Monday, June 8

So I enter the Lent of my midlife (so let's party)

In forty days I will be forty.

I find this astounding considering I thought I'd be dead by thirty. Lord knows I certainly don't trust anyone over thirty but yet here I am, forty days to forty.

When I was born, my sister took one look at me and screamed. Apparently she was watching the very first episode of Star Trek right before being brought over to the hospital to meet her new little sister and she was convinced I was a Talosian.

It pains me that I know the name of that alien race.

And just to be clear: I'm not Talosian.

Anyhow, yes I was one of those newborns that elicited the response "that's some baby". To add to the beauty I had hip dysplasia and was bound with bandages forever and day which I'm sure won me lots of favour with my parents who now had three under five. Nothing beats changing cloth diapers on a baby that needs to also be bound up like a mummy twenty-four-seven.

So here I am, not exactly sure about how I feel about being forty in forty days but I figure if I just keep pounding on this keyboard, I might just figure it out.

Oh and did I mention a party? OH YES I DID. In approximately forty-five days I will be one of the lucky hostesses with the mostestes at THE PEOPLE'S PARTY taking place in Chicago the night before BlogHer09 (which is almost as exciting as the night before Christmas)(almost)(okay, more so) and you are ALL invited.

So click on the badge and let us know if you are going because seriously, the only requirement to get into our party is play nice (not a requirement) and be people (also, not a real requirement.)

The People's Party 2009
open-invite pre-BlogHer party
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Sheraton Chicago X ("Ten")

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Adventures In Babywearing said...

I'll be there- and I can not believe you will be forty soon. There must be some mistake. You look so much younger- and doesn't that matter more than a number?

What would you like for your birthday?


Anonymous said...

Dude, I think I have the same birthday as you! Although I will only be a mere 32. And I can attest from meeting you three times now you are rocking 40 - you look awesome.
I'll be buying you a birthday drink at People's Party of yours... see you there :-)

Anonymous said...

So... the whole "wrapped in bandages" thing? You're past that now?

Ali said...

hottest almost 40-year-old ever.
even if you WERE wrapped in bandages as a child.

that is all.

kgirl said...

Most smokinest almost fortyest I know.
And I SO wish I were coming to your party!

for a different kind of girl said...

To paraphrase Will Smith, who annoys the hell out of me, but I'll look past that for you, you make almost 40 look good! How I wish I could go to BlogHer and attend that party. I'd buy you a drink or two, which is a nice benefit of being doubly legal.

Mayberry said...

I am so going to be there and rub up against your 40ness in person.

Elisa said...

My flight lands at 8.30, so I don't think I'll be able to make it before 10 or so, but I'd love to come!!

Michelle said...

I really wanted to go!!!

Mandy said...

Will see you there (will you hide in the plants) and hippo birdie ewe ewe in 40 days.

daysgoby said...

Katie, your nose is gonna grow....
Well, hon, if this is true (and...really???) you make forty look stylish and funky and fun.

And I'm pea green with envy about the pre-party. How cool!

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

I totally do not believe this 40 stuff. For real. You are far too hot to be even 30. You're freaking me out.

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

You know I'll be there. I'll be the one with the open palm waiting to give you 40 spanks for 40 years. Oh yeah.

(For the record, don't believe this woman. There is no possible way she is almost 40 years old. 28, maybe. She just wants to seem mature, which she is in no way, shape or form.)


Jana said...

You will rock 40 like its never been rocked.

mamatulip said...

Christ, I wish I could be at that party.

Kyla said...

Well damn. I just keep getting sadder and sadder about this BlogHer business! Stupid medical aspirations...WHY?!