Monday, July 20, 2009

*****Why Older Chicks Rule*****

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 kind and stay creative.


Wanda said...

I agree with you 100% Janet!
That is the whole unadulterated complete truth.
Of course...I'm over 60...and may be just a tad bit bias! :)

Anonymous said...

I should start reading your blogs more often... they are funny and this one is so true! I'm with you... I'm over 40 and I don't care!! XOXOXOXOXOX


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your post tremendously. On the flavour of Men are From Mars and Woman are From Venus, I give you my top ten thoughts from some of us Martians:

10. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

9. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

8. Sunday = sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

7. Ask for what you want. Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!

6. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

5. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing", we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

4. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

3. Most guys own three pairs of shoes - tops. What makes you think we'd be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?

2. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

And the No. 1 thought from a Martian....

BEER is as exciting for us as handbags are for you.

Thank you for reading this; Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight, but did you know, it's like camping.

janet said...

Dear Mr. made my day and you are the reason I keep blogging!....he..he..

Marilyn said...

This is so true. I am now 62 and am happier than I've ever been. I would not want to go back to my 20's or 30's.

Kelly aka STITCHNMOMMA said...

Janet, thanks for a great laugh this morning that I really needed!! I've seen this before but still love it. It is so true. I'm a hair shy of 40 and his comments become more me everday.

Have a happy Tuesday!

Tweed Delights said...

What a hoot Janet! 3 cheers for us gals over 40, and it's all so true :) Where did you find the Martian - he's very funny!!

Justine said...

This is so funny, Janet. I've seen it before and have a copy in my desk that I look at to remind myself why turning forty is liberating. It's all so true, especially when I listened to my daughter's friend the other night complain about her boyfriend. So much drama I love doing without! Thank you for sharing.

Love the Martian. Going to copy that and keep it for a laugh also.


woolies said...

hahaha! The Martian is great.

Gallery32 said...

That is great! I just turned 41 and am loving life! Thanks for posting. BTW I posted this on my facebook page to share with my other 40ish peeps!

Andrea Q said...

Great post and comment from Anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Not so fast! As the saying goes..."If I could go back knowing what I know now"...I would write every Beatle song 1 month before they think of it! :)
The Martian

janet said...

Mr. are too funny! Please feel free to comment on all my blog post ;-)

Audrey said...

Oh my!! I need to show this to the hubby!!

Jewelles said...

lol We rule and I agree never go back .. always looking forward :)

except I did go for the whole hog a second time around and it was the best thing I ever did. We have been married for 4 years now and I have never been so happy in my life.
ty for sharing all this with us and have the best day ever!

clare's craftroom said...

Oh how wonderful ! I am over 40 and I agree with it all but I didn't know my martian had been here too !I don't care anyway !LOL !