A milestone. I couldn`t remember any other subject for this post – as all of you know, English is not my first language so forgive me if this is not completely appropriate. But I reached one number.
From today, I am 40 years old.
I was thinking how would I feel today. To be frank with you, I don`t feel a bit different than when I was 30. A lot of things happened in a meantime but I still feel the same. Like at some point time has stopped for me.
Then, one thought came to my mind. When I was born my grandfather was 6 months younger than I am now. He`s got his first grandson with 39 and half and that must have been a great experience. We never talked about it but i remember my grandmother told me he took me everywhere with him, wanted to present his grandson to a world – his neighbours, friends and relatives ๐Ÿ™‚
So, according to standards from the 60s I am actually an old man ๐Ÿ˜† Should have my own kids and grandkids, taking them to walk, showing them a world. Telling them stories. Teaching them. But at some point, life decided to take a different path. World has changed. I was changed. And there was no way back.
Today I have a training but tomorrow evening I will call my friends and go to have a few drinks with them. To have a nice time, laughing, joking, telling funny stories. Enjoying to be together.

Life is good.

p.s. pay no attention to a shiny armour, this is how I really look like ๐Ÿ˜€

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334 Responses to Milestone

  1. gdare says:

    Mik, thanks. Your clock is ok, I just live in different time zone :DLinda, thank you. I think I will stay at 27, somehow I like that feeling :happy:

  2. Furie says:

    Happy birthday dude. :knight: Guess my clock was off after all.

  3. gdare says:

    Mags, I am already in monday 15th of June. So for me it is today, but on my USA friends it is tomorrow. Thank you :heart:Pam, thank you. Unfortunately today is monday so I will spent most of it in my office. But I guess my mom will make something for me ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. L2D2 says:

    How nice you look, Dare. And Happy Birthday. Why didn't anyone know today was your birthday? What you said is correct about time stopping….inside I have never been older than 35 and probably never will be. It is a strange phenomenon of the aging process. I wish you a very happy birthday and at least twice that more.

  5. intothedeep says:

    Yippie! I'm the first to wish you a Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday, Darko! :hat: :hat:I was watching Jen's countdown and thought it was tomorrow! Oh well!Forties are great! Enjoy them! No matter what they say :psmurf: :p :heart:

  6. PainterWoman says:

    You are one handsome guy! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. PainterWoman says:

    I am the second. Happy Birthday Darko my friend. I didn't feel any different from 30 to 40 either. Now 50 and 60, that's a whole different story. I hope your day is a great one. Are you having cake and ice cream?

  8. L2D2 says:

    Don't blame you Dare. Me being 35 makes the shock of looking in the mirror and feeling all these physical pains and other garbage of aging an even bigger shock to my system. My inside feeling doesn't match the way I look and feel outside. But you have a long way to go. 40 is the absolute prime of life.

  9. Suntana says:

    :hat: Happy Birthday, Darko! :cheers: I got seriously freaked out when I was reading your Post. I got to that part about when you were born, your grandfather was 6 months younger than your are now. I guess I somehow missed the word "now." The context got all messed up and I was thinking, "WHAT? Darko's grandfather is 6 months younger than him? What the heck is going on here?" :yikes: I was about to start drawing a little diagram of how this could have happened. ๐Ÿ˜† But, I got it straight now. :jester: ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  10. L2D2 says:

    BTW, the eagle is neat.

  11. Spaggyj says:

    Funny, most people expect to feel different on a milestone birthday… Like they'll suddenly feel wiser, or less energetic… ๐Ÿ˜† and of course, it is no different from how you felt the day before, is it? Happy Birthday Dark :hat: ! Kick some ass at training eh? :p .

  12. Dacotah says:

    Send this eCard !:sst: Click the card to see the card. ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. risis1977 says:

    Happy b'day dako…:hat::hat:.Hope the best wishes would come to you now and forever..Btwyou look so handsome.:happy:.

  14. sanshan says:

    :hat: Happy birthday from the other side of the world! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Cois says:

    Happy Birthday dude :up: you'll always be the young dude around here :left: wait.. :left:

  16. L2D2 says:

    You and King Loku. We've been having a party for Loku over in the Castle of Happiness.

  17. ellinidata says:

    Happy Bday!
    Many Happy Returns!

  18. edwardpiercy says:

    Well as I write this you are probably in bed already but I will add some more of the very good wishes that others have given….perhaps those will float into your dreams. You know I was just recently reminded of a time I was listening to the slow movement of the Mozart G minor symphony, and my sister commented that it sounded sad. That's not sadness, I told her. That is regret. Sadness is for the things that are. Regret is for the things that never were. But here, inthis moment, there is a future before you which is beyond that. Happy birthday, my friend.

  19. L2D2 says:

    Woot! Darko, look at that!

  20. Stardancer says:

    Happy Birthday, Darko!I hope you have many, many more.:up::smile:

  21. gdare says:

    Wow, so many comments :happy:I am sorry I needed to go to bed immediately, sunday was a long day for me and I was craving for bed.Linda, when I was making this post it somehow turned to be completely different but I liked it. I didn`t want it to sound sad or full of memories – it would be boring. And this is not how I am feeling. Because I am feeling good :DKimmie, every day is a funny day if you make it that way. I will do my best. For kicking some ass at training, as well :DTamil, thank you. It was in your usual manner, without unnecessary words :)Suntana ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† I will tell that to my grandpa ๐Ÿ˜† Thanks :cheers:Carol, thank you very much for those cards :heart:Clint, thanks man ๐Ÿ˜€ :lol:Sanshan, thank you from the other side of the world :happy:Risis, thank you for good wishes and thanks for supporting my delusion (that I look good) ๐Ÿ˜€ :lol:Mit, thank you :happy:Angeliki, efhari sto :happy:Star, thank you. I plan to have a loooong life :whistle:Ed, this is beautiful. So true. Thanks friend :cheers:

  22. Dacotah says:

    You are welcome Darko. :heart:

  23. Suntana says:

    Wow! Angeliki, now THAT is a Happy Birthday Wish! :headbang:

  24. Dacotah says:

    :happy: :heart: :hat:

  25. gdare says:

    Tamil, nice smilies, as always :)Carol :heart:

  26. thaodp says:

    Some cakes for your lunch today ๐Ÿ˜€

  27. thetomster says:

    :hat: Happy Birthday !!! :hat:

  28. qlue says:

    Congrats :hat:.My Mom was forty when I was born. !! :eyes:.No wonder I'm always confused. :p.P.S: Great eagle in the comment box. :D.

  29. gdare says:

    Thank you Dirk ๐Ÿ™‚ :cheers:

  30. L2D2 says:

    Hmmm, qlue, my dad was 40, mom 39 when I was born. I was the youngest of 8. People used to think they were my grandparents.

  31. gdare says:

    Mit, cakes make me drool :chef:

  32. gdare says:

    Suntana, my thought exactly :lol:Qlue, this is a proof age is not a limit to have kids :)And for the eagle, it looks good in Opera but in IE I could see a slight difference between background of a photo and the one of IE itself…Linda, I think your parents were not glad because of that; but to be sincere, it is not of any importance :)Lorenzo, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. LorenzoCelsi says:

    Happy birthday Darko.

  34. rose-marie says:

    Yay Darko! Happy, happy birthday! :hat: :cheers:Cakes make you drool, eh…?;)I hope you have a fantabulous day, with lots of good friends and stories :yes:

  35. Furie says:

    Try #comment {background:#fff url(blah.blah etc. That should change the uncovered background to the same colour as the photo background.

  36. Furie says:

    That cake is frikking awesome. :yes:

  37. ellinidata says:

    :happy: "parakalw" + *hugs*

  38. gdare says:

    Rose, awww thank you, Maxell cassettes were my favourites :heart:Mik, I would have done that; just didn't know I have problem with IE; in my office I am not alowed to use any other browser, so this is how I discovered it; thanks :up:Angeliki :happy:

  39. thetomster says:

    Hah, seems I'm not the only only who "enjoys" being forced using the crappy IE 6 at office … :up:

  40. AnitaMargita says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Darko! Wish you all the best! :hat: :cheers:

  41. Furie says:

    Try IE8. New branding, same old problems. ๐Ÿ™„

  42. thetomster says:

    :awww: and stubborn administrators as well … I guess

  43. gdare says:

    Yes, I have IE 6 as well :awww:

  44. MirabelaTM says:

    Happy Birthday Darko! :cheers: I wish everything you want to come true :happy:

  45. gdare says:

    Mik, exactly :lol:Dirk, in a printing company where I work, I am the admin but my boss set up some rules and I must stick to them :awww:Anita and Mira, thank you, both :happy:Graham, I am 20, second time :whistle: Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. thetomster says:

    ๐Ÿ˜† … but I'm older than they are … ๐Ÿ˜†

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