I am a movie person and am very excited for This is 40 to come out. It is a follow up to Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and focuses on the Leslie Mann/Paul Rudd relationship and her character turning forty. Every time I see the trailer I laugh out loud and totally relate.
The reality is, so much of what is going on with all of us at this age is universal. We can live in different parts of the country, be in different socioeconomic groups, practice different religions, but we share so much in common by the mere … Continue Reading »
As I plug in “39” for one of the last times on my elliptical, a tear drops on the machine. It’s a few days until my fortieth birthday, and I’m sorry, but it’s a little depressing.
I am sure my memory is getting a little foggy, but I faintly remember at my Mom’s fortieth birthday party, everyone was playing shuffleboard, had those breathing tubes in their noses, and their private nurses feeding them. Back then, forty seemed so old, and now, I am going to be fucking forty!!!
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I am lying on the table. Still a little out of it. But awake enough to hear people around me. “Why is her gown up?” one nurse asks. “It was a mess in there!” the other responds. I think they think I am sleeping. Did I just hear them discussing that I -you know what- on the operating table in front of a minimum of four people? It’s colonoscopy day and I hadn’t followed prep instructions that great. I am thirty-nine, had just completed my third colonoscopy, and my … Continue Reading »