44… yes that is right 44, I turned 44 last week. When did that happened? The last time I looked I was only 33 and having a sneaky 30ish birthday party in Sydney with some amazing people! Now I’m 44, I know I keep saying it, but I just can’t quite believe it, AND I really don’t have any excuses that other friends seem to have like, I got married, I had kids… nope no sleep deprivation here! My life just seemed to happen without me! 🙂
You see dear friends, I don’t feel 44, but then how is 44 suppose to feel? I think I’m still cool. I’m sure that when I’m 66 I will still feel cool, but won’t be! I think that fact that I am say and using the word COOL makes me sort of not cool. HA!
I am of the generation that grew up with tapes and our version of downloading and pirating songs or movies, was to sit up and press record on the tape player when your favourite song was on the radio, (you had to start and stop at just the right moment so you didn’t get any talking or ads) so you could make a mixed tape to play without ads at a party or just in your bedroom… No iTunes playlists here. 🙂 The same things with movies… I often watched movies and taped them, stopping and starting so I could then watch it through without adds.
But you see, being 44 is really great for many of reason, because even though I went through all that, I am still young enough to get all the new technology, actually use it and love it! I’m no techno genius by any standards, but I’m not afraid of diving in and seeing what happens. I think 70’s kids sort of got the best of both worlds. We grew up knowing all the things I have talked about, but we have also embraced the changes in technology (well some of us are still reluctant) I mean we all had to swapped from Tape to CD and Video to DVD and now to iTunes and downloading movies instead of hiring them from the Video shop (I must confess I still buy hard copies of all my CD’s and DVD’s) that all took a lot of energy!
Honestly, I really don’t think it matters how old you are as long as you are enjoying life, having fun and caring for people. The most important things in my life are not things… They are my family, my friends, my health and my God. So really I couldn’t ask for anything more… (although I would really like to go to New York… so that would be great if someone could arrange that, oh and to sit on a beach in Fiji would be nice too LOL!).
Back to my 44th Birthday. I started with a few glasses of my favourite champagne (Veuve) while I was getting ready, which is always a nice way to start!
Then to start off a wonderful weekend of eating, I was join by a group of my Gold Coast Girl friends at Vintage Velvet… I will do a post on that later!
It was a wonderful atmosphere, fantastic food, the drinks where over priced, but I didn’t care because I wasn’t paying for them! LOL!
Then on Sunday I went for a quiet one at Vikings at Currumbin and had the best value for money seafood platter for 2 I have ever eaten (sorry I was so excited when it came I forgot to take a photo).
It has a fantastic view and it is really good value for money, pub food, but you do have to book if you want a good table, or even if you don’t!
I have had many different birthdays in my time, but the best has to be my 40th, which kind of last for 40 days. The very first get together I had, was exactly 40 days from the last! I didn’t plan it that way, it just happened. So I was very, very reserved this year with only 2 functions for my birthday! I’m 45 next year so I might have to at least plan a week of celebrations! I always prefer a lot of smaller gatherings rather than 1 big one as I find with smaller you get to have proper conversations!
So dear readers, what do you do for your birthday? Ignore or Celebrate? What is your favourite thing to do on your special day! Please let me know I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for listening!