Monday, April 24, 2017
At a Certain Age by Brenda Whiteside
I saw Ann Margaret in a movie last week. She's in her 70s, and I thought she looked awful, not because of her age, but because she's trying to not age. The facial surgery was obvious. Most of us hate wrinkles, but the alternative (if you have the money) sure doesn't seem like a good alternative.
There is a quote that I thought one actress was known for, but when I looked it up, several actresses have been credited in one form or another: At a certain age, a woman has to choose between her face and her ass.
I have to think the quote was before plastic surgery became so popular.
I went looking for other quotes along the same line. The following are noteworthy:
There comes a time in a every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne...Betty Davis (Love it, I think I'll start keeping a bottle around.)
Look at that! Look how she moves! That's just like Jell-O on springs...movie, Some Like It Hot (This one is very old and shows how men used to view a nice shape. The perfect woman now is slim and muscled. Marilyn Monroe was anything but.)
I identify more with who I feel myself to be than what I look like...Carrie Fisher (This is one I'd like to subscribe to.)
Now I'm off to do a few sit ups and stand on my head!