A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell
I like announcing my age. I've never understood why folks are hesitant to do so... does NOT telling people make you any younger (or older, for the teenagers who long to be 21)??
I'm proud to be forty-two today. I don't feel forty-two, I'd like to think I don't look forty-two (though, anymore isn't forty the new thirty or something?). I hope that number keeps on rising and doesn't stop until there are three of them up there. And then, I will proclaim that I am one hundred years of age and proud of it.
I celebrated by lazing around this morning like a lazy slug. I went to bed around 9:30, DH woke me at 11:30 when he came in and had to shuffle the dog (she's a snuggler and doesn't like to sleep at our feet, so it's always an ordeal) and then Dd woke me at 1:30 to go out (which is why she sleeps with us, btw -- she doesn't whine to go out, she just... stares. So if she were crated or put out in the living room, I'd have a mess to wake up to), so I took her out and then checked on the wood stove, fed it and curled up on the couch with the dog and the cat. I'd wake periodically, look at the stove and see the glow, and then doze off again. It was good.
Not going to do anything much today, though. It snowed and is still snowing -- the expectation is 6-9" and I won't drive in the white stuff if at all possible. So DD will sing to me, I'll open her gifts and bask in being the birthday girl for the day. Maybe DH will even make dinner.
How do you like to celebrate your birthday? And... do you care if people know how old you are?
As an aside, happy half-birthday to Charity. :-)
In 1967 (the year you were born)
Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US
President Johnson and Soviet premiere Aleksei Kosygin agree not to let any crisis push them into war
Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first black Supreme Court justice
The first home microwave is released by Amana
Dave Matthews, Kurt Cobain, Liz Phair, Vin Diesel, Julia Roberts, and Anna Nicole Smith are born
St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series
Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I
Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup
Disney's The Jungle Book and The Graduate are the top grossing films
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is published
Paul McCartney announces that all four members of the Beatles have "dropped acid"
For the first time, Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire during a concert in London
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is released
The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published
The FCC orders that cigarette ads on television, radio and in print must include a warning about the health risks of smoking