Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Big 4-0

Today is my birthday, so I'll be taking it comparatively easy. It's time to catch up on my backlog of email in a leisurely fashion, devote some attention to fun side projects, and generally reflect on a good and happy life. Regular posting resumes tomorrow.

55 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, James. Being forty is as full of wonder and excitement as the best dungeon crawl. Enjoy your day.

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  2. Happy Birthday James! And thanks for Grognardia. It's basically the equivalent of my morning news. :)

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  3. I have the big 4-0 coming my way next month myself. Congratulations for another victory lap around the sun.

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  4. welcome to 40. i've found it's not really that different from 39, just a bit easier to divide by 4.

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  5. Happy Birthday, James!
    Present on the way. :)

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  6. Your life...as it has been...is over. Oh, wait. That happens when you're married. 4-0 is just another stick of dynomite on the cake of life.

    Happy Birthday!

    Ciao,
    Grendelwulf

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  7. Happy 40th mate.

    They say life begins at 40. If that's true, then what ends at 39? Please pass on this information... ;)

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  8. Happy Birthday and all the best!

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  9. Awwww, you're just a KID! :) Happy Birthday, lil' guy!

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  10. Happy birthday and, yes, thanks for Grognardia.

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  11. Congratulations! You deserve a rest ;)

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  12. Happy Birthday, James! I'm only about 5.5 years behind and catching up fast. :)

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  13. Happy Birthday James! Hope you have the bandwidth to "enjoy" it properly.

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  14. Happy birthday! It's a good time to stat yourself up as a Ringworld character and see what you can get with an extra year's worth of skill points - just don't overdo it with the drinking necessary to experimentally determine your CON score. - Tavis

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  15. Happy birthday, James. Thanks for all the fine blogging.

    As you're now officially "old", I'm sure the pace will slacken somewhat. =)

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  16. Happy Birthday! It's all downhill from here!

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  17. Congratulations on the big 4-0 James, and may you experience another 100 ..

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  18. Happy Birthday, James! Isn't there a save vs. aging to be made at 40? No, wait, the term doesn't end until 42.

    Thanks for your time on Grognardia and occasional correspondence. I'm glad to be acquainted with you.

    VerWord: omeloak (n) -- a breakfast dish composed of eggs and sawdust.

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  19. (As stated on Facebook) From one grognard to another, happy 40th! Raise a mug of space mead to celebrate!

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  20. Congrats!!! Amusingly enough, I just turned 43 yesterday. (I should have known you were a Scorpio. Now it all makes sense... :P)

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  21. Enjoy the day! Happy Birthday!

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  22. Man, you're old.

    And your opinions have become irrelevant nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn now!

    Just kidding. Happy b-day, gramps.

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  23. Happy birthday, olden dude!

    (It's okay, I'm not very far at all behind you.)

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  24. My 40th is in 3 weeks. Happy Birthday!

    You should celebrate by getting together a group and doing a good long old-school dungeon crawl.

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  25. Happy birthday !

    I like Grognardia but I hope we will see new SF supplements from you too.

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  26. Mine was Wednesday.
    --Happy 40th, jr. ;)

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  27. Ah, now it DOES become clearer:

    * James, Maliszewski
    * Christopher B.
    * Kyrinn S. Eis

    -- any other Old School Scorpios out there? :)

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  28. Welcome up here to the boxed seats James.

    Happy Birthday and many, many more!

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  29. Happy birthday, James!

    @Timeshadows: yes : )

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  30. Happy birthday, you little whippersnapper!

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  31. ^ ^ ^ Another Old School Scorpio (43 on Saturday)

    Happy Birthday James!

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  32. Happy Birthday Sir!

    @Timeshadows: I'll be 39 next 19th, does it count? ;-)

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  33. Happy birthday, James!

    In about 15 months, I'll be experiencing the same thing!

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  34. I didn't know that we share a birthday, James. Have a happy one!

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  35. I think that you are now the minimum age for a half-elf cleric. Congratulations!

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  36. Happy Birthday!

    Is your midlife crisis going to be World of Warcraft or Forge games?

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  37. "Timeshadows said...
    -- any other Old School Scorpios out there? :)"

    Yeah, me too. 44 in 12 days.

    Over 40; Where "Dungeon Crawl" takes on a whole new meaning...
    ;)

    Ciao,
    Grendelwulf

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  38. Happy birthday!
    Your blog is inspiring!

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  39. Whipper snapper, three of the people in my regular gaming group are grandfathers (yeah, one is MY father but I went to highschool with the other two).

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  40. (...If there's anyone not yet gotten to 40, hurry up please; you're making us feel old ;)

    Happy birthday - almost belatedly - James. Sounds like a busy enough day for "comparatively easy": trust that was a good one & Best wishes for all ongoing journeyings and ventures. :)

    d.

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  41. Sorry I'm late to the party. Happy 40th birthday day, James! Seems to be the age of all the cool kids. Hope it was a good one.

    - Wheggi, age 40 (natch)

    Word Verification: azzloce. Might be able to use that one.

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  42. Is your midlife crisis going to be World of Warcraft or Forge games?

    Well, since I've been avidly playing WoW since December 2004, I guess it'll have to be Forge games.

    Oh wait ...

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  43. Wheggi is right!Its good to be 40 plus (you get all the chicks "n" everything)

    Happy Birfday James.

    (Roatio? Is that a word? Word verification says it is.)

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  44. Happy belated! Hope it was a good one!

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  45. Happy Late Birthday to One of the Fearless Leaders!

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