Been there done that.
I'm not sure what happened but in less than *gulp* 5 years I am going to be 60!
How is that possible?
What do you mean YOU can't believe it?
How do you think I feel?
I don't look a day over 50 either.
Ok, you have to squint, but I'm not THAT bad.
As Joan Rivers says, "Looking 50 is great....when you're 60."
I don't mind getting older as such.
It's preferable to the alternative right?
Don't think of me as old.
Think of Oprah or Annie Lennox, or Sharon Osbourne.
Meredith Viera, Whoopi Goldberg.
We're all the same age give or take a year or so in either direction.
You don't think OLD when you think of them.
What Mark is saying in his post is that his coworker has challenged him to do 50 new things as he turns 50.
She says it's a must.
She says '40 new things when you're 40 and 50 new things when you're 50'.
These must be completely new things, as in you've never been there or done 'em before and you have to do them in the year you turn 50 or, in my case 60.
I think I like the sound of this.
If 50 is the new 40 then obviously 60 is the new 50.
So technically I'm not getting older, just better.
There's a snag.
I can't think of anything.
I need some inspiration.
Something to work towards.
I know, you'll still be just a whippersnapper; a mere slip of a thing in 2014..
You won't be able to relate to me, a 60 year old woman, so that's why I'm asking you NOW!
I need 60 things.
Rule out posing nude for Playboy or trying out for American Idol.
Or Britain's Got Talent.
But perhaps Survivor.
Or the Amazing Race.
Climb a mountain?
Run a marathon?