"One of the more under-reported sociological trends of the new millennium -- thanks on one hand to the baby-boomer generation continuing to insist that the cultural zeitgeist is All About Them and on the other to the mainstream media's obsession with all things young 'n' kicky even when that only means coverage of whomever Paris Hilton is dating this week -- is that Generation X has started shifting quietly into middle age. Along with the increasing use of former signature slacker-era tunes in TV ads and the steadily escalating number of college radio and alternative rock mainstays hitting the reunion tour and remastered anniversary reissue (with bonus tracks!) circuit, the latest evidence comes from how many indie rockers have started making children's albums."Ouch. Well, Happy 40th Birthday, Love! You look better than ever and I love you just as much!! (I'm a couple days late posting this -- we celebrated on Thursday.)
Half of our friends and I turned 35 this year (or last, or will next year). The other half turned 40-something (or will soon). If this is middle age, it's really not so bad! :)
Scott and our two older boys left this morning at 4 a.m. to spend the day fishing in the Southern Sierras -- his new "mid-life" hobby. His birthday gift of choice -- a new flyrod he's going to build himself. Isn't that way better than running out and buying a new red sportscar?! (I can't even imagine him doing such a thing.)
Littlest and I miss them already, but I know they're having a great time up by a creek somewhere. Scott took my camera, so hopefully I'll have some great photos to share with you tomorrow!