...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Friday, November 16, 2007

'i will sing, sing a new song...'

On my last day in my 30s, I was apparently quasi-good, sorta wise, a little brisk, a bit sweet (oh, but the bitter...), marginally sharp, eh? Kinda smart (still won't stake claims to any math genuis titles!), always hip, way out of control on the neat thing, but now? Now neater! A smidge dull. Proud, but not off-the-charts so, perhaps just a little strong mixed with a taste of bold.

But now? Well, now I'm everything with an -er tacked on the end, ladies and gentlemen! Woo Hoo!

'Twas a glorious day to turn 40. There was nakedness, flowers, pizza, cake and ice cream, money, spa gifts, the new Duran Duran cd (because in my head, damn right, sometimes I'm still 15), a hundred kisses, pencil-drawn, notebook-paper cards, telephone calls, emails, IM chats, a nice quiet lunch with myself, further nakedness, and, of course, wonderfully nice and terribly appreciated birthday greetings from all of you. Thank you for that.

Now? Now I go out with an -er. Older. Cooler. Sexier (damn right!). But I totally look 27.




Blogger cat said...

Happiest of birthdays! I totally thought you were in your 20s anyhow. Heh. Or at least early 30s like moi!

Friday, November 16, 2007 9:16:00 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Glad your birthday was great! I'll be hitting the big three nine in ten days....I suppose I better get ready for it!

Friday, November 16, 2007 9:20:00 AM  
Blogger Phyllis RenĂ©e said...

That's right! Everything's better-er after 40. And, dang! Nakedness AND ice cream? That was a great birthday.

Friday, November 16, 2007 9:28:00 AM  
Blogger FTN said...

The only thing better than nakedness is further nakedness.

Friday, November 16, 2007 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Happy birthday, welcome to the 40s. You should buy a motorcycle now.

And doesn't that new Duran Duran album rock?

Friday, November 16, 2007 12:18:00 PM  
Blogger Trueself said...

Being in your 40's totally rocks. Trust me, I've been here a while, and I can honestly say that everything is just a little -er in your 40's.

Friday, November 16, 2007 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Er. . . Happy Birthday! And Happy (or, should I say 'happier'?) 40s.


Whatev. . .er.

Friday, November 16, 2007 8:07:00 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Rock it hard hun, and Happy Birthday!

Saturday, November 17, 2007 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger 1blueshi1 said...

so you had a great(er)bday without even having to get knocked up like I did! (sigh) no clue how I'M gonna deal with forty...

Saturday, November 17, 2007 6:36:00 AM  
Blogger Edtime Stories said...

May the next 40 be even better than the last.


Saturday, November 17, 2007 6:46:00 AM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

i remember when i turned 40 in march jamie thought my pants would just fall down everytime i got up cause women in their 40's rock the hormones...well, my birthday wish for you is that--

i hope your pants fall down a lot more than mine have.

Saturday, November 17, 2007 6:51:00 AM  
Blogger The Savage said...

Happy Belated....
Something is missing from the list.... Oh yeah. Sexier.
I still totally lust you....

Saturday, November 17, 2007 7:00:00 AM  
Blogger Sailor said...

Belated, but happy birthday!

40 isn't bad, and when you can have both nakedness and further nakedness, well, thats a great way to celebrate a birthday.

Saturday, November 17, 2007 7:34:00 AM  
Blogger Nanette said...

"Ooooh, obscene finger gestures from such a pristine girl."
"I'm not that pristine."

So are you pristiner? ;)

Whoohoo for the nakedness!


Sunday, November 18, 2007 1:14:00 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

I'm so glad you had a rockin' good time on your birthday and that there was much nekkidness.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 2:00:00 PM  
Blogger Biscuit said...

Welcome to 40, baby!

Sunday, November 18, 2007 5:08:00 PM  
Blogger Choppzs said...

Don't forget funner! lol

Sunday, November 18, 2007 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Cat - I probably act like I'm in my teens. I could perhaps pass for being in my 20s. I can see where the confusion comes in!

Chuck - Happy early birthday greetings! Thanks for the wishes, and the visit!

Phyllis - Nakedness and ice cream, not necessarily in that order, do indeed a good day make!

FTN - Essentially, I like to take nakedness as far as I can.

Michael - Motorcycles, I have to say, scare me a bit. What doesn't scare me is the new Duran Duran. It does, indeed, rock. Total dance album.

Trueself - Thank you! I'm pretty much easing in, still acting like I'm nowhere near that age, so I think it's going to suit me fine. I hope!

Desmond - I'll take whatev-er I can must-er up! Thanks! You're a troop-er!

Christina - Thanks for the visit! I pretty much rock what I can, birthdays included!

1blueshi1 - The day you hit 40 isn't so bad. You wake up and deal with the same stuff you did at 39, and shockingly, that stuff is still there the next day. I don't know if that's so cool, but I'm doing ok with the 40 thing.

Ed - Thank you, kind sir...

kimmy - damn, but dudes thinking that pants should be falling down all the time, what with the naked and stuff, gah. Real life should be so naked.

But maybe I made that wish when I blew out my candles. I'm just sayin'...

Savage - In my head, I'm reading that as "i still lust you...for an old lady." Though, you're a gentleman and a scholar, so I really don't think you think that. I just like to talk a lot in my head!

Thank you, btw!

Sailor - Marking any day like that isn't too bad of an idea, really. I'll need to look into that!

Nan - "Show dick some respect!"

Oh, wait a minute. About that. Yeah. Hmmm...

For the snorts, I thank you...

Stacie - Such things should be mandated on a birthday. Especially a bday that ends in O!

Biscuit - Girl, you are the 40 I aspire to! Thank you! And thank you for that nice little shout you gave me a few days ago! You rock!

Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:14:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Choppzs - You snuck in there on me while my stupid computer toyed with me! I'm absolutely going for funner at 40. Much funner!

Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger Therese in Heaven said...

Fadkog, I'm so sorry that I'm this late to the party! I hope your birthday was fabulous.

Monday, November 19, 2007 4:20:00 PM  
Blogger KiKi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You know, in my culture you're not even considered a fully grown adult until you're 40 - before then you're still considered youth (and in some cases 40 is just the turning point and you don't get real status until 41). You're now at the age where you're old enough to know better and still very very young enough to enjoy that wisdom for the rest of your young days!! :P
So God bless and enjoy it, get ready for the time of your life!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:55:00 AM  

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