"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I know I probably haven't mentioned this yet but....

......TODAY is my birthday! LOL!
I know that on many different blogs I've read 40 things about the person or 40 things that they like but I'm going to be a little different. Shocker, I know!

I'm going to tell you 40 things I WON'T do, now that I'm 40!
I guess this could be the opposite of a bucket list! LOL!
Here they are in no particular order!
  1. Bungee Jump
  2. Sky Dive
  3. Become a Race Car Driver
  4. Prepare for a Triathlon
  5. Lose 20lbs. *sigh*
  6. Stop Eating Chocolate
  7. Stop Drinking Coffee
  8. Lick the Bottom of my Shoe
  9. Shave my Head
  10. Have 10 more children
  11. Dye my hair purple
  12. Learn to play the Tuba
  13. Carve a bust of myself out of a palm tree
  14. Eat Pickled Pigs Feet
  15. Learn to say the alphabet backwards really fast
  16. Start liking Spiders
  17. Get a Pet Snake
  18. Become an Aerobics instructor
  19. Eat Liver and Onions
  20. Build a replica of the Eiffel Tower out of toothpicks
  21. Be the Opening Act for Tim Hawkins
  22. Pantomime on the Streets of New York City
  23. Change the light bulbs on the marquee of a Broadway show.
  24. Become a Bus Driver
  25. Open a Day Care
  26. Kiss an alligator
  27. Eat lunch on a Subway Train
  28. Sail across the Atlantic ocean in a pontoon boat.
  29. Camp in a tent
  30. Sleep without my body pillows
  31. Act my age
  32. Draw chalk outlines of a body in front of our house to freak people out.
  33. Stand out in the front lawn and wave to everyone that drives by. (Wait that sounds kind of fun!)
  34. Become a Bounty Hunter
  35. Inherit a million dollars
  36. Watch paint dry
  37. Bob for apples (That's just gross people! I'll give you a minute to think about why!)
  38. Take a class in origami
  39. Smell socks to see if they're clean
  40. Ever have another 40th birthday in my life!

What won't you do now that you're older?

Thank you for stopping by!

P.S. I'd like to give a shout out to 2 of my fellow blogging friends because I get to share this special day with them. Happy Birthday to Mimi and Cora!!



  1. Happy Birthday Kim! You look great! I hope you are spoiled rotten!

  2. I'm not so sure. I think #21 is VERY doable for you!! On all the others.....I'm with you!!!

    HAPPY # 40 !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love ya,

  3. Happy, happy birthday girlie! I hope your day is filled to overflowing with absolute joy!

  4. Kim..LOL.. I can relate to your entire list and then some. I'm a few years past the big 4-0 and I can add a couple items I know I'll never do now...

    1. wear a tube top
    2. sprint and jump hurdles (old highschool stuff)
    3. hear comments about how beautiful my children are when I am out with a friend's children... Now it's.. "your GRANDCHILDREN are adorable".... How rude!
    4. cut my hair in a mullet again (stinkin 80's and pictures as proof... yikes)
    5. wear short, shorts or skirts
    6. wear high heels everywhere I go (bring on the flip flops)

    well, my list could go on and on.. but I'll spare you since this is a little depressing... :-)


  5. Hmm....interesting list! See, I've been "40" for a few years now, and I seem to think that the older I get, the *bolder* I get!

    Kind of like Granny in "Hoodwinked"....

    "Bring it, honey!"




    Maria :)

  6. Something close to number 32 is on my agenda this year. We thought it'd be fun to see our neighors come home from vacation to a house wrapped in crime tape.

    It's my husband's idea. But I like it. Lol!

    Did you ever draw a chalk body, btw? You know, I can see it...

  7. Happy Birthday! Amen to #31!

  8. Happy 40th Birthday Kim! You look fantastic!


  9. What a fun post! Happy birthday, Kim! I won't do most of those either especially anything with heights, snakes, or spiders. Definitely not giving up chocolate or coffee! :D Have a great day!!

  10. All I can say is....I love ya chick!!! But I believe after writing some of these your thinking if a few of them are doable....LOL

  11. Happy Birthday!!!
    So if you are not going to do any of those things, does that mean that you have actually done any in the past?

  12. Happy Birthday Kim. I love it that we share the same day!!
    Thanks for the laughs of the "I won't do's" I'm with you on most all of those!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  13. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Kiiiiiiiim
    Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuu!!

    Pray you have a wonderful day :0)
    Now I am off to catch up on your party !!! Looks like it was a BLAST!!

  14. oh ya...... so glad to know
    there will be no pickled pigs feet in your future! ;)

  15. Happy birthday Kim. You do look wonderful!

    What won't I do? Well, I won't grow-up and act my age. I shall be eternally young-at-heart and always embarassing to my kids!

  16. Happy Birthday! What a great non bucket list.

  17. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a fantastically blessed day!!!!

  18. Happy birthday! Three cheers for number 6 and number 26!

  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet friend!!! I like your list and agree with so many on it! But really, don't you think you are writing off #15 and #20 just a little too soon? You never know what kinds of things you might do as a senior! :)

    Maybe I'll make it my goal to get you to do as many things as possible on your list just to mess you up - LOL!!

    Big shall-I-whip-up-a-liver-and-onion-cake-topped-with-pickled-pigs-feet-for-your-birthday size hugs to you!!! Love you! Have a marvelous birthday!!! :)

  20. OMGosh I am so doing this list next year. Happy Birthday to my Birthday Friend! Hope it is a good one.
    I would have to say that I would agree with most of your list. So I may just copy it...I mean I am not going to bungee jump or kiss an alligator either. lOL
    Happy Birthday my friend.

    Thank you for the Birthday Wish...it has been a great day so far!

  21. Oh do! And here I am with no sidewalk! I'm pretty sure I'd do #32. How about ride your bike down to the nearest billboard and point your hair dryer at passing cars?


    Haven't been to the PO yet, but soon. 8-}

    Have a JESUS-filled day!^i^

  22. Happy Birthday my friend!! I've been 40 four times, so far so good!! Love your list but thinking there were maybe a few you shouldn't rule out completely, LOL you never know!!

    Love and Blessings to you!!

  23. Happy, Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a lovely day!
    God bless you

  24. Add to the list: wear pantyhose and heels! Happy Birthday, sweetie!

  25. Well, I hope you've had a LOVELY day!!! Did you have that peanut butter cake that you love?

    How DID you come up with that list? Too funny!! I am very glad that you will never be doing several of those things.

    I hope you got all 4 of my e-cards. I know that was a bit much, but, hey, this is the big 4-0!!! You can't have too many cards to celebrate a day of that importance.

    Love you!!


  26. Happy birthday. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your list of "won't does"!

  27. Cracking me up!!! Oh, I'm quite sure we breezed by some alligators on that tube!!!! And I can see you totally doing the hair dryer thing Sophie Mae suggested! Funny stuff! Happy birthday, Kimmy, I love you!

  28. Happy birthday, Kim! Have a wonderful day!

  29. Happy, Happy Birthday ! ! !
    40's are great !

  30. Happy Belated BIG 40th B- DAY!

    If you ever come my way I'll take you on the subway (lunch is on me) and then to the most beautiful campground for some sand/tent camping!!

    My son wanted to know if you ever really licked the bottom of your shoe before!? (I'll tell him "No"
    even if it was "Yes!" ( ;

  31. WooHOOO! Happy Birthday!

    The 40's have been AWESOME. You look maaahhhvelous!

    Take it from one who knows, I'm going to be 43 in a few months myself. ;O)

  32. I can actually say the alphabet backwards really fast! It's kinda fun to have a "talent" everyone else likes to try out :)

    And why not draw a chalk drawing outside? That'd be kinda of fun to see who all just "had" to know what happened :0)

  33. That was way better than the lists of "will dos" that I've read. And I agree with the bobbing for apples. That's just disgusting.
    Hope you enjoyed your special day!
    Jeanine (over at peaceFULLYsimple)

  34. I am sure you had an amazing day...so sorry I didn't get to wish you Happy Birthday on the actual day! I still remember your celebration from last year.
    Here's to the next amazing 40 years!


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