Ryan Gosling

Perspective Is Everything: Or, Our Age Affects Our Thinking

Younger woman sees older woman 80-plus — in great shape.

Thought: (Missing that the woman is in great shape) – “Thank God that will never be me…”

Fabulousover60 woman sees older woman 80-plus — in great shape.

Thought: “She looks like she did everything right and still looks pretty bad. And she is only 15 or so years older than I am.”

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Younger woman sees older woman 80+ in terrible shape.

Thought: “What woman where? “

Fabulousover60 woman sees older woman 80+ in terrible shape.

Thought: “Where’s the wine?”

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Younger woman sees absolutely gorgeous hot guy in movie.

Thought: “That would be a great guy to have sex with” using current language for that feeling/thought.

Fabulousover60 woman sees absolutely gorgeous hot guy in movie.

Thought: “That would be a great guy to have sex with.”

Via People.com

Ryan Gosling – Via People.com

Fabulousover60 woman thinking about Halloween — “loved it as a kid — love it now.”

Other fabulousover60 woman thinking about Halloween — “loved it as a kid — even those cheap tacky homemade costumes — to me it is still for kids — not really an adult holiday.”

halloween

Fabulous women do not share a universal perspective, as we know — but then again there is likely no one under 40 who thinks of Halloween as solely a children’s holiday or a woman under 50 who believes she will be 80. OK, so now we deal with it. That is what we are trying to do – but, for the most part, less successfully than we would like. Let’s not even get started on that hot model who is 80 something.

Carmen Dell'Orefice - Norisol Ferrari Spring 2013 fashion show. Via Huffington Post

Carmen Dell’Orefice – Norisol Ferrari Spring 2013 fashion show. Via Huffingtonpost.com

The 2013 Oscars

OK, I admit it.  I (and likely you) watched them.  Some of us gave up early—especially those on the east coast.  It ended by 10 PM here in Tucson so why not hang in there?  If you didn’t watch the Oscars, you can skip this blog.  But why not wonder along with the rest of us fabulous women over 60 what’s happening with this timeless event that it appears to be failing to thrill us the way it used to?

Well, we WERE thrilled to see Meryl again even if she was “only” presenting.  And we were delighted to see Barbra as she sang Marvin Hamlisch’s treasure “The Way We Were” from the movie of the same name. We couldn’t help but remember how cute Robert Redford was.  Many of us actually liked the “in memorial” section—people’s work focus and their legacies appeal to most of us at this point.  We want similar legacies—no, most people don’t know who you were or what you did; but, those who DID know you thought you were the greatest ‘whatever’. Those who don’t relate to this last point are likely in denial.

We were interested in some of the dresses.  My arm is fatter than Nicole Kidman in that great copper gown—but I loved it—the dress not my arm.  For most of the others I sort of thought two things: first, aren’t these gorgeous designer gowns sort of over?  Translation: over for Us! Do we want to look at them knowing even if Hillary wins the election the dress won’t work—at least not on us.  Second, some of the actresses are so gorgeous they would look good in anything so why bother thinking about the train, the high neck, low back, off color or the incredible fabric.

Seth McFarlane was funny but I didn’t care.  Why was I completely unfamiliar with the hosts on ABC Red Carpet (other than Robin Roberts who we are all rooting for) even though it was clear they were “old hands” at the event and instantly recognized by anyone who was anyone?  Why did George Clooney, Denzel Washington and Richard Gere look a bit older than I remembered?  How had they aged these last few years while I remain the same? I had sexual dreams about them all—but now?  Well of course I wouldn’t throw them out of bed as we used to say in our dating days of yore.  But is my lust for them the same lust I feel now for Ryan Gosling?  No, Ryan has supplanted my long-term standbys.  No one under 60 even wants to hear this information much less think about it.

It is obvious, really, when you think about it.  We just aren’t that interested anymore in things that make it abundantly clear that even with extreme effort we can’t compete.  Doesn’t mean we want to miss it next year.  Look for my 2014 blog.  I for one am still dreaming about beautiful clothes and glamour.  But seriously, I am more interested in the news and finding a pair of jeans that make me look thin.

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