I stumbled upon an interesting site this morning: coffeeonthepatio.com. I liked it, but I’m in denial that it’s the place for me since they bill themselves as a place for “over-40 ladies”/Baby Boomers.
I’m young, darn it! I’m young, vital, relevant and in no way biologically useless! *pant, pant, pant*
In September, Cynthia Louden posted a review of How Not To Act Old by Pamela Redmond Satran.
There is a website to go with the book.
It has lists and I love lists. Well, other people’s lists. My own lists overwhelm me.
- Clean up cat vomit.
- Bleach table.
- Bleach cat.
- Bleach upper lip.
Look at that cover. The Granny Panties of Righteousness and the Devil’s Panties side by side.
Can I have a third choice?
I wish there were a happy medium between Maiden and Crone. It seems like these days a woman has to act young and sexy as long as possible, until she can’t even fake it anymore. What if I’m not a Barbie doll or a Mrs. Beasley?
Why do I have to pick between being Velma or Daphne, Ginger or Mary Ann?
Notice Mrs. Howell is so irrelevant she doesn’t even get a mention even though she was the only one on the island who had a man.
Ladies, we need a third choice. I want to make the most of what I have and still have my modesty and dignity. I want to wear cute boots and lipstick, but not feel like I have to cut my body or shoot plastic into my lips to even be worth looking at.
I’m trying to focus on not Letting Myself Go without having the pendulum swing too far in the other direction into “Real” Housewife territory.
One book I like that makes me feel like I can be both mature and still attractive is Charla Krupp‘s How Not to Look Old. They really should sell these two books as a boxed set, except the authors seem to have a feud going on.
As with Satran’s book, I’ll take some of Charla’s advice. I have changed to a pink lipstick and away from anything too dark or shimmery, but I’m *not* going blonde.
Blonde would look as natural on me as Angelina Jolie’s wig in Girl, Interrupted. That wig should have got the Oscar.
What do you to to Not Look Old or Not Act Old?
I’d like to be the naturally beautiful woman with a silver mane who’s comfortable in her slightly wrinkled skin, but I’m not there yet.
And you do *not* want me to let my eyebrows go native.
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