Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Big 40


Last week I turned 40 years old, Thursday to be precise. I'd thought about how to celebrate this for a while, and decided I wanted to have a party. So, have a party we did. I don't often consider myself a popular person, as most of the time I'm an introvert and don't easily insert myself into social situations. Yet ironically, I love gatherings. But I certainly felt quite popular on Saturday and was extremely pleased to be surrounded by friends and family who came from both near and also much farther than I ever would have imagined. We had a great time, spun yarns about the old days, caught up on what is happening in the current, stayed up too late and enjoyed each other's company. I'm not completely deluding myself, free food and beer is a big draw, but it was great to see every single person there even if I didn't get a chance to chat with half of you as much as I would have liked, and talked to less than half of you twice as much as you deserved. A big heartfelt thanks to everybody who came out and made this a great party!

7 comments:

jim w said...

40? You look younger.

Congrats.

Apertome said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like a good time.

Snakebite said...

Happy belated. Did you get a tattoo to celebrate???

Mom said...

Pete, it was so much fun to be able to celebrate with you and your friends--I like them a lot! Long-time friends are great treasures--you're lucky to have so many.

Tex69 said...

Hey, you 1/2 year older than I am! Glad somebody is, although I'm pretty sure you feel younger than my ankle and knee.

Congrats!

KM said...

Belated happy birthday Pete!

Anonymous said...

Haven't read your blog in awhile, but that face on your cake...it looks like a skeleton...hmmm