Saturday, January 2, 2010

Why Is 40 Such A Scary Number?

This past week I finally turned the big 40. I have no idea why I think 40 is such a scary number. I know, it's just a number. Someone once told me that time seems to go by much faster the older you get, and I so agree. Time sure did fly by for me. It feels like yesterday that I was turning 30 and fretting over that age. Over all, my birthday celebration was an enjoyable one and I got the Wii fit workout video that I so wanted. I can't wait to start using it, but I just couldn't help feeling a little blue.  My mom sent me this great email on women over 40 and I thought I would share the laugher with you. It sure cheered me up.

Note: This joke is not intended to offend anyone. It's all just in the name of fun.

In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40: As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:
A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game , she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They' ll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we! Praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coifed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy New Year To Everyone.



Poetic Shutterbug said...

Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage! That says it all and although I cannot stand Andy Rooney, he's got a point here.

B Boys Mom said...

It's just a number. Nothing we can do about birthday but to have fun!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Oh, Amen! There are plenty of things you learn after you turn 40 - you start to please yourself instead of trying to please everybody else. And that, in turn, somehow pleases most everybody else because we're so much happier! Happy belated birthday!

Lin said...

That's great, Michelle! I liked what Andy Rooney had to say. How true, how true!

Happy Birthday, pally. The 40's are GREAT! Except your body starts breaking here and there now--welcome to hell. :)

Tetcha said...

happy birthday and Happy New Year, Michelle!

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Melissa said...

I love this post, especially since I just turned 40 in August. I think I was more petrified of turning 30, than 40. I can only assume it was because I didn't have children yet, and my biological clock, and my mother was screaming at me to have kids LOL.

Mom of Four said...

I love this entry, I guess because I am going to be 40 next year, and I thought being 40 is scary, but..oh well..I really can't avoid it, can I?

Happy Belated Birthday and Have fun being in this sweet 40s.