Personal blog - and temporary home page until new website is finished - of writer, editor and graphic artist Christopher Mills


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Damn, I'm Old.

I just turned 43.

13 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Happy BDAY.

Kevin said...

I just saw the birthday note over at Moonstone. Happy Birthday Chris! Oh, and you're only two months older than me, so you are NOT OLD!

Kevin

laughingwolf said...

yappy barfday, chris! ;)

and 43 is NOT old, over even close to

double that, COULD be!

Michael May said...

Happy Birthday!

43 is the new 33.

AP. Furtado said...

Happy B-Day, old man! :)

Craig Zablo said...

Whoa, 43 is NOT old. I'm soon to be 50 -- so 43 BETTER not be old.

At any rate, happy birthday, boss!

Bill Spangler said...

Happy Birthday!

Doc Quatermass said...

Happy Birthday. Guy at the barbell club working out turned 67 today.

I wish I could be 43 again. Turned 52 last November 21st after a nasty groin infection (deep pocket wound - deeper than the surgeon's finger - that needed daily packing after a heart cath it turns out I didn't need - a blessing; about 20% of stress tests are false positives I'm told; another blessing in that it wasn't MRSA as suspected) and then lack of use of right upper side, shoulder and arm due to herniated disc in neck for nigh on three months; which required surgery in early December and then a cervical collar for a month. Neck fusion looks good but since the nerve root was impinged so long it'll be maybe two years of recovery. Made a big pot of chili a couple weeks back and stirring the ground beef while browning resulted in a numb arm and hand for three days. Last five years I've had bad luck with my health.

Wifey turned 51 on the 5th. No fun getting old after you hit the century mark, so enjoy the next seven years as much as possible. Trust me just because we look younger than our parents did when they were our age, 40 is not the new 20 or 50 the new 30. It's just some bullshit some writer made up for magazine articles. And you know what idiots writers generally are. :-)

Christopher Mills said...

Thanks for the well-wishes, folks.

Ian Sokoliwski said...

I thought 43 was the new 13... :D

Kevin said...

No, 43 and a new 13 will wind up getting you 10 to 20. ;)

Doc Quatermass said...

Sports editor at my wifes paper thought he was meeting a 12 year old girl at a McDonalds in the next county. Turned out he was chatting with an undercover state cop. Arrested when he showed up. Unlike the guys on To Catch A Predator who take the lesser sentence and avoid publicity (well beyond the shows airing) he first claimed he was entrapped so he wasn't guilty. Then it was he thought he was in a fantasy chat room talking to an adult. He couldn't understand why former friends avoided him. Then he admitted he had a problem but God was going to take time out from his busy schedule to help him get better. Jury misunderstood directions and screwed up the charges and he got sentenced to several months in jail. States trying to get a mistrial declared and retry him.

There an episode of the old Combat TV series where three guys pushing 40 join the platoon - it's called "The Old Men."

Celebrate the natal day by taking a nice safe plane ride:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/aviation-security/2008/Jul/01/want-some-torture-with-your-peanuts/#again

Jon said...

Happy birthday, Chris.