On turning 40 (997)

Honestly, when I woke up this morning, I expected every bone in my body to creak from advanced arthritis or bone degeneration.

That didn’t happen.

Maybe a sudden and violent growth of hair from my ears and nose. Luxuriously gray no less.

Nope, that didn’t happen either.

Or even a complete lack of control of my bodily functions.

As much as I know this disappoints you, it didn’t happen either.

Every time I have a birthday I don’t normally expect anything to happen or to feel different. I turned 30 and worked myself into quite a hyper spaz attack over that. I got pretty drunk in Vegas on my 21st (and won $120 playing Blackjack). But otherwise, nothing. This one included.

I feel just as good today as I did yesterday. Actually, maybe better since I’m not as sore today as I was yesterday. Decided to skip the gym today in celebration, but I’ll be going again tomorrow for good measure.

So, I guess, it’s not really that big of a deal.

Thanks to everyone that wished me happy. While it wasn’t the greatest (that won’t be a story for another time), it definitely didn’t suck.

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Published by Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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  1. Sorry dude, wasn’t around last night so Happy (belated) Birthday (You old bastard, lol)

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