Golden Lucy's Spiral Journal

Going on 87...Savoring and Surviving the Senior Years

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Loco Lucy

I'm a wreck. Atwitter, aflutter---assuming it's possible to do both at the same time. I've also had an ugly vanity relapse which I think is probably poetic justice for making disparaging remarks about self-centered, humorless, grumpy old men. (And yes to all of you who reminded how self-centered, humorless and irritable many old ladies are. I think I agree with Terri---old men may be more gracious in death than spoiled and fearful old women.)

But let's talk about me. My current nervous condition is all due to Ben and Teresa's wedding this weekend. I'm the only one doing any worrying around this house and I'm sick of it! I mean, there's laid back and there's laid back. My kids are so laid back they can only see the sky. Thank goodness Teresa's family knows how to fret productively. I simply can't do it all myself!

In addition this vanity thing is getting out of hand. Hair, nails, clothes and jewlery. Make-up, gifts and shoes. It's all I think about. Doctor, dentist and podiatrist. I've seen 'em all in preparation for the big event. Carole feel proud of herself because she may have found a "fabulous vintage dress" at the thrift store. AAACCCKKKK!! Thankfully all Jack has to worry about is picking up his tux---and Ben will probably end up doing that.

I know I've written about this kind of thing before but I really must vent. At least YOU'll listen! I appreciate that.

BTW, and not that it's any great loss, I won't be posting or commenting until after the wedding. I can't sit still long enough to do it. But I'll be back soon with pictures. Maybe even some of the wedding.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Girls' World

Sorry boys. I know this might put your shorts in a twist, but I'm going to say it anyway. I think that women over 70 are generally cuter and more interesting than you guys at that age. Yes, I do believe it's true.

From 40-70 there's no doubt men have the advantage. When it comes to free sex, the reasonably interesting 55+ guy with a decent income and no social diseases will beat a witty 55+ year old woman with botox and cosmetic surgery almost every time. He doesn't even need hair. Aside from a few media divas, it doesn't matter how "well-preserved" a woman might be. As far as society and popular "culture" are concerned, Mrs. Robinson was pushing the envelope.

However, excepting Sean Connery, few men in their 70's and beyond seem to retain their edge--or their sense of humor. Hey, I don't claim this is an empirical fact. It's just my opinion---which, at my age I'm certainly entitled to. I also allow there are some frightfully witty old guys like Old Hoss or the eloquent and interesting Octogenarian rattling around in cyberspace. Oh, and of course, there's Art Buchwald.

The thing is, I can name 5 sparkling over-70 women for every irresistible man at that age---not that I plan to get in an actuarial pissing contest about it. (I find old dead guys even less attractive than the live ones.) No offense fellas. Like I said, just my opinion.

As Monk says, "I could be wrong now. But I don't think so. "