Tuesday, June 02, 2009

I've never understood the whole "age" thing.

Feeling Curious


hen I was younger, I always thought "I can't wait until I'm 30. No one takes you seriously until you're at least 30."


You can't even run for president until you're 35.

Why is that? Because people think that you haven't lived enough to get any valuable life experience until you're at least 35.

I just got an EC advertisement from a woman who just turned 30. She's having problems with that. Having to check a new box in the age column on forms.

My mother still claims she's 39. Her oldest child is 46... I'll be 37 this year.
Something is wrong with her math. Granted, she looks 45, but still. I'd be taking full advantage of senior discounts at restaurants & stuff if I were "39".

When I was 13, my crushes were always on men in their 30s. I still liked men in their thirties until I was about 25, and then 30 was too young for me.

I like age. With age comes experience, right?

That's why I could never be a cougar. I didn't have anything in common with 20 year olds when I was 20 years old. Why the phuck would I want to date one?

"Do you remember what a fucking idiot you were when you were in your 20s???"My brother is 42. With the exception of the time he looked like my father when he was grilling (shorts, sport shirt, sandals...he was only missing the black dress socks) he's still awesome. He doesn't seem to have a problem with his age. He still plays video games. He still listens to his music so loud that you can hear him coming from 5 miles away. He's me with a nutsack.


I'm not saying that I could be with someone old enough to be my grandfather, I just think that older people have figured out who they are and are ok with it.

For the most part.

Women are a different story.

Women still feel like they have to be liked by everyone.
Women still don't recognize that age & experience AND WRINKLES AND GRAY HAIR are badges of honor.

Paula DeenI wish I had Paula Deen's gray hair. I just have 17 wiry gray hairs that refuse to be tamed. I still don't pull them. I just put extra hair gel on those bitches to make them stay down. :-)

I never thought I'd live to see a black president. Now I have.

Now I want to live to see the day when women realize how awesome we are because of all the things that make us different from men and that getting older is something to be proud of.

Tell your age. This "I'll never tell" 50s mentality that asking a woman her age is rude is outdated. My grandmother is proud of every single one of her 90 years.

Realize that aging is something that not everyone has the opportunity to do. If you've lived long enough to be 30+ with all of your struggles and hurdles and trials, BE HAPPY ABOUT IT.

Raising children, getting married, getting divorced, changing careers, surviving cancer, dealing with chronic disease, sobering up, getting out of debt, buying a house, buying a car, graduating from college, paying for someone else to go to college...

All this stuff teaches you things about yourself and your place in this world.

You are unique. You are special. You are fantastic. You get better every year. Stop trying to hang onto "youth".

Do you remember what a fucking idiot you were when you were in your 20s???

Thank God I'm done with that crap.
Now playing: Carl Carlton - Bad Mama Jama


  1. You said a mouth full. I fully believe that life begins at 40. You only have a couple of years. I had an absolute epiphany at 40. I was bestowed with a confidence and a wisdom that literally came from the sky. I do not envy 20 somethings. They truly have no idea how little they know and how much is ahead.

    P.S. Your description of your brother as you with a nutsack made me laugh out loud.

  2. I know, I turned 38 this year and sometimes play the "Oh woe is me" card (fake swoon), but usually it's more along the lines of "Oh damn I forgot I was pushing 40, I really should have accomplished more by now... Oh well guess not." Besides, getting older is WAY better than the alternative!

  3. I must say I'm looking better as each year passes ..... either that or my eyesight is rubbish .... I still know very little though .... but then I'm a peabrain ...

  4. DG - I wonder if I'll have more confidence & wisdom when I'm 40? I'll be insufferable, LOL.

    Aria - I am not at all what I thought I'd be when I was younger. But I'm happy with where I am, so I don't care, LOL.

    DP - Your eyesight is changing along with the rest of you... ;-)

  5. Everyone wants what they can't have... or what they don't have... or what they once had but didn't appreciate it when they had it...

  6. Dwacon - Thanks for your input...

  7. I appluad your post, and your attitude. I've never really given a twit about my age. No point in fighting it and eventually looking like Joan Rivers. Ack!

  8. Everyone knows that 40 is the new 30. At 41, I'm happy with who I am and what I've accomplished. It helps that I don't look my age :)

  9. Yes, getting older has its mental advantages, I would never want to go back to my 20's, but I sure wouldn't mind the body I had then. I guess you can't have everything unless of course you've got the money to pay for it.

  10. I have to admit that Paula Deen does own that color and rocks it like a hurricane. I wouldn't mind that color either. As long as it looked as good on me.

    I wonder what her transformation looked like. Did it happen gradually and did she go from brown to white or blond to white?

  11. I remember when I hit 30 the days started racing by, either that or time itself had sped up .... But over the years I still try NOT to act my age *giggle*

  12. Mincognita - Thank you. :-)

    Shelly - Very true, LOL.

    Nancy - Yes, it would be nice to still be able to walk like a normal person, but overall, I have absolutely no desire to have anything I had in my 20s.

    CG - I know she used to dye her hair. I saw pictures of her with all different shades of red. Maybe one day she just gave up? LOL.

    Blazing - Time still proceeds at a snail's pace for me...


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