Friday, September 14, 2007

Mid-life Crisis

Guess who is having a big birthday tomorrow?

Guess Who?


It's the big FOUR ZERO!

I'm entering a new decade, a new era...

I should go in a whole new direction!

150 comments:

Patience said...

Oh happy happy day!!

Life As I Know It said...

Happy Birthday!
Don't you know that 40 is the new 30?!?!
Rock on, sista'

Circus Kelli said...

Happy Birthday!! :)

Momish said...

Happiest of Birthdays to you!!! Forty isn't that bad, really. I sort of enjoyed that year. Seems like so long ago!

P.S. Those photos are a riot! Humour keeps us young, so laugh on!

Shannon said...

Hillary looks like she's about to take a big bite out of you in that last pic.

Happy Birthday tomorrow!! Do you feel older?

Moi said...

Happy birthday!

Geek Moment coming ...

If you think of your birthdays like people think of the millennia, then your new decade doesn't start for another year.

Geek Moment ended.

I totally did not just compare your age to anything measured in millenia. Honest.

Catizhere said...

I don't mind being 40-something.....I don't LOOK 40, I don't FEEL 40, and I still have the younger guys in the office telling me that they would "do" me if I gave them the chance.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! I hit this mark in March while on maternity leave, cleverly avoiding the Lordy Lordy posters and black crepe paper that office collegues are compelled to fete you with. I think having a new baby got me through it better - I mean I couldn't really be old could I? I just had a baby!
Your post is hilarious!! Love the Middle Ages one.

crazymumma said...

Happy Birthday!

I say become a death metal rockstar.

Lawyer Mama said...

Yeah, so not believing you're 40. I've seen you, babe. You're truly rocking 40! Happy Birthday!

And those pics with Hillary? Priceless.

JoeinVegas said...

Oh, didn't realize I was coming by and reading things from such an old lady.
Don't even think about running - the opposition will get hold of these postings and really hang your butt.
Happy Birthday, and congrats on admitting it.

Paige said...

Glorrrrrious! Happy, happy birthday to you. Here's hoping you have something fun planned. If not, I'm happy to meet you for a midlife crisis "Mallbecky."

P

kristen said...

Oh Joy!! Happy birthday...

If it's any consolation, I loved being 40. 45 was the tough one, for me.

BOSSY said...

Forty looks good on you, Chickaleeda. Now: Step away from the sword.

Queen Karana said...

Hope you have a fantastic birthday!

Christina said...

Happy 40th! Hope you have a great birthday. Better keep that sword around to hit anyone who cracks an "over the hill" joke.

DD said...

Just goes to prove that it really is based on shoe size...!

Craze said...

Happy Birthday!! Turning 40 was a tough one for me. I wouldn't change the wealth of knowledge, maturity and comfort with myself that I have but I could go for some 20 year old skin again!

JamesMommy said...

If I could sing, I would sing you "Happy Birthday". I can bake but can't send you a cake. Not so much because I don't know where to send it but more because I just found out I'm pregnant and am craving sweets something fierce. Anyway, Happy Birthday to my favorite blogger!

tulipmom said...

Happy 11th annual 29th birthday! I hope I look as young as you in 4 years.

~JJ! said...

Happy Happy Birthday.

40 is a nice round number.

Those photos hysterical.

You rock.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Happy birthday, my soul sista.

Audubon Ron said...

Happy Birthday.

Also, keep doing the facial exercises like you did and you'll keep looking great.

Please see Greer Childers @
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3v7o4OJAUs

Kyla said...

OMG! This was hilarious. You are a riot...a riot that has been happening for 40 years now. Awesome.

Happiest of birthdays to you!

carrie said...

Have a wonderful day tomorrow! I can only hope that I look as good as you when I reach that milestone!

Marmite Breath said...

You're the youngest hag I know, and you ROCK THE CASBAH!

dawn224 said...

My grandma is 93 - so you really have another 5-6 years before middle aged :)

Annie said...

Happy Birthday - and here's to many more!

Bananas said...

40 is just like 21, only older and with an earlier bedtime.

Oh, the Joys... making 40 look cool.

Happy Birthday!

CamiKaos said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I've heard 40 is the new black. Let me know won't you.

My name is Rima. said...

Ilgiausiu Metu!

Have fun at the spa . . .

BTW, I love the Zoolander pic.

Not The Mama said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it's a great one.

Nancy said...

It's true .. life does begin at forty!

Happy Birthday.

slouching mom said...

Awesome! Hope it's a wonderful, wonderful day.

xxoo

Chag said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great weekend.

jen said...

friend,

you are a remarkable woman. mother, partner, friend, human.

knowing you has inspired me. your kinship has buoyed me. you give this wherever you go -

truly, we are all blessed for having you.

Happy, happy birthday, Jess.

Super B's Mom said...

HA! Happy Birthday you sexy mama! If I can look as young as you do at 40, I will be the shizzle.

Oh and you could SO take Hillary.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

I heard somewhere that all of our cells have regenerated within one year. We have brand spanking new cells every 365 days. So we're technically never older than one year old.

That sounds great but then why do i have gray hair and laugh lines, hmm?

Have a GREAT birthday!!!

hello insomnia said...

Have an awesome birthday and listen to a lot of UB40 because, um, you be 40!

Cherann said...

Tomorrow is the Princess' birthday too! Happy Birthday!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday!!

...great pics as always ;)

Shelli said...

haha!

Happy Birthday!

I'll be joining you soon (I turn 4-0 in 4 months).

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Happy Birthday and Welcome to the club.

We'll teach you the secret handshake tomorrow on "the day."

Thank goodness the hazing is over -- that was the first 39 years!

NoMommy said...

You make 40 look awesome!

Happy Birthday.

PT-LawMom said...

ROFL! Happy, happy birthday.

Em said...

You got it going on with that super model thing. Oh yea!

Happy Birthday.

WorksForMom said...

Happy Birthday - just think a day to be lavishly spoiled. Right? Right.

Tabba said...

Happy, Happy Birthday.

I think you'll totally rawk 40.

Enjoy the day. You deserve it.

I'm wondering though, will the might wind get mightier with each passing year?

Gwen said...

Holy crap, are those Hilary pics for real? She is way scarier than turning 40.

I mean: May you celebrate many more happy birthdays!

Magpie said...

Nah, you've been middle aged for years. The way I figure it, take a life of 75 and divide in three. That gets 0-25 as young, 25-50 as middle, and 50-75 as old.

No?

Well, happy birthday!

PunditMom said...

Welcome to the club, my sister! I'll toast you tonite. And based on those pictures, I think you could TOTALLY take Hillary!

Jenifer said...

Happy Big 40!!!
Wishing you the best birthday evah!

I'm pretty sure I just wet my pants.

Ally said...

Hope you have a great one, you Master of Photoshop Skillzzzzz!

Cathy said...

Happy birthday!

(love the photos -- hysterical)

Jackie said...

Happy happy birthday, Jessica. Hope your day is full of lots and lots of laughter and love.

Julie Pippert said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

I'm LOL so hard at you and Hilary side-by-side my bladder aches.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ALL THE JOY!

And SHEESH louise, how many times do I have to say it?

It's NOT A MIDLIFE CRISIS. It's an ADULT DEVELOPMENTAL LEAP. (And Slouching Mom has some real psychological term for it but that s apparently too technical for my brain these days.)

Julie
Using My Words

Jennifer said...

Hillary is going down, once you're in.

Happy, Happy Birthday! September birthday girls unite! (Mine was just two days ago, so we're almost like twins. Except, of course, I am nowhere near 40. Uh...37...*grin*)

Happy, Happy Day!

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Happy Birthday, Jess! You're gonna rock 40 like 40 has never been rocked before.

(and you have my vote over Hilary any day!)

mothergoosemouse said...

Happy birthday! Quite obviously, you've still got it goin' on.

Lisa Milton said...

Middle-aged and yet so cute.

Woohoo.

Have the most excellent day.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

OMG you are so funny!

I hope I look at hawt as you at 40 (me in two years...yep.)

Happy Happy Birthday and Much Joy and No Farts!!

Lotta said...

I adore your pictures. Too hilarious! 40? Can't believe it. I wish my ass was as hot as your ass!

slackermommy said...

Happy Birthday!

This was really frickin' funny! You had me laughing out loud and the baby is looking at me like I'm a freak of nature.

Thanks for the laughs!

K said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 39 last week, but I've been saying "I'm almost 40" for so long that it was really a bit of a let-down.

have a great birthday!

heather said...

Hope your birthday is fabulous!!!

imhelendt said...

Have a FABULOUS 4-0 with many more to come!

Serina Hope said...

I really think you should go for super model. Those hollow cheeks were impressive. Happy happy birthday.

acumamakiki said...

Happy birthday fellow 15th girl!! I hope you have a fantastic birthday weekend, I plan to. xo

Stepping Over the Junk said...

When I turn 40, I hope I can get some cleavage...it will take a run to Victoria's Secret, I think...Happy Birthday lady!

pinks & Blues Girls said...

Watch out - Hillary is going to eat you!!!!

Happy Birthday!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Beth the Sensible said...

Hey, look at us - we're almost twins! I turn the big four-oh on Monday!! Woohooo .... good times.

Biddy said...

40 and smokin hott my photoshop queen :-)

Blog Antagonist said...

Heh. I'm not far behind you babe. And you really are smokin hot. ;?)

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! Woo hoo!!

chilihead said...

That's pretty ballsy of you to put your face on Keira Knightly's body. LOL Bow Chicka Bow Bow!

Kidding! I just like embarrassing myself in front of you.

Happy Birthday!

FishyGirl said...

Happy Birthday, friend. May you have all of what you want and none of what you don't.

jakelliesmom said...

Age doesn't scare me one bit, and I hope that by the time I'm your age, I have made as many people laugh and think as you have! Enjoy.

(P.S. to Mayor and Rooster: it's your mommy's birthday, so please behave and give her lots of hugs & kisses.)

Kevin Charnas said...

You're only getting better, my friend.

Will and I are sending you every wonderful Happy Birthday wish imaginable...and a few spanking's on that fine ass.

Omaha Mama said...

Happy, happy!

So tell me, how do you really feel???

Love those photo shop skillz!

Dawn said...

There is no way are you 40!!! You look great! Have a happy, happy birthday!

LOVE, LOVE the pictures! You rock!
D

BethGo said...

OMG! Too funny. You just brightened my abysmal day.

Thanks.

BethGo said...

And Happy Birthday!!!

Shawn said...

lol -- Happy Birthday!

meno said...

Happy Birthday.

Tomorrow i turn 50, so qwitcher bitchin' young lady.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Supermodel. Definitely. Oh the cheekbones.

Happy Birthday to you. I'll drink a glass of wine or three in your honor.

Shannon said...

I would so vote for you! Finally, a candidate I can relate to! Happy birthday! (I turned 40 July 26. It's not too bad. Though if my husband doesn't quit talking about how old we are, I'm going to be forced to take drastic action upon him while he's sleeping. Speak for yourself, I keep saying. Because, me, I look around and I'm pretty sure all the rest of the 40 year olds look older than I do - except you, of course! My husband says I'm in denial - but what the H does he know, anyway, old fart.)

Virtualsprite said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday!

Love the photos, too!

MiniMarie said...

Happy Birthday Honey!

Bubblewench said...

I hope you have an awesome tiara and a really fuzzy boa!

Have a great birthday!

Mrs. Chicken said...

Can't stop laughing at those hilary photos - OMG.

And happy happy birthday, friend.

KC said...

Those pictures are fierce. You could so do super-modeling.

Happy Birthday, friend!

motherbumper said...

Super Model. Definitely super model. And wait for me b/c I'm graduating right behind ya'.

Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

Happy Birthday! Great photos!

furiousBall said...

As a drunken frat brother once said to me..."Happy Birthday up your butt"

he said up your butt to end everything...

his name... Al Gore.

the end of motherhood said...

I hope no one has said this already but there are waaaaay too many comments to check so:

Shut UP! You are a wee babe in the woods.

ImpostorMom said...

40 never looked better! or goofy-er!

Happy Birthday to one Virgo from another. (My birthday is Thursday.)
:)

Moppet's Mom said...

Happy Birthday, J!

If I say you're young at heart, it makes it sound like 40 is really old, which it isn't, but you are. Young at heart, I mean. A mere teenager! :-)

Rock the Cradle said...

Dude. I'm ALL about the sinister plot. Bring it on!

Have a diabolically delicious birthday, my dear!

Selfmademom said...

I'm like 90 zillion comments behind the ball here, but you look great and are hilarious, so who cares how old you are!? Have a good one.

Pgoodness said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Aliki2006 said...

Happy Birthday! Do ALL those things--it will be fabulous!

Shazia said...

Happy Birthday, Jessica. Have a glorious one!!!

cate said...

Happy early Birthday!

btw...you are one hawt lookin' almost 40 year old woman! seriously, you do NAT look your age!

Feral Mom said...

Lordy, lordy, you are 40. And yet you are a total MILF. It gives me hope. Hope you have a fantastic birthday!

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

Holy crap you have a lot of fans. Consider me #1009. Happy Birthday! Mine's on Monday - the big 3-1!

creative-type dad said...

40! WOW!!! That's like more than double my age!!!!

:)

Happy Birthday...!

flutter said...

You are a loon.

Happy Birthday, you.

Kristi said...

First of all, 107 COMMENTS? Helloooo Popular.

Second, your hair looks really cute in a bob.

Third, Happy Birthday. Have a good one. :)

Fourth, judging by those picture, I definitely need to party with you someday.

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday!! I've got the same number creeping up in a few weeks...BUT, I'll always be younger than you :)

Bon said...

oh happy happy day, and many joys.

Trenting said...

So you and genius boy share a birth date?! I knew I was infatuated with you for a reason :)

HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY LADY!!!!!

Mommy Bits said...

Love this post! Happy Birthday!

mamatulip said...

*snort* Great post.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Welcome to 40! It isn't so bad. Feels like 30 except I pee more often and need more naps.

Happy Birthday!

Sarcasm Abounds said...

happy birthday!

SA

Mama en Fuego said...

OH my GAWD!!!! My birthday is the 16th! No wonder I identify with you so well.

Happy Birthday Woman,you look great, who cares what the number is.

coffee queen said...

Happy birthday! 40 is just around the corner for this girl. You make it look good.

blooming desertpea said...

Way to go, girl! Welcome to the club! Hey, I promise you, it's a lot of fun ...

Nadine said...

LOL! That picture with Hilary. HILARIOUS.

Happy birthday!!

GHD said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm all for the sinister plotting. hehe

Grim Reality Girl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so glad you were born!

amyerj said...

Hope you're having a fantastic day!!!

The Holmes said...

Happy freakin birthday!

mcewen said...

Hope you have a great birthday bash to launch the new era.
Cheers

painted maypole said...

happy birthday! We are blessed by your presence in this world! :)

Mary Alice said...

Are you kidding? Mid-life crisis? That is something from the past when women had kids in their early 20s and then in their 40's they wondered what to do with themselves as that chapter of their lives closed. You, only a few years ago birthed kids and opened a whole new chapter of life. You already done had your mid-life Baby. Happy Birthday! Also you need two pieces of cake. I saw that photo of your freakishly skinny ass.

karrie said...

Happy Birthday!


(Now the flickr shot makes sense.)

kellyo75 said...

Have a wonderful birthday!! I am having one on Tuesday, but it;s th big 3-2!

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday, you Hottie McHott-Stuff!

katy said...

Oh to be 40 and have small children. I'm 40 and mine are almost grown up....Happy Birthday!

FENICLE said...

Oh come on! You're so 40 & FABULOUS!

FENICLE said...

Happy Birthday by the way!

Sayre said...

Whoo-hoo! 40's great! I remember it well...

Becky said...

Happy, happy!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Hippo's, birdies, two ewes!!!!
Forties are the best of years...


My son will be 25 on the 16th ...

I'll be fffffffforty seven on the 25th... yuk...
I'm closer to 50 than 40 .. boo hoo!

angela said...

I missed it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it was great.

I had no idea you were related to Hillary.

Beaman said...

Happy Birthday. :)

Greg said...

Happy Birthday! I hit 40 this October so I know how you feel !
Greg

Twisted Cinderella said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful one!

Redsy (formerly CrankMama) said...

Dude. I'll be 40 in 10 months and i'm already trembling with fear... thanks for making it look more terrifying than i could have ever imagined!

happy birthday

Damselfly said...

You should totally become a supermodel.

Happy, happy birthday!

Hol&J said...

Happy Birthday my fellow Virgo! I hope you had a great day yesterday.

SciFi Dad said...

(late to the party, but with an excuse... I was celebrating my father's birthday, which also was yesterday... that's pretty cool if you ask me)

Happy Birthday... I vote you celebrate with time travel. :)

Mandy said...

ohh, I missed it! Sorry, but hope you had fantastic day! Welcome to the 40s!

Jo Beaufoix said...

This is hilarious.
Happy Birthday.

:D

Grendel said...

Congratulations
Gx

Heather B. said...

I'm always shocked as hell when people say that their turning 40 because 99% of the time my ballpark age for that person is like 33.

Hope you had a splendid birthday!

Kerry said...

Happy Birthday!!

Such expressions... love them!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Happy birthday sista, I am trailing right behind you!!!

Hope you had a great day!

And P.S. you are hularious!

Major Bedhead said...

So late to the party, as usual. Happy birthday!