I celebrated my birthday.
I am now solidly, right smack in my mid-40s. I can't claim "early-40s" or "just past my 30s" any more. Without a doubt, I am middle-aged.
I will admit that I've been feeling a bit... well... old.
At least I've managed to dodge that whole Midlife Crisis bit. In my 40s, I've found fresh interests and excitement while staying happily married and avoiding any crazy stunts or purchases of convertible automobiles.
I'm feeling kind of old, but I like the life I've led so far.
My friend tagged me in Facebook, asking "Is that you?" This is what I saw.
What the heck?!
Yes, that was me, but I didn't recognize either the company or the link. Basically, they stole my photo off of a completely unrelated interview I did with Blog Expat a few years ago about living in Malaysia. This was done without my permission or endorsement.
I don't know much Malay, so I had to run the text through Google Translate. It reads
"Discover the secret that is called 'Magical skin tightening in the Bottle.'
You would not believe the change in her.
Mother shares a simple way to reverse aging."
I strangely felt both flattered and indignant at the same time. How dare they steal my photo! How nice to be an example of someone who looks younger than she should.
(If you want to know my real secret, I took this selfie with the Soft Skin mode on my camera. It specifically makes lines and wrinkles look less conspicuous. If anything, this is actually a testimony for the Sony Cybershot.)
Don't believe everything you read on Facebook.
My birthday week wasn't turning out so bad. Although, I wish some of that Miracle Skin Cream would actually show up at my door.