Tag: Aging

Forget Your Nails, Let Me Look At Your Knuckles

Nobody wants to get old. Well, maybe a few people do but for the most part aging is not the most desirable thing in the world. There are a lot of downsides to getting older so it’s no wonder that women do things to try to make themselves look younger.

For instance, a lot of women dye their hair thinking that if they go back to their original hair color they will automatically look 10-20 years younger. Ha! This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Dying your hair jet black, platinum or ruby red makes you look older, not younger. It so obvious with a bad dye job that you’re trying to turn back the hands of time, which is an okay thing to do; it just shouldn’t start with your hair follicles.

If you’re clothes are too tight or too short you’re showing your old age. Women who dress too “youthful” seem like they’re trying too hard to prove that their body still looks nice. As you age you should dress with more modesty, not with less fabric. Please don’t try to expose your wrinkles & liver spots to us all at once!

Stop using “youthful lingo”. I don’t expect you to use words like ‘’busted” or “my bad”, but you should speak like it’s ‘14, not ‘74. Remember every generation has its own vernacular, so you run the risk of messing up certain words & phrases if you try to keep up with the latest lingo from this generation.

Stay away from the club – it’s for young people. Nobody wants to be the “old guy” in the club, nor does anyone want to see the “old guy” in the club. I mean shouldn’t they be at home with their family? It’s just depressing to see someone older hanging out with a younger crowd, instead of a crowd closer to their own age. Imagine going to Chuck E. Cheese’s at 20 – it just doesn’t look right (especially if you’re not with any children). There’s just some point when you realize that certain places are meant for younger people.

Dating younger is meant for those that are older. I’m sure there are a lot of “cougars” out there & there are plenty of young men who like older women but it still looks rather ridiculous to me. Every time I see a coupe like Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher I always think that a woman like that is trying to recapture her youth. I mean, what could you possibly have in common with a man that much younger than you are?! Although being with a younger person may make you feel youthful, you look so much older standing next to them. Doesn’t a prune look even more wrinkled sitting next to a grape? Lol!

At the end of the day, people can do whatever they want no matter how ridiculous it makes them look.

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I’m Over 30. I Guess I’m Not Young Anymore

This article is from Buzzfeed & I LOL’d when I read it. I hope you do too! My favorites are #1, #2, #3, #18, #20, #24 & #30.  Which ones do you like the best?

1. You constantly forget that you’re not in your twenties anymore.

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After college, the years just sort of start to blend together. So, in a way, you are perennially 22 years old mentally, and often financially.

2. People start to think there is something LEGITIMATELY wrong with you if you are single.

People start to think there is something LEGITIMATELY wrong with you if you are single.

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Just because you are in your thirties doesn’t mean you have to be married. Explaining that to your parents, on the other hand, is a whole other ordeal.

3. Your middle name should be “Busy,” since that is what you are all the time now.

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What with all the housewarmings, kid birthday parties, traveling, and work, you barely have time to remember to eat. J/K, eating becomes your new best friend. I love you, Cherry Garcia.

4. Your Facebook feed will be nothing but new baby pics.

Your Facebook feed will be nothing but new baby pics.

Some of them are yours, probably.

5. You will seriously consider moving to a more affordable part of the country.

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You can buy a house in Detroit for a pack of cigarettes, I hear.

6. The clothes from your twenties now make you look like you are trying too hard.

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7. Which is why you will look for “sensible” and “comfortable” clothes when shopping.

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Bonus if they are both “roomy” and “flattering.”

8. There are two camps of people: those who work out and those who work.

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A small population does both. Those people suck.

9. Getting carded is AWESOME.

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“You mean I look 21? Oh, you have to card everyone? Just let me have this!”

10. Your favorite foods will now wreak havoc on your insides.

Your favorite foods will now wreak havoc on your insides.

Chili fries? LOL. Like the raven doth say, “Nevermore, sucka.”

11. Investing in quality becomes important.

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And most importantly, doable. That means spending a little more on better clothes and maybe even a better car.

12. Hangovers will destroy you.

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You used to drink everyone under the table. Now you’re just under the table trying to figure out how you got so wasted off of two Amstel Lights.

13. The classic rock station is now playing your high school playlist.

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Since when is Nirvana classic rock? Wait. Nevermind is 23 years old? When did that happen?!

14. Quiet never sounded so good.

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When did the world get so loud? And bright? Close the shades, will ya?

15. Your back will hurt for no damn reason.

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You go to sleep on the eve of your 30th birthday with a healthy, youthful back, and awaken the next morning with the back of an 85-year-old carrot farmer.

16. Same goes for your feet.

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Time to start investing in orthotic shoe inserts! How fun!

17. You will gain hair in all the wrong places.

You will gain hair in all the wrong places.

But lose it in the places that matter most.

18. You will now have divorced friends.

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How adult is that?

19. Re-watching movies from your youth is a bad idea.

Re-watching movies from your youth is a bad idea.

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RIP Flight of the Navigator. I should have kept you in my memories where you belong.

20. Marathons everywhere.

Marathons everywhere.

Who knew so many of your friends were runners? Maybe you should do one. Nah, forget about it. There are Oreos in the cupboard.

21. Gray hairs will begin to multiply like horny bunnies.

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Ugh.

22. Somehow you are now a person with answers.

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When that intern at work asks what they need to look for in renting their first apartment, you will have actual advice. Actual. Sage. Advice.

23. Your clothes won’t be the only things laden with wrinkles.

Your clothes won't be the only things laden with wrinkles.

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Time to buy the Costco-size jug of night cream.

24. Activities like apple picking and wine tasting will be your new wild weekend plans.

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And both will make you tired the next day.

25. The only dancing you will do is at weddings and work parties.

The only dancing you will do is at weddings and work parties.

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Clubs? Those are for the youth and people desperately clinging to what they have left of their own.

26. Plus, dancing all night requires multiple water breaks.

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In your twenties you could dance all night, slamming shot after shot while living la dolce vita. Now it’s “I need another water. Can I get you another water?” as you slink off the dance floor drenched in sweat.

27. Talk of cool new bars and bands is replaced with talk of mortgage refinancing and preschool applications.

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Yeah, it may seem mundane, but seriously, how did you get little Kevin into that preschool?

28. The repercussions of your twenties will catch up with you.

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Those credit card offers seemed so reasonable at the time. So did the trip to Europe you used them on. Now you’re stuck paying for a trip that was ultimately “just OK.”

29. You wouldn’t go back to your twenties for a million bucks.

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Unless you go back and use the money on investing more wisely for your thirties, because then it’s a deal.

30. You can’t wait to be 40.

You can't wait to be 40.

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Because by then you’ll totally have all this shit figured out, right?

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Another birthday is coming up and it’s time for me to think about my next year of living. I can honestly say that this wasn’t my greatest year, but there’s always next year. I don’t like to spend a lot of time reflecting on the past and prefer to think about what I can do in the future.

Because my birthday falls towards the middle of the year (the month of May), I like to think of it as a mid-year New Year’s eve celebration. A new year for me begins when I turn a year older. And since its midyear, I also reevaluate my New Year’s resolutions. What should I be doing differently in my life? How can I turn my year around? These are things that I think about every time it gets close to my birthday.

Whenever there’s another birthday people always ask “How does it feel to be another year older?” I never quite know how to answer that question. Do I feel older? Yes. Do I look older? I hope not. Do I feel any wiser? I’m certainly trying. (lol)

I know people say that you should celebrate life every day but I don’t normally do anything too special on my birthday (only the major ones). I am looking forward to celebrating this year with some of my friends by singing live karaoke. I already have my favorite Whitney Houston song picked out (no, it’s not I Will Always Love You)! I am also looking forward to possibly having a celebration again next year (although it’s a little too early to tell right now).

Oh well. At least I get to still check the same box on all those questionnaires (the 26-35 year-old box). J

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What’s The Point of Living A Long Life?

I think that living too long is pointless. Old & young people alike often say that they want to live to be 100 years old. But why?! What can you possibly do at 89 or 93 that you didn’t get done when you were 75 years old?

Don’t get me wrong – it’s nice to be able to boast about how long you’ve lived and all of the things you’ve seen in your lifetime, but there aren’t too many other advantages of old age. I just think that everything that you wanted to accomplish should have been checked off your list when you were younger.

We all know that once you pass a certain age, quality of life diminishes. So what good could it possibly do to live a life of diminished quality? There are so many things that go “south” as you get older. Everything from deteriorating health to losing your longtime friends (who are also very old). Even your own family members probably aren’t visiting you that much. Your grandchildren & great-grandchildren have a life of their own and may only see or call you on your birthday or around the holidays, at best. As you get older, you just can’t do as much as when you were younger. And that’s just the normal cycle of life.

Personally, I’m afraid to get old. I know that aging is inevitable, but I’m not looking forward to all of the physical ailments that come with the aging process. I don’t want to live too long for fear that I’ll lose relevancy in this world.

I’m more concerned about having a full life, not a long one…

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