13, 2022, 11:30:21 pm
The big 40. I looked forward to it with enthusiasm. Same hype as you mentioned. I actually spent the day flying to work so there was no celebration. And strangely enough, felt exactly the same the day after as I did before.
50 past in the exact same style, going to see what I can achieve in 13 months when I hit 60.
Getting older, should just ban it
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: zach on January 14, 2022, 03:43:16 am
Get a tattoo, mom knows best

You have 8 days to decide what and where
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Jim Allen on January 14, 2022, 06:46:50 am
Get a tattoo, mom knows best

You have 8 days to decide what and where

LOL

Although I would not say never, so far I've never seen anything I would permanently on my body.
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Jim Allen on January 14, 2022, 06:48:30 am
The big 40. I looked forward to it with enthusiasm. Same hype as you mentioned. I actually spent the day flying to work so there was no celebration. And strangely enough, felt exactly the same the day after as I did before.
50 past in the exact same style, going to see what I can achieve in 13 months when I hit 60.
Getting older, should just ban it

Yup should be banned.  :)

Agreed, its just hype and I don't think or feel like doing anything for my 40th, it's just another day. 
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Grasshopper on January 14, 2022, 09:47:33 am
So in 8 days, I will turn 40.



OMG.....way too many geriatrics here  :P
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: bocker3 on January 14, 2022, 10:01:30 pm
Age really is just a number -- though, there are some physical realities that come with it.  I just keep on doing what I've done until I can't -- I still play tennis against folks in the 20's and 30's.  I even win some of them, though when I lose, I'm generally making them work hard to beat me.  (of course, they likely jump out of the bed the next day, where as I wake up feeling every point...  LOL)

Be that as it may -- I decided to turn my "big-0" birthdays into memories.

I turned 50 in the Serengeti of Tanzania.

I plan to turn 60 in 2024 in The Galapagos Islands

Haven't given much thought to 70 yet -- perhaps Tahiti....

The way I see it -- getting older beats the alternative!!  Celebrate every birthday with gusto!!

Mike
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: CircularNatural on January 14, 2022, 11:14:56 pm
I relate to the "meh" attitude in relation to my recent birthdays (I'm 36 now). I liked what someone replied on trying to make it memorable trips, but this could also mean memorable in your style - things like just chilling out, eating something you like with a few special peopld, and not just trips or big parties. I think we sometimes (me at least) fear cultural or social expectations on these "special dates".
I hope you find yourself enjoying this new moment in your life!
Wishing you the Best :)
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Tonny2 on January 15, 2022, 03:53:43 pm




         ojo.           Hello Jim, you are still a “baby”. Keep up the good work you do on here for the next 40 years…now, just now, I realized that I had to retiré exactly, on my 40 birthday, August 21 was my last day in the office, due to my blindness…anyway, 40 it’s a good number. If you were Mexican, you wouldn’t want to turn 41…good luck
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Jim Allen on January 15, 2022, 07:07:06 pm
I turned 50 in the Serengeti of Tanzania.

I plan to turn 60 in 2024 in The Galapagos Islands

Haven't given much thought to 70 yet -- perhaps Tahiti....

The way I see it -- getting older beats the alternative!!  Celebrate every birthday with gusto!!

Mike

Serengeti of Tanzania, The Galapagos Islands sounds fantastic would love to go there someday.

I relate to the "meh" attitude in relation to my recent birthdays (I'm 36 now). I liked what someone replied on trying to make it memorable trips, but this could also mean memorable in your style - things like just chilling out, eating something you like with a few special peopld, and not just trips or big parties. I think we sometimes (me at least) fear cultural or social expectations on these "special dates".
I hope you find yourself enjoying this new moment in your life!
Wishing you the Best :)

Thanks. Yeah, I think there is a culture regarding birthdays being important that I've never really understood or felt.

To be honest the highlight of the day might end up being a ham sandwich and that suits me fine ;D
I don't think ill regret not doing anything for my 40th.




         ojo.           Hello Jim, you are still a “baby”. Keep up the good work you do on here for the next 40 years…now, just now, I realized that I had to retiré exactly, on my 40 birthday, August 21 was my last day in the office, due to my blindness…anyway, 40 it’s a good number. If you were Mexican, you wouldn’t want to turn 41…good luck

LOL - Another 40 years of telling people to use condoms & PrEP and telling the "Good AIDS" folks that no matter what they say they did not acquire HIV from their cat, toilet seat or their alien encounters,  no thanks  ;D


 
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: kentfrat1783 on January 16, 2022, 06:42:55 pm
Well I turn 40 at the end of the month.  I'm still not sure how I feel about it but we will find out.  I need to do something special to make it memorable. 
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: em on January 18, 2022, 04:54:15 am
My youngest  was born when my wife and I were forty

He is now seventeen

Much more life to be lived
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: delilah07 on January 19, 2022, 03:51:45 pm
Hope you have a good birthday.
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Bucklandbury on January 19, 2022, 04:34:49 pm
Happy birthday, buddy.
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: J.R.E. on January 20, 2022, 06:34:43 pm

Happy Belated Birthday !!  Ohhhh, to be 40 again !!


Ray  8)
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Jim Allen on January 21, 2022, 02:02:25 pm

Happy birthday, buddy.

Thanks  :)

Hope you have a good birthday.
Happy Belated Birthday !!  Ohhhh, to be 40 again !!


Ray  8)

Thanks, but you are early, I have 5 hours to go.
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Jim Allen on January 21, 2022, 02:04:59 pm
My youngest  was born when my wife and I were forty

He is now seventeen

Much more life to be lived

Wow. Not sure I would have the energy for more kids.

Seventeen, is the number of years between me and my mother... well sixteen and a few months.
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Jim Allen on January 21, 2022, 02:06:05 pm
Well I turn 40 at the end of the month.  I'm still not sure how I feel about it but we will find out.  I need to do something special to make it memorable.

Well, congrats already.

So do you already have anything in mind to make it memorable?
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Tonny2 on January 21, 2022, 03:24:01 pm



        ojo.         Feliz cumpleaños Jim from the “vivir con vih” fórum…abrazos
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Grasshopper on January 21, 2022, 09:57:25 pm
Hieper de piep Hoera......Van Harte Gefeliciteerd met je 40e verjaardag. Wens je een hele fijne en zorgeloze dag, met veel taart  ;D

Groet
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Almost2late on January 22, 2022, 03:22:54 am
Congratulations Jim.. has no idea you were so young.

Enjoy the next 40 and beyond.
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Jim Allen on January 23, 2022, 03:44:04 pm


        ojo.         Feliz cumpleaños Jim from the “vivir con vih” fórum…abrazos

 :)
Hieper de piep Hoera......Van Harte Gefeliciteerd met je 40e verjaardag. Wens je een hele fijne en zorgeloze dag, met veel taart  ;D

Groet


Bedankt. Teveel taart gehad en bier  ;)

Congratulations Jim.. has no idea you were so young.

Enjoy the next 40 and beyond.

Thnaks  :)
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Jim Allen on January 23, 2022, 03:58:15 pm

(https://i.postimg.cc/jSw03g3s/IMG-20220123-205221.jpg)
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Tonny2 on January 23, 2022, 05:11:16 pm



            ojo.        Yes, you are awesome!, I don’t know how you do it, work, kids and more kids here on the forum. Keep up the good work…hugs from the Great Lakes, USA
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: zach on January 24, 2022, 10:26:16 pm
A tshirt? Not quite the lifetime of regret a tattoo gives... but

Way to commit!
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Jim Allen on January 25, 2022, 03:28:22 am
A tshirt? Not quite the lifetime of regret a tattoo gives... but

Way to commit!

 ;D
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Jim Allen on January 25, 2022, 03:32:18 am
The biggest thing I did on my birthday this year was climbing a ladder and going into a house through a window to rescue a cat and then taking a door off its hinges from inside the locked room.
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: CircularNatural on January 25, 2022, 10:38:42 am
Great T-shirt! 8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jSw03g3s/IMG-20220123-205221.jpg)
Title: Re: Turning 40
Post by: Loa111 on January 28, 2022, 05:15:36 am
Happy belated birthday Jim on turning the Big 40! Sure is a major life milestone.

I turned 50 recently myself.

The 40s  is one of those decades where people start telling themselves that their "old", take to the couch, become less active.

I think make your 40s, the fittest decade of your life! Get fit, strong & in good shape, it will benefit you in every way imaginable.

Enjoy Jim! Lol I was I was 40 again!  ;D