Monday, June 19, 2006

40-FORTY-the big FOUR-O

did I correctly convey what I'm trying to say? I shall, not too far down the road, be FORTY.

Now, I wouldn't mind this so much if it didn't mean some things have fallen by the wayside. Like my patience--see yesterday's horribly angry blog. LOL

My hair--is falling OUT. Yes, the top where my scalp shows is decidedly thinner.

My hands, anskles, wrists, knees and other various spots on my back ACHE and SWELL. I did some really stupidly over achiever things as a kid. I now pay for them daily. Yay, me.

I could nap--like a LOT.

And, drum roll please, That pic I'm sharing with you... This, to me, epitomized my growing older. Mock if you wish. I can take it. Cuz I'm almost FORTY and we almost FORTY people will openly mock right back. LOLLOL

Know what the worst thing about this is? They're BI-FOCALS. Because not only do I have trouble with far away vision, but up close too.

Nice, huh?

So, the pic above is me and my new ball and chain. I look like a dork. And do note--I have no makeup on. If you ever wanted to take a potshot at me, now's yer shot. LOLLOLLOL

Dakota--the four-eyed :)


  • At 1:39 AM, Blogger Jaynie R said…

    oh shut up, you still look fabulous and even thought you're NINE years older than me, you still look younger damnit.

    *goes to look for hair dye*

  • At 5:19 AM, Blogger Jade James Truth or Dare said…

    I'll be 30 on the 26th. I'm feeling a little weird LOL. Yeah yeah people will be saying your a "baby". Well I don't feel like one, could be because my 3 and 6 year olds, tend to drive me insane... LOL. Pass that hair dye Jaynie, I too need to cover up.

    Well you look awesome at 40. Trust me, I've seen some busted up chicks in New York at 40. LOL. And you look great! Here's to hoping I look just as good as you do when I get there. :-)

  • At 5:56 AM, Blogger Bonita said…

    You look darling in the glasses and just as good at 40 that you looked before. I am knocking on 50's door (1 year and 1 and 1/2 months from now -- LOL), but believe me, I never looked that good even at 20 or 30.

  • At 8:15 AM, Blogger Anne said…

    I normally just lurk here, but I had to come out and say: I think you look great. I saw your pics from Tom Jones and you look fabulous. 40 isn't bad for you, and I honestly don't think 50 will be either. Just take it as it comes and grow old gracefully... you're doing great so far. : )

  • At 8:16 AM, Anonymous Tori Lennox said…

    I think you look darling. Wish I'd looked as good when I hit 40. Wish it even more now that I'm about to hit 45. :)

    (And I hate my bifocals with a passion!)

  • At 9:44 AM, Blogger Shiloh Walker said…

    i think you look wunnerful, Dakota.

    I'm turning thirty in about three weeks and my DH kept telling me when I hit thirty I would understand why he was griping about it.

    nah... so long as I get pressies, i don't care.

    Have a good birthday when it comes and your glasses are adorable.

  • At 10:03 AM, Blogger Dakota Cassidy said…

    Jaynie, if you saw the wrinkles around my eyes, you'd beg to differ. LMAO

    Jade, thanks ever so much! I'm an old New Yorker. Came from upstate--Putnam County :)

    B/C, who loves you? LOL

    Anne--well, come post more oft. I'd love to hear from ya and THANK YOU :)

    Torri--waving! and thank you, but I dunno how I feel about those glasses...

    Shi--cookie, sugar plum. Shaddup--30 is like 12 these days. LOL And YAHOOOOOOOOOO on da baby, love. Many, many blessings :)


  • At 11:06 AM, Blogger Maura said…

    Umm - no sympathy here. First of all I'm 42, second of all you're way cuter than I am ANYWAY!

    And the glasses are cute!

  • At 12:24 PM, Blogger Dakota Cassidy said…

    puuuuuleeease, M. I'm not cute--I'm a D.O.R.K. LOL

    DC :)

  • At 12:28 PM, Blogger kinky courtesan said…

    i too like the glasses.... and about the bifocals.... i had a friend who had bifocals at 17! so... bifocals has nothing to do with age.... its just your a book person and your eye lenses can't round out or flatten up the way they are supposed too. Now as for forty... I don't know the 40 age mark... heck i'm only 19!... but personally... i think your cuter than me.... I have hip problems so theres another thing that isn't with age... so ha! forty isn't so big a deal.... you definitely do not look it so keep acting 20 or 30 (which ever you liked better) and those who don't know you will thing your 20 or 30! O yeah... happy birthday!

  • At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You're almost 40? No WAy!

    But you luuke Faaabulous! *ggg* And honney, wait til you're almost 50! My stars now I know what gravity can do! Ack! So enjoy your 40's! Mine, even with laugh lines and wierd aches and pains, have been the BEST! :D

    Ok now that's out of the way, HEY I know you! ;-) Wish there had been more time to socialize at RT with you and Isy and Michelle, but yikes I am right up there with ya on the swollen ankles and too pooped to play all night anymore!

    hmmm Tom Jones eh? It's that Welsh thang. But really, what's next? Barry Manilow?

    LOL ;-)

  • At 12:34 PM, Blogger Dakota Cassidy said…

    You know me? How unfair that I didn't meet you at RT. Did you come and say Hola to me?

    ANd yes, big sob, I'm forty in Sept. Aks Jaynie, she does a hella countdown on her newsletter all in my forty-ish honor. LOLLOL

    And, yes, yes, yes--Barry is next. LMAO

    And, Harlot--I caaaaaan't hear you when you say you're 19. LMAO. Thanks, sweetie :)

    Dakota :)

  • At 1:14 PM, Blogger kinky courtesan said…

    haha i wish i was harlot.... although i did wander over from the book bitches! haha

  • At 1:23 PM, Blogger Dakota Cassidy said…

    OMG--Kink--I called yoiu Harlot. My sincerest apologies. Not that Harlot should be apologized for, cuz she's da bomb. However, I goofed.

    Color me stooopid. LOL

    DC :)

  • At 4:39 PM, Blogger Harlot said…

    Oh please, Dakota, you're a babe! Besides it is said that a woman reaches her sexual peak in her 40s. You should be celebrating!

    *cough* Good luck to R really. *cough* He should be preparing by now. :P

  • At 11:15 PM, Blogger Sam said…

    Happy FORTY!!!!
    You're stunning and nice and funny - and turning forty won't change that.
    Now fifty - that's another thing...

    SAm (who needs bifocals too but is too damn proud (and cheap) to go get some, lol!

  • At 12:20 AM, Blogger Michelle B said…

    I always say age is just a number, but I know hitting those milestones can feel daunting. I join Shi and Jade in turning 30 this year, but I still have a few months to go (til the beginning of October!)

    Part of what makes me feel "old" is being around the kids I tutor (from 11 to 18 years old). It is nice when they tell me I don't look as old as I am (though they still think I'm old LOL).

    As everyone said, ya look fantastic Dakota. I think you should just go out wearing something that says "40 and Proud of It!" once the big event occurs. Think of all the great things you've done in your 40 years. Isn't it worth it?

  • At 12:40 AM, Blogger Dakota Cassidy said…

    LOL, ladies--thanks for the boost to my old ego. I appreciate it and I have to say, in all honesty, I'm MUCH happier at 40 than I ever was at 30 :)

    Hugs and sloppy kisses,
    DC :)

  • At 8:35 AM, Blogger Daun Ann said…

    'Kota, I'll be 39 in November. I have 90% SILVER hair, alot more than when you saw me at RT '05 in St. Louis. Won't cover it, if I do my hair stylist will disown me and after about 2 weeks I miss my silver.

    My 12 year old had a science project to see what she'd look like when she got older, her class didn't believe that her mom had Silver hair until they saw me.

    I had been in glasses since I was in 1st grade, had bi-focals when I was 18, only needed them for about a year. Had to have the lasik surgery 7 years ago because they couldn't make glasses strong enough for me to be legal to drive.

    Getting to the point. YOU STILL LOOK BETTER THAN ME!!! Beeauutttch. LOL

  • At 9:17 AM, Blogger Paige Burns said…

    Funny, my first thought when I saw the pic was how beautiful you were and how cute you looked in the glasses. I'm creeping up behind you babe so I know the feeling, but you're beautiful, inside and out!

  • At 10:42 AM, Blogger Dakota Cassidy said…

    Aw, Daun and Paige, thank you!

    Dakota :)

  • At 2:43 AM, Anonymous Paula said…

    Now I couldn't let this blog go without a comment...LOL

    DC, honey, I have nearly a decade on you, and my 49th b-day arrives in mere weeks.

    40 is sooooo much better than 30. The kids are older, the lives are more settled, the sex is hotter - everything.

    As for the specs - so what? They make you look serious. It will impress agents and publisher types when you wow them with your prose.

    I have had bi-focals for several years, but not for reading - for the danged computer at work. I need specs to drive and to see the screen, but still have to whip off my glasses to read - go figure.

    You will look great when you are 60.

  • At 8:31 AM, Blogger Daun Ann said…

    You think you can take a picture of you in your glasses and SMILING so we can change your friggin picture on the Blog????

  • At 9:28 AM, Blogger Dakota Cassidy said…

    LOLLOL--Daun, you and I are the ONLY people in the history of this blog who hate that pic :) Everyone else likes it. Sigh.

    P--who would know you were almost 50? Not me, that's for sure :)


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