Thursday, July 08, 2010

how I gracefully grow old...

... lie about your age.

Instead of admitting to turning 35 in a few days, I tell people I'll be 45. Then I sit back and bask in the glow of their compliments; "Wow, you look fabulous for forty five!"

Yeah, I know. I should be ashamed of my vanity but I'm not.

8 comments:

Old Bob said...

When people ask me how I am, I say "Pretty good for a man of 90." If they know me, they reply, "But you're only 66." And I reply, "That's the point." (smirk)

By the way, I really like your "Nun Gazing" pictures. Anybody who thinks nuns are backward needs another think. If Hrosvitha of Gandersheim had had a computer, she would have used it.

Babs said...

I've never felt the need to lie about my age, because, really, who cares? But saying you are older than you are was my mother's practice, and if age is an issue, I think that makes more sense than saying you are younger than you are.

LarryD said...

Well, as a matter of fact, I do turn 45 today. I may not act like it, but that's a whole other thing altogether!

Soon-to-be Happy Birthday to you!

Heather said...

It all falls apart after 35. =[

Lola said...

"I believe in loyalty. When a woman reaches a certain age she likes, she should stick with it." Eva Gabor ...


Enjoy your new Age Darling! Which ever age you pick ;)

Adrienne said...

Proud to be half way to 65. Life begins at each and every age...

Larry - 45???? Waaaaaaaaaay too old for moi!!!

Christopher Lake said...

I'm 37, and while it would be nice to be 20 again, in actuality, at 20, I was a hopeless, despairing pagan-- so yeah, 37's pretty cool! :-)

Janny said...

My daughter has a running joke that I'm 49--every birthday. This was good, when I turned 50. This was even better when I turned 51. But it was best yet when one day at work, she called me from the college admissions office where she was filling out paperwork that wanted her parents' dates of birth...and she couldn't remember mine. Here she is, with the woman behind the counter giving her a funny look as she says, "Mom, you were born in 1952, right?"

I just started laughing, because I knew what had happened. :-)

I do tell her that the game will not work anymore when my son turns 49. She seems to think that is not a problem. I'm not sure how that is, but then, I'm a writer because I was told there would be no math...

JB