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Old 01-07-2016, 02:41 PM   #61
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I thought Carrie Fisher wasn't aging well when I saw her in When Harry Met Sally...and that movie was made in 1989.
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Old 01-07-2016, 02:44 PM   #62
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I thought Joan Rivers looked amazing for her age, but then I've heard rumors that she switched from a plastic surgeon to a taxidermist a number of years before her untimely death..
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No one likes the physical aspects of aging but you have to accept it or be unhappy. My Mom would say that she would feel about 40 in the inside and then catch a glimpse of herself in the mirror and think for an instant "Who is that old woman?" It does beat the alternative though)
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No one likes the physical aspects of aging but you have to accept it or be unhappy. My Mom would say that she would feel about 40 in the inside and then catch a glimpse of herself in the mirror and think for an instant "Who is that old woman?" It does beat the alternative though)

You have to accept those aspects of aging over which you have no control short of plastic surgery. Staying or getting into shape, getting plenty of sleep, eating right, etc... Can slow the onset of many old age conditions. Carrie Fisher didn't do that. Naturally, this doesn't negate the bias Hollywood has against older women, but the truth is that youth and sex appeal still sell.


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I got the hint that I was starting to look older, when older-looking women started to smile and speak to me in public places. In my experience, older women tend to let their eyes skid off of younger women and act like they don't see them, even if the young woman looks at them in a friendly way. [Unless the young woman has a baby with her - they'll see her then]. I wonder if they even know they are doing this.

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older women tend to let their eyes skid off of younger women
And, for the guys, when 'younger' women don't even see you.
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And, for the guys, when 'younger' women don't even see you.
I have struggled with using my power of invisibility for good or evil.
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I am going to be 60 later this month. ( female)

I am 5"10. Some days, when I wear flat shoes and loose clothes and no bra, I look and feel 100 and frumpy.

Other days, when I wear boots with 2-3" heels and stand up straight, with a good bra, my "good" purse, and my chest thrust out, I can still get looks. ( and YES I have a blouse covering my bra!!!)

I see men look and I feel good!

It's just too hard to stand up straight with my chest thrust out every day.....!

But I still do it occasionally to see what happens. Then I exhale and go on with my life.
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I am going to be 60 later this month. ( female)

I am 5"10. Some days, when I wear flat shoes and loose clothes and no bra, I look and feel 100 and frumpy.

Other days, when I wear boots with 2-3" heels and stand up straight, with a good bra, my "good" purse, and my chest thrust out, I can still get looks. ( and YES I have a blouse covering my bra!!!)

I see men look and I feel good!

It's just too hard to stand up straight with my chest thrust out every day.....!

But I still do it occasionally to see what happens. Then I exhale and go on with my life.
Gee - how odd. Can tell you are female because you put effort into it.
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I am going to be 60 later this month. ( female)

I am 5"10. Some days, when I wear flat shoes and loose clothes and no bra, I look and feel 100 and frumpy.

Other days, when I wear boots with 2-3" heels and stand up straight, with a good bra, my "good" purse, and my chest thrust out, I can still get looks. ( and YES I have a blouse covering my bra!!!)

I see men look and I feel good!

It's just too hard to stand up straight with my chest thrust out every day.....!

But I still do it occasionally to see what happens. Then I exhale and go on with my life.

Useless without pics!
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.........I see men look and I feel good!.............
That's a relief. I thought I was just a dirty old man.
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I am going to be 60 later this month. ( female)

I am 5"10. Some days, when I wear flat shoes and loose clothes and no bra, I look and feel 100 and frumpy.

Other days, when I wear boots with 2-3" heels and stand up straight, with a good bra, my "good" purse, and my chest thrust out, I can still get looks. ( and YES I have a blouse covering my bra!!!)

I see men look and I feel good!

It's just too hard to stand up straight with my chest thrust out every day.....!

But I still do it occasionally to see what happens. Then I exhale and go on with my life.
So why is it the only time DW ever comes to look over my shoulder and read forum posts I'm reading something like this?

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Mr. A. tells me he sees men "looking" at me in the gym. I am oblivious to this. When I was a little girl, I disliked being "looked at," and I guess I learned to tune it out.

I strike up conversations with both sexes, though, and the men seem to have more interesting things to discuss (except for a lady from New York, who makes me laugh with her wisecracks!) Could that be because the men are making more of "an effort" to be interesting? I dunno. I just like talking to people who have something to say.

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Mr. A. tells me he sees men "looking" at me in the gym. I am oblivious to this. When I was a little girl, I disliked being "looked at," and I guess I learned to tune it out.



I strike up conversations with both sexes, though, and the men seem to have more interesting things to discuss (except for a lady from New York, who makes me laugh with her wisecracks!) Could that be because the men are making more of "an effort" to be interesting? I dunno. I just like talking to people who have something to say.



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I've found that having something interesting to say generally gets me in trouble...
Trying to say something interesting has the same effect with me.
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But I still do it occasionally to see what happens. Then I exhale and go on with my life.
Gues you are not "Waiting to exhale"
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What a coy remark. Examples, please?

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What a coy remark. Examples, please?

No need to be coy, Roy... 😬

One example: while sharing a few bottles of wine with friends, some of whom are nurses, I mentioned the new studies that conclude that dietary cholesterol, saturated fat, and fat in general, are not well associated with circulatory diseases. They looked at me like I was from Mars...

Change subject to who's winning on Dancing with the Stars, which I might have watched once...
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What a coy remark. Examples, please?
Me to one of the lady skaters who came by one day without skates and dressed, hair down, lipstick etc.. Gee I have never seen you dressed up before.
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Oh heavens, that's another version of the oldest "oops" line in the book...how many times have I heard, and laughed at, "Gee, you look really different with your clothes on!" from someone who only ever saw me in the gym.

Now, just the other day, a man informed me, by way of a compliment, that I dress better to go to the gym than he does to go to work. Again, I cracked up (imagining him wearing my 2-piece gym outfit, colorful shoes, and bead bracelets and necklaces to his place of work).

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