Between 40 & 50

The ramblings of a middle-aged man


July 2016

None of the Above

My mom always told me that the best policy to keep friends is to avoid discussing politics and religion. I will stick to that strategy during this awful political season.

However, after watching the conventions for both parties, listened to their mud slinging, and witnessing my friends devolve into raving lunatics blindly backing whichever candidate they like best, I was reminded of a movie I used to love watching on rainy Sunday afternoons.

Way back in 1985, comedy genius Richard Pryor played “Monty Brewster” in the movie Brewster’s Millions. The film tells the tale of a sad-sack minor league baseball player way past his prime, Monty, who inherits $30,000,000. However, if he can spend the $30 million in 30 days, he’ll inherit $300,000,000. The trick is that he must not have any residual benefit from the expenses, and he cannot tell anyone about the deal.

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Friday Fox – Christina Applegate

Each Friday I feature a baker’s dozen images of a 40-something lady who “gets my motor running.”

Christina Applegate

As PM Dawn sang, “Christina Applegate, you’ve gotta put me on.” Yes, yes she does! This week’s Over Forty Friday Fox is PM Dawn’s favorite, Christina Applegate. Like every guy my age, Christina first shot to prominence as the super sexy, but supremely ditzy Kelly Bundy on Married with Children. Many a boy discovered what the word “sexy” meant when they saw her on their TV screens. She’s since had a great run of comedy flicks, including Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and the Alvin and the Chipmunks series. Having conquered breast cancer, there is little Christina can’t do! She is a very talented, intelligent, and super sexy lady! They certainly didn’t have gorgeous women like Christina at my high school!

Christina Applegate Nude

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Friday Fox – Faith Hill

Each Friday I feature a baker’s dozen images of a 40-something lady who “gets my motor running.”

Faith Hill

I’m going in a totally different direction for this week’s Over Forty Fox, into the world of music. When it comes to vocal artists, they don’t come much more talented, or sexy, than Faith Hill. She is HOT HOT HOT! I don’t care much for the Country genre of music, so I can’t tell you anything about her hit songs or records, but I do know one thing: when she hit the TV screen singing the opener to NBC’s Sunday Night Football, I definitely stopped what I was doing and paid close attention. That’s what she does, she makes you pay attention. The Wife says that she has a great marriage to another Country Music Superstar, Tim McGraw, which is awesome. He is one heck of a lucky guy! Hey, maybe I should do an Over Forty Fox featuring Tim McGraw? What do you think? Do it for the ladies! They certainly didn’t have gorgeous women like Faith at my high school!

Faith Hill Nude

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As I mentioned, I had a physical this morning. During the physical, my doctor noticed several zits on my neck and prescribed some acne cream to treat it. I get routine breakouts at the collar line, he said the cream would take care of it.

Imagine my surprise when CVS called me to tell me that I was too old for the acne prescription. They will only provide it to people who are 39 and younger.

Ugh! I guess us oldsters just have to deal with our acne the old fashioned way – pop those zits!

What’s Up Doc?

Today I go in to get my blood drawn for a cholesterol check and to confirm that the meds I was prescribed for my heart stuff aren’t killing me faster than the crap in my arteries. I don’t expect to even meet with the doctor, just a quick visit with the wonderful PA and a needle for blood.

The nurse takes me back to the exam room, takes my basic measurements, height, weight, blood pressure, the works. As she’s going over all of the information she casually mentions, “Hmm, I see here that it’s been more than a year since your last physical. If you have time, I’m sure the doctor would like to get that done as well.” Continue reading “What’s Up Doc?”

We’re Back!

I’m so bummed that my vacation is now over…

We had an amazing time cruising around Alaska on the Disney Wonder. It’s a wonderful ship with a crew beyond compare.

I could go on for hours about the incredible scenery, delightful food, great shows, all of it. But I won’t. The hardest thing for me to read is someone else’s account of their vacation.


So, instead of boring you with a slide show of my pictures, I’m going to pass along 3 things you MUST do if you take a Disney Cruise to Alaska: Continue reading “We’re Back!”

Pokemon Go!

So, The Boy has gotten me hooked on Pokémon Go! We’ve spent each of our port visits seeking different Pokémon to add to our growing rosters.

This has actually become a near obsession for me. The Boy wants to build the best team, is concerned with evolving and powering up his Pokémon, etc. Not me. I ‘m more focused on finding and catching the Pokémon. I have no illusions about controlling a gym or becoming some great player. I just want to seek out more and more Pokémon.  Continue reading “Pokemon Go!”

Friday Fox – Penélope Cruz

Each Friday I feature a baker’s dozen images of a 40-something lady who “gets my motor running.”

Penélope Cruz

This week’s Over Forty Fox is the gorgeous Spanish actress, Penélope Cruz. Penélope had been a star in her native Spain before gaining fame in the US. I’m pretty sure the first time I noticed Penélope was in a foreign film I picked up at the video store, hoping it would be “arty” enough to impress a girl, while having lots of nude foreign women to keep me entertained. I don’t know if impressed my girlfriend, but I’m sure I enjoyed Penélope frequently losing her top. Blow would have to be the first real starring role in an American film that I truly remember Penélope from. She held her own against Johnny Depp and really delivered a great character as the wife of a notorious cocaine smuggler. She totally captured everyone’s attention! Since then she’s bounced between films in Spain and America. In my book, Penélope is the prototype for the quintessential smoldering European woman. They certainly didn’t have gorgeous women like Kate at my high school!

Penélope Cruz Nude

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Vacation Sexy

Well, I was going to leave you high and dry while I was off enjoying my cruise, but I thought I’d share one quick gallery of sexy cruise-related photos. Of course, I’m in Alaska, so there are zero sexy bikini photos to be taken. I’ll just have to use these photos as inspiration for next year’s cruise!


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