Friday, October 1, 2010

Only 145 Days Left


I only have 145 days left of being in my 30's. In 146 days, I'll be 40!

The clock is ticking.

I have so many things I'd like to do before I turn 40, like:

  • Climb Mount Everest
  • Find the "real killer" in the O.J. case
  • Get George Clooney to return my calls
  • Lose 40 pounds
  • Join a gym
  • Find out where these gym things are
  • Finally master PowerPoint
  • Give up my nap(s)
  • Go (indoor) skydiving
  • Have 2.5 kids
  • Learn how to run ten feet without barfing up a lung

I picture myself waking up on my 40th birthday with an abundance of chin hair, an AARP card in my mailbox, a closet full of mom jeans and my radio tuned to the classical station. When you're 40 you have to be a grown up. You have to watch grown up shows on television. You have to sit at the grown-up table at Thanksgiving. Basically, you're boring. I don't want that. I still want to be cool, well, as cool as I am now. I want to make my nieces and nephews laugh by chasing the car when they leave and doing elevator, escalator and stairs (think Austin Powers). I still want to be the cool Aunt.

Oops, gotta run. It's my nap time.

5 comments:

  1. You'll still be cool at 40. You're very funny and interesting, that won't change.
    I think turning 30 was harder for me than 40. Of course my circumstances were whacky. My 20s were hard. I married very young and had all 3 kids before I was 24. My 30s were hell. I divorced and spent 8 years as a single mom. I knew my 40s would be great! I had earned it! I met the man of my dreams at 38. I am more confident now than I was and I don't look nearly as good as I did lol.
    Enjoy the ride!

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  2. Auntie Laura you will ALWAYS be the Coolest of the Cool

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  3. I still watch Westerns on Saturday mornings. I still get little kid excited when the Red Sox win. I still eat Charleston Chews - frozen. I'm 60! You'll always be the cool Aunt and the one the fun doesn't start till you arrive. Have no fear.

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  4. Sam went indoor skidiving over the Summer and loved it...Next time you come up we'll go again...One thing you can cross off your list:)

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  5. you absolutely kill me!

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