I’m not 42 today.  I’m just not.  I’m 40.2.  That’s right, from here on out, I’m going to age like software.  Next year I’ll be 40.3.  That way I can be 40 all the way up to version 50. 

I know, it’s a dumb idea but I’m just not ready to get older and at this point, I’ll do anything it takes to trick myself in to thinking I’m still young and vibrant.  Not that I’m old and dull mind you…

Man, there used to be a time when I was all about the birthday.  I used to have a birthday week.  Then is was a birthday weekend.  Now it’s just a moment of silence.  I kind of don’t feel like celebrating the occasion anymore.

Smile!Ray gave me a lovely (much needed) suitcase last night and this morning he surprised me with a gift certificate to the local pond store in town.  More fish for my pond! 

I am very attached to my fish.  I brought them here all the way from Chicago in the back of my car.  You should have seen the poor things when I got here.  Do you think fish get car sick?

I love my Ray for his generous gifts.  He so thoughtful and sure knows how to make a guy feel special on his 40.2nd. 

I’m going to assume this year’s version 40.2 is going to surpass all the great features of 40.1.  The only problem about these new versions is that you don’t find out what’s in them until they happen.  You can only guess, hope or make it happen.  Hey, here’s to making it happen!

A quote from my favorite Shirley Horn song Here’s to Life:

May all your storms be weathered
and all that’s good get better
Here’s to life
Here’s to love
Here’s to you.

20 Thoughts on “I’m 40.2

  1. Happy birthday from a fellow Saggitarian. I turned 50.0 last Friday. I hope that you celebrated in style.

  2. Thanks Saggitarian Doug and happy birthday to you too! 🙂

  3. Happy birthday Cobban!

  4. Ohmigod, I forgot to sacrifice a goat in honor or your 40.2 birthday!!!

  5. Jim on 26/11/2007 at 10:19 AM said:

    Happy Birthday Cobban 🙂 And don’t worry about how “young” you are. Just live and enjoy life to fullest. That’s what counts. All these other things are just a bunch of useless numbers.

    From Cobban: Thanks Jim! I’m going to take your word for it.

  6. Happy 40.2!

  7. Joe on 26/11/2007 at 12:00 PM said:

    Happy Birthday Cobban! Ahhh, whether 40.2 or 42.0 just remember you will always be chicken to Ray and to all the other Daddies out here.

  8. Happy Birthday!

  9. Happy Birthday!

  10. Mirko on 26/11/2007 at 2:15 PM said:

    Hey Coban, is the new release better than the previous one? I woud like to know this release before there will be the next one.
    happy birthday

  11. Jim (The Canuck One) on 26/11/2007 at 2:45 PM said:

    Happy Birthday!

    I like the way you think – I didn’t turn 48 a few weeks ago, I turned 40.8 (and 40.8.1 after my Dr’s appt next week.)

  12. Jeff on 26/11/2007 at 3:36 PM said:

    Happy Birthday.

  13. Happy Birthday! Do take a photo of the fish you pick out from the pond store.

    From Cobban: Thanks Jessica! Will do. My fish love to be photographed. They take after their dad. 🙂

  14. happy 40.2!

  15. Bob D. on 27/11/2007 at 5:02 AM said:

    Happy 40.2 Cobban. Being a Sag myself, I guess that my age will be 70.1 this week.

    From Cobban: Thanks Bob! We Saggies have to stick together. Happy birthday to you!

  16. From one 40.2 to Another: May your day be filled with love and surprises! Happy Birthday!

  17. Happy Birthday, Cobban. (I don’t want Homer mad at me…) Cheers!

  18. You are a very wurfy 42.

  19. Happy Birthday Cobban!!! We’re finally online in Germany and I HAD to wish you well. Sorry you have the “ickies”. I’ll e-mail you soon!

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