Turning 40 sure seems to be a big deal for a lot of people. When I was a teenager and my parents turned 40, they sure seemed OLD. Their lives seemed full of all kinds of adult responsibilities like life insurance policies, writing wills, drinking mixed drinks, dressing up to go out for dinner and hair loss. Well, here I am, staring into the abyss, and while my hair is definitely waning, I'm doing better than a lot of guys younger than I, my favorite mixed drink is a glass of chocolate milk to go with a slice of pie, I read manuals for home electronics instead of wills and insurance policies, I get a kick riding muddy trails on my mountain bike and every Sunday I still play street hockey with friends, just like I did when I was a kid (of course, I also don't have a family, so I can indulge all those pursuits guilt-free). So, what IS the big deal about 40?