Thursday, December 20, 2007

As Old as Video Games

After nearly a week of being 40 I have to say it's...OK. The other night I was lying in bed thinking about it and it just feels so wrong. In my head 40 sounds so old. I don't feel as old as 40 sounds to me. In my head I still feel 24. It is hard for me to believe that I'm not still the same person I was at 24. (OK, thank God I'm not, but where in the world did the time go?) I also can't believe that this May I will have lived here in MN for 10 years! Just let this be a warning to you all, do not spend your time in bed trying to fall asleep contemplating your birthdays because there is nothing that will wake you up faster than realizing you are now the same age as the ATM, the Big Mac, and the Israeli Occupation.

I do have to share that things at work have been going much better. My manager is a fan of working with people's strengths and walking them patiently through their...not so strong traits. She approved a move for me from my cube to another with more space and higher "walls". Today she came and asked me to look through the resumes of the 5 strongest candidates applying for our open position. That's pretty good. I haven't heard from the position I interviewed for last week but I can honestly say that at this point I don't even care.

I actually heard from the orthopedist today. I am seeing a guy who is an actual foot and ankle specialist. Of course I can't get in to see him until after the holidays, but January 2nd, I am there. This also means that tomorrow at graduation I will be walking across the stage in a boot/walking cast and photographed in it for all posterity. Sweet. I actually tried to walk in my new shoes and the broken ankle can't take it. So it will have to be cute new shoe on the right foot and big, black, bulky, boot on the left. Oh well, it will make for an interesting story.

Bob and I are actually looking at moving to Florida when our lease is up on our place in '08. Not sure how that would work out, but we decided to think about it and we are going to talk more about it this weekend when we're at the hotel. Sitting through another Minnesota winter just doesn't sound as appealing as it once used to.

Tomorrow is GRADUATION! It's a full day of grad festivities and I can't wait. I am more excited than a kid at Christmas. I don't know what pleases me more, the graduation and all the pomp and circumstance and tradition of it all or the fact that my entire family will be there to celebrate with me. Squeeee! I hope I can sleep tonight.

And just because I am stuck in a rut of pondering all that 40 means, here is a list of famous people that also turned 40 this year:
Pamela Anderson,

Boris Becker

Lisa Bonet

Toni Braxton

Tia Carrere

Carrot Top

Kurt Cobain

Harry Connick, Jr.

Anderson Cooper

Billy Corgan

Olivia d’Abo

Laura Dern

Benicio del Toro

Vin Diesel

Will Ferrell

Joely Fisher

Jamie Foxx

Lauren Graham

Paul Giamatti

Faith Hill

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Melina Kanakaredes

Nicole Kidman

Jimmy Kimmel

Matt LeBlanc

Dave Matthews

Tim McGraw

Dave Navarro

Liz Phair

Guy Pearce

Julie Roberts

Joe Rogan

Mark Ruffalo

Andrew Shue

Miro Sorvino

Sherry Stringfield

Lili Taylor

Keith Urban

Kate Walsh

Steve Zahn

Moon Unit Zappa


Yvonne said...

You're in good company!

Good luck today and Congratulations!!!!

blacknwhitenread said...

College Grad? CONGRATS!!!