Blogging Myself Young

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So, 2015 is the year I turn fifty.  Which means it's also the year I do my damnedest not to LOOK like I'm turning 50.  Luckily, I'm a blogger, and there are any number of companies willing to exploit my hysteria over the big five-oh, by offering me youth enhancing services to try. From cures for Continue Reading

Fifty Signs I’m Turning 50 this Year

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The New Year is upon us once again.  And while you may think of it as 2015, I think of it as "the Year I'm going to turn 50." Fifty!! How did that happen?  Well, it took about fifty years.  Luckily, with centenarians the fastest growing age group in the US, I can still call myself middle aged.  But Continue Reading

I Miss My Car

In the annals of reality television, perhaps no show is as weird as My Strange Addiction, the show about people addicted to things like eating toilet paper, eating glass, licking their cats.  Really.  But one of the weirdest -- and one of the only episodes I've ever seen - featured a man who was Continue Reading

Ten Unfair Things About Being 40-Something

An old dog. Draw your own conclusions.

If you scroll down to the bottom of my blog you'll see the line "If forty's the new thirty, someone forgot to tell my thighs."  (and my uterus, but that's another story.)  True, there was a time before penicillin, and indoor plumbing, and cosmetic surgery - when being in your forties meant you were Continue Reading

Duran Duran and Willy Wonka: I’m Retro!

The 40th Anniversary Edition of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

You know you're old when your childhood faves are now retro cool. This was brought home to me the past few weeks by two very different events: meeting and interviewing the original cast and director of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, in honor of their 40th anniversary (yikes) and the release Continue Reading

Memories of My Year (as A)broad

Lots of college students spend a year abroad.  I spent two years as a broad.  In Paris, in my twenties.  And lately, I've been reminiscing all about it.  See, I'm planning a trip to Paris next spring with my mother and my daughter.  And it's been so long since I've been there.  And I SO didn't have Continue Reading

Is Decluttering the same as Saying Goodbye?

Not too long ago, I went on a cleaning binge.  One of the things I threw out was a poster-sized blow up of a picture of me from my wedding.  My husband had blown up pictures from several different stages of my life to decorate the room in which he threw me a surprise 40th birthday party.  The Continue Reading