Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday 40 & Da Count

FRIDAY 40

I've driven the length of Interstate 40 from California to North Carolina.
I've used WD-40 to unstick things.
Sometimes I need to catch 40 winks.
I've read Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves
I'm glad I'm not 40 weeks pregnant.





DA COUNT


Gman, Susie, and Mona have been alerting people that Sunday is my 40th birthday. I guess the cat is out of the bag. Coopernicus sent me this for my birthday. Woohoo! I am counting such sweet friends. Sunday also happens to be the third blogiversary of House of Lime (Yep, I gave it to myself as a present 3 years ago.) so I am counting all of you who make it so much fun to spend time here. Thanks to one and all.


Cracks about impending decrepitude or trivia about the number 40 or life at 40 are welcome.

I'll be out most of today and tomorrow but I will do my best to get around and thank everyone over the weekend. Here's Dave Matthews performing #40.


44 comments:

Polt said...

Yeah, I found out from G-Man! :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!!!

40 ain't so bad. I was where you are just last November. I survived. Good friends, funny toddlers and a deliciuos meal helped me make it through. :)

You're only as old as you feel..and I mean how you feel mentally, not how old you feel when you try to get out of bed first thing in the morning...oy...

Big birthday HUGS....

witnessing am i said...

Happy Birthday, Ms Lime. I hope your day (and year and life) are filled with love and happiness and all the good stuff you so richly deserve.

Let the world come to you today.

Happy Birthday!!

Desmond Jones said...

Well, they say life begins at 40.

I don't know about that, but my life got a WHOLE lot more, uh, 'interesting' once I turned 40. . .

Kathryn said...

Woohoo!!!!! It's party time! I'll have a few drinks in your honor this weekend and say a toast to you!
Have a wonderful 40th birthday!!!

Cocotte said...

40 is the new 20, right? Have a blessed birthday!
(and I love DMB!)

NYD said...

Have a happy and boisterous birthday!

40 ain't so bad. If ya tell folks yer eight years older than you really are you will get tons of compliments, sometimes...

Mona said...

Yaay! for Forty. Forty rocks! Forty is sexy & forty is not pregnant! YAAAYYYY!!!

Have a wonderful birthday Lime! :) :)

VE said...

You know...forty is the medieval 120!!! Good luck with that! ;)

Seriously, I'm going to have to really embarass you on Sunday...

S said...

40 is the new 30, baby! Don't worry, the 40's rock, trust me.

Now I guess I didnt realize it was "that" birthday, but now that I do.....wowwwwww, I'm only 8 years older than you, not 10, yay!

:P

Have a lovely lovely birthday Lime!

Mojo said...

You were in North Carolina and didn't stop by to see me?? Hmpf! Guess I see where I rank in the food chain!

But anyway, I'll be sure to have cake for ya at my place on Sunday... come on by and mingle, okay?

And I know a 48-year-old you can feel... 25-year-old guys... they're mostly emotional 'tards anyway. I know... I used to be one.

PS: Ever listen to Mozart's Symphony No. 40?

Craver Vii said...

40? The good life is just starting, Kiddo! I think I'll go to Starbucks and raise a toast with one of them smoothie drinks in your honor.

ttfootball said...

HI!! its been SO long since I'v been on here. Glad I came back in time to wish you a

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !!!!

Hope u have a great day =)

Akelamalu said...

Yep G-man let the world and his wife know it's your birthday but he didn't say it coincides with your blogversary too!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND BLOGVERSARY FOR SUNDAY. I hope you have a really special day. :)

BTW Great 55!

snowelf said...

Ah-HA!
You just gave me an idea...

Happy Birthday Lime!! :)

--snow

furiousBall said...

hey happy birthday!

the only thing worse than being 40 weeks pregnant is being 41 weeks pregnant

74WIXYgrad said...

No rude old person comments from this corner. In 20 days I turn 53, and there are only two interstate highways I have traveled the entire length of- 71 and 77, so I will have to wait a few years to make any boast like yours.

Life begins at 40.

Happy birthday.

Cheesy said...

Ahhhh to be 40 again... enjoy it- these years are UNREAL!!!

I have an urge to go bake a cake- I'll fax you a BIG piece!

Toasting to 40 more years of juicy citrus humor and thoughts~~

Suldog said...

Well, a 40-year-old lime would pretty much have to have a few wrinkles, I would guess. Of course, I'm a 51-year-old dog, so feel free to crack back about mange, toothlessness, fleas, or whatever.

Happy Birthday, Lime! Many, many more, God willing!

lecram said...

A very Happy Birthday for Sunday, Lime! 40? No way!

Perhaps it would be a perfect day to activate that "thingy"... you know, that one. ::wink::

Feel free to email me and I'll be happy to talk you through it over the phone to activate it.

Cheers!

ciara said...

happy birthday and blogoversary, lime! hope you have the best day ever! 40 is a cool age :)

when i turned 40 it was no big deal..i didn't even feel old lol

Balou said...

Happy 40th Lime!! I loved turning 40. It made me sassier. A sassier Lime? Watch out world! :) Have a great one. I'm glad you gave yourself a blog 3 years ago. You gave us all a gift too. Thanks.

Kaknu said...

Happy birthday - I found out from G-man. :)

My "mother-in-law", which I write in quotes because I'm not actually married, is 65 and seemed much younger to me. She looks more or less her age but something seemed young about her. I finally figured it out and told her in our following conversation. I knew what it was...

She doesn’t wear elastic-waist pants.

Now you know the secret to youth. ;-)

Lulda Casadaga said...

Happy 4oth Birthday Lime and Happy Blogversary too! Ahh, 40 is a breeze...you know 30 killed me more. Now, I'm 50 something but could still pass for 40 something! :D

I guess it will only be a problem when I'm 80 and can pass for 70ish...ha! No more cougar...just an ancient dinosaur.

Have fun and I'll toast to you tomorrow when I'm with my wino friends.

BTExpress said...

Well then HAPPY BIRTHDAY kiddo!

Did you know that the European Common Toad has a life span of 40 years? So look at the bright side. You'll out live all the toads.

javajazz said...

have wonderfully decadent
happy 40th birthday celebration
Lime! you deserve all the best,
and more...! xo lisa

DianeCA said...

Believe it or not you will survive. I celebrated my 40th with a big ol party to ease the pain. Happy birthday a little in advance, and by the way I sure am glad I am not 40 weeks pregnant too!!!!

Missy said...

Forty looks good on you!!! Like a fine wine you've aged well. Congrats kiddo.

~Tim said...

Happy days! I'm sending you a virtual cake with virtual trick candles that you can't blow out. (Of course, at your age you probably couldn't blow out regular virtual candles [smirk].)

Devotee said...

As long as you're still trying to decide whether or not to grow up, you're the perfect age.

If you're sure you're already grown up, it means you're either too young or too old to be any real fun ...

Moosekahl said...

Ohhh!!! A special birthday this weekend! Have a fabulous weekend!

Jocelyn said...

Oh, dearling, and don't you deserve exactly 40 comments on this post?

Happy, happy day to you. May yours make you feel as beloved as you are.

G-Man said...

Happy Birthday Michelle....xox

SignGurl said...

I'm right behind you taking up the rear. I know that we are only better now than we were 20 years ago.

Happy Birthday, Michelle!

rose_michelle said...

Happy birthday Lime!

Mojo said...

Whew!

Okay I've just made the rounds of the 55'ers, and I'm hoping some of them will come along and sign your card...

Happy Birthday!

I have cake!

Mona said...

Happy birthday to you! dearest Lime!

(((((LIME)))))

Cosima said...

A wonderful and very happy birthday, Lime! I wish you lots of laughter and happiness on your big day and beyond!

Rob said...

Happy birthday my friend -- Forty and FABULOUS!!!

Now about that birthday spanking... ;-)

Fred said...

I'm going to comment twice....

Fred said...

...so I can be the 40th one here.

Seamus said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!!!!

You've got a couple of more years until decrepitude!

(M)ary said...

Happy Birtday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday, dearest Michelle, Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

Well, belated because I didn't get my butt here last week.

Welcome to the best years of your life (-:

Casdok said...

Many happy returns!! :)

Fortress Guinness said...

aaawwww jeez...!!! i havent been online for days and i go and miss your birthday...???!!! bah...!!! hope you had a great day anyway Lime and hope your 40's are as naughty as mine have been...!!! heheheh ;) xxx