Huh. So this is what 44 feels like. It's...not bad.
I played a marathon game of Torchlight. My wife surprised me with a Hexbug habitat set. We had some friends over -- my wife's classmates, manily, for their annual get-together. Not a bad close to my 43rd.
As I enter my 44th, I've become at ease with myself and with the people around me. I can't really ask for anything more. (Well, there is one other thing....)