Thursday, November 20, 2008

Permayouth isn't what it's cracked up to be

Yesterday an overly chipper personality on morning television noted that it was Meg Ryan's birthday. She's 47. Cool! So am I. Wait, not so cool. I don't look anything like Meg Ryan. Is it just me or do celebrities seem to be more like kidults, wearing the same clothes and doing the same activities as teens and adultescents? Try and think of the last time you saw a celebrity photographed with adult children. Go ahead. I'll wait.

See? It's cause people will realize just how old they are! I read recently that middle age is now considered 50s or 60s. People routinely feel (and sometimes act-you've seen it!) ten to twenty years younger than their actual age. 27is the new 47! We're stuck in permayouth.

I don't know about you, but I'm happy to be older and hopefully wiser. Yes, I would be thrilled to have the body of a twenty-year-old, as long as I get to pick which twenty-year-old body I get. Because with some 20 somethings I've seen, I'd be getting a makeunder. I'm just sayin', that's not the direction I want to be going!


Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

Yeah, they always look soo good. I'd love to see a shot of them straight out of bed. However, I do love their style!! You look like a super 47!

Cari said...

Yea, probably if we had makeup artists and personal trainer we'd all look like celebrities. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Mark said...

You DO look 27!!! Most Gorgeous Woman on the planet!!!

Shari said...

When I look in the mirror I proudly say I EARNED those crow's feet! Those others are just smile lines! But then, I don't know what to say about the cellulite, saggy arms, bulging... well, you get the idea.

Enjoyed the new vocab!