5 May 2010

The BIG 4-0

Today I am 40 years old.

I'm am officially middle aged.

Huh, I guess it's time for a mid-life crisis.

I'll start with a 2010 Dodge Challenger please...


Vroom!

67 comments:

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Happy Birthday!!

Officially? Cite your source!

Enjoy your crisis, hope it involves cake.

And pretty dresses, lots of pretty dresses!

Cheers,
AJ

Nancy K said...

Happy Birthday. Enjoy your day.

meredithp said...

Hard to believe--you look much younger. As do we all ;-)

A very Happy Birthday!

Connie B said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope the rain holds off until you can enjoy the gorgeous day. Great car!

Uta said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad you're so cool about it - I'm trying to get there by September. Here's to Middle Age!

HappyKATT said...

Oh no! You can't be middle-aged. That would make me......never mind!
Happy birthday and I totally support your choice in cars especially if you go with the purple!

KID, MD said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a wonderful one. And yes, you NEED a purple Dodge Challenger!

Isabelle said...

You're so fabulous you make me look forward to being 40!! Happy Birthday, dear Shannon!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! That purple screams FUN.

angie.a said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SHANNNNOOOOONNN,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUU!!!!

Mine's next. We need an umbrella drink vacation stat! :P

Evil Angel said...

Happy Birthday!
You don't look a day over 22!

I'm following close behind, I'll be 37 in July.

Biba said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Wish you all the best!

You look very young, I wouldn't guessed your age :)

Marie said...

I would never have guessed 40 either. Happy happy day.

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Shannon!

Lisette M said...

Happy Birthday! Celebrate!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Happy Birthday Shannon! The forties were good years for me...I hope they are for you too!

Vicki said...

Well, happy birthday to you!!

Sewfast said...

Happy Birthday Shannon...may your 40's be good to you!

Trudy Callan said...

Happy birthday!

You still look so young and beautiful. 40 is a good age. You'll have a great year. Do something fun this year that you've never done before. I handled it without a hitch. Now turning 45 was a little harder for me, but I think I'm pulling out of it.
Have a good one.

Byrdie said...

Happy birthday! Age is just a number:)

Rose said...

Happy Birthday, Kiddo! I love the purple car!

Reethi said...

Happy Birthday, Shannon!

Anonymous said...

I, too, thought 40 was middle aged until I turned 55 and realized that I am not even yet middle aged.
Have a wonderful birthday.

JoanieR

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Happy Birthday and welcome to the club :)

patsijean said...

Purple is good. Hope you get your Birthday Wish, whatever it is. Happy Birthday.

Lilian said...

A very happy birthday to you Shannon !!!!
Today you may be older than you ever were before, BUT YOU'RE ALSO YOUNGER THAN YOU'LL EVER BE!!
(Don't know if this is actually helpful to avoid a midlife-crisis) :@)

amber said...

Happy Birthday!!

I'm convinced that 40 is the new 30. There are a whole crop of women that are in their early 40s at my gym and I swear, they are some of the cutest, most active folks I know. :) I hope this year is a good one for ya!

Mary Beth said...

Ooooo, I vote for the purple Charger! I'll come up and we can go cruising (evil grin)

Mardel said...

Happy Birthday!

Pammie said...

HB - well since I believe the age for women living has increased substantially - I'm not really sure you are middle-aged. But they say 40 is the new 30 . . .I love the car!

Myrna said...

Happy Birthday. Forty is fabulous. You'll love it.

Debbie Cook said...

Happy Birthday Shannon! Have fun today.

Gorgeous Things said...

Happy Birthday!!!
You are NOT middle aged. Vroom indeed!

judidarling said...

Forty middle-aged? I'm sixty-one and still waiting for middle age to start. Remember, it's fifteen years from where we are at any given moment! Happy, Happy birthday and many more.

paco peralta said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHANON....!!! Feliz cumpleaƱos.

Tany said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
(I'm only one year behind) BTW, you are not middle aged at all: you don't look like it and I'm quite sure you don't feel like it either!

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday!!!... I wish I'd thought about getting a jazzy snazzy car like that when I reached middle age...lol

Susan said...

Happy 40th! You are makin' it work!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Shannon! You would look fabulous and far from 40 in that ride!

April said...

Happy birthday! i totally agree with the Dodge Challenger! I'll take a new one or a sweet one from the 70's!
I love muscle cars!

Crystaliciousss said...

happy birthday!!!!

gina said...

Happy Birthday!

denise@thebluegardenia.com said...

Have the best year ever. That's an order.

SamiraSarah said...

Happy Birthday Shannon!
That purple beast is the perfect way to celebrate a mid-life crisis!

DawnRose said...

Happy Birthday! Half of your life???? Please don't consider it that, unless you don't plan on living past 80...and I totally see it!!

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday to you....When Jay Leno turned 40 he said it wasn't like he thought he'd never be 40, he just thought it would take longer to get there. Amen to that. That's the little secret that only older folks know...life goes by in the blink of an eye. Enjoy the 40's, they are really a great decade of your life.

sz said...

Happy Birthday! Congratulations. Oh, and in case you hadn't heard, 40 is the new 20, so you have a long way to go before middle age hits!

A Purple Dodge Challenger, of course! Just my color too!

Whimsical Woman said...

Happy birthday.
Remember, you can claim turning 40 as an excuse for any celebration during the whole of this year!
Have fun.

Sandra said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday! Don't stress too much about being 40, it's not that bad. The thing I've found about being a woman in my 40's is that I no longer feel I have to apologise for being who I am, I've earned it. Buy the purple car if you really want it!

Sharon said...

Hope you had a fantastic 40th Birthday. You are no where near middle aged :)

gwensews said...

Happy Birthday, and remember that 40 is the new 30!

AllisonC said...

Happy birthday, I'm about 5 weeks behind you, do they have another one of those cars?!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Shannon! Hope it was great!

MushyWear said...

From one Shannon to another, "Happy Birthday!" I say go for the Challenger. Enjoy this decade of life! I'm one year into it and it ain't so bad!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Happy Birthday!

Digs said...

40's the new 30; and 60's the new 50. Who's to say 50 isn't the new & modern middle age? You've two decades of catching up, kiddo!

Linda said...

Well happy birthday! 40 is good age, I've been there and done that one! Hope it was a great day.

Fran said...

Hope your birthday was a happy one! Oh to be 40 again!!!

Claire S. said...

Happy birthday ! Hope you had a great day.

ooh fabulous car !!!

Faye Lewis said...

ENJOY! Happy Birthday!

Eugenia said...

A very happy birthday to you!! Hope your car arrives soon :)

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love that car. I am about to turn 40 in August and I think I am going to start with a Camaro...seriously.

Leslie in Austin said...

Happy Birthday and welcome to the club, Shannon. How wonderful that you get to be in your 40s while still looking like you're in your 20s! :-)

Kim said...

I turned 40 in December and am enjoying a "Mid Life Celebration" as I don't consider it a crisis, just a reason to enjoy life even more...;-)

Happy Belated Birthday

laura said...

40 is the best!!! And it doesn't end there either! BTW, I thought you were a lot younger.

mochimo said...

I'm so terribly late, but still...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!