The Really BIG 5-0 (and there ain’t no Hawaii in there either!)

You may have  heard that I’ll be 50 soon (read about it here) because apparently I talk about it pretty damn often (and AGAIN, you can read about it here).  Geez, you’d think I was obsessed or something.

Ok, maybe I am, just a little.  I’ve said many times that it doesn’t bother me that I’ll be turning 50 soon (in 197 days, 11 hours and 50 minutes…but really, who’s counting?), but I have been thinking a lot more about it lately.

40 was really no big deal ~ I threw myself a party, had a cake that said “Happy Birthday to Me” and had a really good time with some great friends.  I had started saying I was 40 in January of that year so by the time it rolled around, I was used to it.  Everyone said turning the BIG 4-0 was the toughest, but honestly?  Didn’t bother me at all.

But the GREAT BIG GIGANTIC HONKIN’ 50?  Now, that one….I gotta work on my mindset for that one.

I’ll start saying “I’m 50” now, so I can get used to it!

Half a century.  Mid Life (only if I live to be 100!).  AARP (dammit).  Senior Citizen (close enough!).  Oh yea…I totally need some new, hip, young, fascinating, fabulous, quirky, cool and chic labels.  I’ll start working on those very soon.

And with this looming milestone, I’ve written about my bucket list (link above – for the love of scooters, again?), the fact that I’m totally gray but still wear lots of pink, and a letter to my younger self just in case all that crap about time travel turns out to be real.

But what I’d really like to do for my 50th year on this planet is something just for me. I’ve thought about a weekend trip, but that seems too normal.  I’ve thought about a long trip somewhere we’ve never been, but that’s not really super special either (Gee, I sound a tad bit selfish here, huh?).   Dinner?  Oh that’s a given.  And it’d better be my favorite foods in the whole world followed by marvelous margaritas.  Jewelry?  Nah, got plenty (Hey, if you see Mac, just don’t mention this particular fact to him, okay?)

I’ve been thinking about decided that I want to get another tattoo…on my wrist so I can see it and be reminded of it every day.

For those of you with multiple tattoos, you’re probably thinking “Big freakin’ deal…do it already!”.  But this is a big deal to me so I want to make absolutely sure that what I get will be something I absolutely love ~ forever!

So, I’ll create an album on my Facebook page, find really cool tattoos and put them there.  I don’t want something too elaborate and I love girly stuff (you know, butterflies, flowers, fairy dust and swirls) so I’ll be looking for ones along those lines.  Please join me in searching for my perfect tattoo ~ leave pics on my Facebook wall and tell me it’s my birthday tattoo idea from  you ~ I can’t wait to see what you suggest!

Carry on!


  1. Just remember that 50 is the new 40 so you will be turning 40 again! 🙂
    I got 3 tattoos myself and may get another one this summer cause my oldest will be 20 and she wants one as well. I have a small blue peace bird, a half moon w/ a butterfly, and a smiling sun. But after 9/11 I had an American flag put behind my peace bird. Wish I had pics of them, maybe this week I’ll get some taken and posted…


  2. That sounds like an awesome idea! I have been wanting a new one for a while so I feel the urge too. My mom and I got tattoos last year, she turned 50 and I turned 25. It was a great experience. I will be on the lookout for you, along with all your other followers I’m sure. Can’t wait to see what you decide on!


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