Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fishing Expedition

I was recently talking to a blogging buddy about people who fish for sympathy or compliments; some people do this more often than others and most of the time it's a woman. All of us know women who fish, and as I've said in the past, I'm not a big fan of it. It smacks of insecurity and low self-esteem.

But today I am going on a fishing expedition myself. Why, you ask?

Because although my sweet Eddie woke me this morning with a pleasant Happy Birthday greeting and song, and is having my gift delivered to me sometime later today, he also said this:

"Hey! You know what? In only nine years you'll be fifty!!"

Add to that the comment of my 86 year old stepfather, who wished me 41 more years of birthdays. Acccckkkk!

The fishing trip has nothing to do with how big my ass is or if a certain pair of pants looks good on me. I don't think anyone who knows me would say I am insecure or have a low self-esteem. Shit, half the time I'm all, "Aren't I totally cute?" and "How could you not love this hair/outfit/lipstick?" Or, I'm so overly confident and "take charge" that people keep telling me I can't possibly be right about everything. What?? Why not? This is news to me. I'm awesome! What can you possibly be talking about?

For some reason though, the fifty thing got to me. I mean, FIFTY. Wow. That's half a century. That's like a third of the way to how old John McCain is. So how about some birthday greetings people??? Let's take the sting out. C'mon! Ratchet up the compliments.....

"Forty is the new twenty" or "Fifty will be the new thirty" or how about "These are the best days of your life..." Any wisdom, suggestions or birthday greetings will be appreciated!!!

I will NOT end this day without a good catch!


Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

How 'bout "you are totally fabulous!" ... or "I love reading your blog each day because you make me smile no matter WHAT is going on" ... or "HAPPY FREAKIN' BIRTHDAY, GIRL!" ... all true!

Anonymous said...

Me too- I love your blog....Hope you had a terrific Birthday....and I wish you many more!

TNelson said...

Make it the best! I LOVE your blog - and you're doing something (traveling the country in an 18-wheeler) I have always fantisized about...remember...it's just a number, hun - I'm almost 60 and feel 30 most days (and I'm "well-cushioned, too)!


MeHereNow said...

C'mon Lady! If you looked 40 it would be a start to feeling "ucky" but you HAVE seen yourself right???

You look great have a life that makes you happy and a guy that loves you - ENJOY!!!

Oh and Happy Birthday - sorry I didn't know!

40 is the new 21 ;-D

The Daily Rant said...

Thank you all! I'm coming to visit you on your blogs....see you there!!!

tornwordo said...

Happy Happy! And quit whining, I'm two years older than you and still fabulous. Fifty is the new thirty I'm told anyway.

Real Live Lesbian said...

In just four short years...you'll be forty FIVE! ;)

Yeah, and I know... I'm much closer!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!(belated)
41 is not so bad at all, you look FABULOUS, you have a great boyfriend wonderful family and a job you actually adore...just think of the alternative. LOL!Young at heart and still kicking!


Candy Apple said...

You only look 16 in some of your "yearbook" and Taaz photos. Ed is such a cradle robber.