Tuesday, June 02, 2009

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

Feeling Curious

W

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."

Seriously.

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.
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