This weekend we will be heading to New York for a graduation party. My beautiful and smart niece Taylor graduated from high school this year. My sister Madelyn (Taylor's mother) made a comment on her Facebook page saying how happy she was to have the last child out of high school. Maddy also made a nostalgic comment about wishing she was seventeen again. I pondered this idea and got a little nostalgic for the young me and came to the conclusion of..........Hell NO!!!!! No way would I want to go back to being insecure, inexperienced and ill-equipped for life. With that in mind I would love to share something with all of you. I was cleaning up this morning and brought my fridge back to the clean, unadorned and unmagnetized condition I had purchased it in. Many years ago a friend of mine sent me this and I had tucked it away behind a refrigerator magnet. For all you ladies over 40 this will make perfect sense. For all of you approaching 40, this is what you have to look forward to.
***********Why Older Chicks Rule*********** by Andy Rooney of " 60 Minutes "
This is for all you girls 40 years and over...and for those who are turning 40, and for those who are scared of moving into their 50's..and 60's and for the guys who are scared of girls over 40!!
As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
1- A women over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask you " what are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.
2- If a women over 40 doesn't want to watch the game on TV, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does what she wants to do. And it is usually something more interesting.
3- A women over 40 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 40 give a hook what you might think about her or what she is doing.
4- Women over 40 are dignified. They will seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it ;-)
5- Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it is like to be unappreciated. A women over 40 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends.
A younger women with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women.
6- Women over 40 couldn't care less if you're attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.
7- Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a women over 40...she already knows what you did.
8- A women over 40 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. Not true of a younger women. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a women over 40 is far more sexier than her younger counterpart. ( I love this one )
9- Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are jerk or if you are acting like one! You never have to wonder where you stand with her.
10- Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal . For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 40+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22 year old waitress. ( how many times do we hear of that!)
***For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women questioned are against marriage, why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage... ;-)
Ok...I know I will catch some flack on some of these from my younger bloggers, but hey I'm over 40 and don't care!!!!!!
Until next time..be kind and stay creative.