About 40 Whatever

  • BFF's Bad Kitty of Wishbone Clover and Stefania of CityMama are turning 40 this year and we're milking it to death, just like Jennifer Aniston. Will John Mayer write us a special 40th birthday song? No? Whatever.
  • Already part of the 40w Club?
    Care to share your experiences? We love guest posters, especially those bearing wine. Email us, we'll get drunk together.
  • Contact or whatever:
    40whatever@gmail.com
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03/31/2009

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cat/bad kitty

See? That's why I have multiple alias. They can't find you if they don't know your name.

cat/bad kitty

Ahem: aliases. Plural. Because grammar & spelling is important.

bonggamom

Great post, and great blog, Stefania! I'm not quite 40 yet but I'll be rounding that corner soon.

Facebook seems to be the social app used by everyone from my home country (the Philippines), so like being able to see photos posted by relatives and friends, and I like finding old highschool-mates. Maybe one day they'll discover Twitter.

dgm

I resisted FB for so long because of the things you mention. Then I decided to see what the privacy settings allow.

I've set my account so that no one can add me as a Friend; they can only send me a message. So far, it has worked great because the only people who send me messages asking how they can add me as a Friend are people I actually know (and usually like). If I want to friend them, I just add them. Also, I've set my own criteria: I'm only going to add friends about whom I can say something tangible about their place in my life and with whom I'm comfortable sharing pictures of my kids.

I actually love having friends from different stages in my life all gather and share updates and pictures (although admittedly, UGH, I've had to untag myself from one photo of me that was so hideous I cringed every time I saw it). I love seeing my "inner circle" interact.

Now Twitter? Sorry, I really don't get it.

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40 Whatever Approved

Things to Do When We're 40 (The Not Bucket List)

  • A barbecue tour of the South
    We'll start in the Carolinas and end in Texas and sample the best barbecue America has to offer. Why? Because we like meat.
  • Hotel Living
    We like: mini bars, movies, and lounging around in our pajamas with our laptops right where they are supposed to be. We'll bring running shoes to pretend like we're going to work out, but really, who are we kidding. You see where this is going?
  • Knock some sense into dumb people
    We'd love to be the camp counselors on a show like the Real World or Rock of Love.
  • Eating Dinner in a Vineyard While the Sun Sets
    You know those scenes of a dining table set in a Tuscan or Sonoma vineyard dressed with beautiful linens and people sitting around it drinking wine and eating and laughing while the sun goes down? We want to be those people.
  • Yoga Retreat in New Mexico
    Some of our fondest memories are of spending time doing yoga together. Do other wannabe yoginis spend the entire class laughing together? We do.