Because I’m 40 now.

A good friend sent me this on my very recent 40th birthday. I love it so much. I happen to believe it SCREAMS truth. Well, maybe with the exception of the red lipstick remark. So I had to share. I also must add, this friend is a male, which, when you read it, makes it so much more meaningful. Just sayin’.

Oh, and it was written by Andy Rooney 🙂

Andy Rooney says:
As I grow in age, I value women who are over forty most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:
A woman over forty will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.
If a woman over forty doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it’s usually something more interesting.
A woman over forty knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of forty give a hoot what you might think about her or what she’s doing.
Women over forty are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.
Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.
A woman over forty has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women. Women over forty couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over forty. They always know.
A woman over forty looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over forty is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.
Yes, we praise women over forty for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of forty-plus, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some twenty-two-year-old waitress.
Ladies, I apologize.
For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,” here’s an update for you. Now 80 percent of women are against marriage, why?
Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage.
Well said, Mr.Rooney, WELL SAID. 


The resolution is…

I don’t have one this year. Last year I was ambitious…with a dozen. What kind of freaking over-achiever does that? Me, apparentlySuffice to say it bit me in the ass. A grand list of things I wanted to do, but never actually made the time to do. Perhaps I lack the willpower necessary to execute that kind of commitment? Nah…can’t be it. I have 3 children. Talk about commitment! Anyway, as I looked back on that silly list of impossible self promises, I was left with an icky feeling: FAILURE. And who wants THATNot me, but hey….to each his own 🙂 

In order to avoid the failure funk again, I decided to start the year (albeit almost 2 weeks in) with the simple acceptance of a few simple FACTS: 

1. As of 9:55 am on January 9, I officially became “wise” (i.e. I turned 40). With that milestone comes the right to say, “Listen to me…I’m 40. I have lived 4 decades, and therefore, know what I’m talking about.”

2. I have a degree from The University of Alabama. A school whose football team, won the 2012 BCS National Championship (for the 2nd time in 3 years) ON MY BIRTHDAY.

3. That makes me a 40-year old, NATIONAL CHAMPION. Hot damn!!!!!

                                  Helluva way to start the year, isn’t it????  

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