My honey meant to tease me for my birthday, as in "aren't you getting so old" (not that either of us have "grown up".) Instead, he triggered a memory... I was 17 when I first read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and decided that the year I turned 42 would be the best year of my crazy life. One memory led to others which led to a mischievousness glee...
Because, for a few minutes, I had considered accepting age and maturity. After all, "mid-forties" caries some responsibility, does it not? Maybe for some. For me... the answer to all the greatest questions of my Life has finally arrived. Who knows what the exact question was, who cares? Lol. Throwing caution to the wind, I'm a living, breathing answer to something.
Let me counsel you (in all my great wisdom), if you're over 42, you've arrived. Be confident and do it (whatever it is.) If you have yet to arrive... decide now that 42 will be glorious.
Googling "42" comes up with some wildly hilarious stuff. My favorite (so far) is this list of crazy things:
I quote a few...
2. The world's first book printed with movable type is the Gutenberg Bible which has 42 lines per page.
12. Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear's spaceship is named 42.
14. The youngest president of the United States,Theodore Roosevelt, was 42 when he was elected.
35. Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has 42 illustrations.
Did you know...
light refracts off water by 42 degrees to create a rainbow
Just because Douglas Adams intended to be completely random in his hilarious book, I am quite happy to snatch whatever meaning I feel like, and make it my own. Like this random rainbow fact from the Wikipedia entry on the Guide.
I'm enjoying some reading Starflower today, which is exactly just right, along with hanging out with family. I have a B&N gift card... but I can't decide what to get...
Which would you recommend?
*sigh* What a BEAUTIFUL Wishlist!! I'm just drooling creating it. I can't remember all the books I want on my Wishlist... what books have been your favorite so far this year? Or which books are you droolin' to get your hands on next?!