Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Age

I feel old today. My 36th birthday is in 2 weeks and I either have a urinary tract infection or my sciatica is acting up. Next thing you know, I'll be complaining by my corns and cataracts- God help me!

I have never had an issue with age, really. It's always just been a number. But now that the number will technically be closer to 40 than 30, I'm not really digging it!

The details of my life have certainly changed, but I have not. My mind, my sense of humor, my insecurities have all stayed the same as when I was 13! I guess that could be a good or bad thing.

A zest for life - laughter, joy, the basic need to have fun and be entertained knows no age boundaries. The way these are achieved, I suppose, changes. I used to hang out with friends and watch 'Friends'. Now I tweet and blog and watch CNN and Bravo. Is that an oxymoron? Or is it just the times? Who knows?

Hopefully I have matured and gained some knowledge, though that could be questionable. Certainly, I have gained some unwanted wrinkles, stretch marks and weight that make the age thing undeniable. I have fought them with a good fight. I have a bathroom cabinet full of face and eye creams that could rival any day spa. I have gained the knowledge to know that I have wasted a lot of my money on those things!

Blogging is a beautiful thing (unlike me in the red polyester jumpsuit!)! Age is not a boundary. I can alienate and entertain people regardless of age! When I first referred to my "70's" party- I heard from a couple of people that said they weren't even born in the 70's- GULP! My mind immediately assumed they were like 12- because, 1.) I'm not good at math and 2.) I kind of feel like time has stood still.

I hope I am mature enough to understand my limits when it comes to my writing. Blogging has also made me reconsider that. I have a tendency to be too honest. I know that. That won't change, but if you are insulted or throw up a little in your mouth from something I say, you can let me know. I think it's good for me to know and it can help me grow, hopefully not larger or older, just in a metaphoric way!

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19 comments:

zeghsy said...

darlin' you do NOT look 36 (or even going to be 36). remember that. revel in it. get carded because of it! and that 70's party, ROCKS! all the disco my little heart can handle? totally the best party ever! (that was a lot of exclamations, what can i say, i like 70's parties.)

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

Well I got a lovely bunion for my 30th Birthday. No more cute little heels for me, too much pain. Just when I was starting to feel like a sex kitten I am forced into Orthopedic Dr. Scholls Velcro Tennis Shoes. Not Really, but flip flops or tennis shoes one size bigger is my new reality cry cry cry until surgery.

See it could be worse!

jaime said...

Tena you are not OLD! you rock and you still know how to have fun and laugh at yourself and others and you need to snap outta it! (slaps you like Cher in Moonstruck).

there. feel better?

The Mom said...

Would you mind if I copied and pasted this into my blog in February for my 36th....i can totally understand...and as far as my body...it's falling a fricken part too. Totally sucks when the last pelvic ultrasound you had showed a little beansprout baby, and now your new one shows fibroids.

sorry for that tmi.

Annie said...

All the more reason to pull out more polky and have another party.
I join you next month at 35.

Tiffany said...

Um, I wasn't born in the 70's but I think of you as being my age. You just made it back into your 20's WOOHOO!!

C said...

I so feel you on the age thing. I turned 36 in May and it was a hard one, being over the hump and closer to 40 than 30! I still feel the same as I always did and it's hard to reconcile the differences in the me then to the me now. I'm trying to embrace it. I am wiser than I used to be and there are a lot of reasons I would NEVER want to go back to the 20 y/o me...but if I could get my 20 y/o body back? I'd be there in a heart beat (and I would appreciate it SOOO much more, I promise. God, are you listening?)

~Christy
http://www.heavyonthecaffeine.com

Insane Mama said...

arg, I'm 37 AND hate it! i LOVE YOUR PICS IN YOUR HOT RED OUTFIT. Sorry I don't know why my caps. is on. Blogging has set a few limits for me recently too.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Age...poohy. I too am getting too close to 40 for comfort...but I see a much younger hot woman in the mirror, but a much older frumpier one in pictures...I don't know for sure who I am...do you know me??

Deb said...

I feel ya on the age thing. I'll be 37 on October 30, and not super happy about it. I think in order to celebrate you should take your slutty van, pick us all up, and we can go party like 21 year olds!!

I like your honesty. I admire it.

Sully Sullivan said...

Oh jeez, I was definitely born after the 70's...haha, way to make you feel better huh?

Just from your avatar you are looking way younger than your ages. Must be all the creams.

Honeybell said...

I'm 37. My husband is 31. I feel your pain. Although I wish I was as stuffed full of hawtness as you are!

Deb said...

darlin i'm 42 and age really is just a number. you look great, you love large, you have a good time, a good heart and you live everyday like you may not get another - nothing else matters.

amelia bedelia said...

ok, ya'll!! I will be 40 in December! so, shut up! and miss tena, I love it that you are so honest, that's hy you are one of my favs! And to make you feel better, I watch the weather channel when nothing else is on. I can remember my grandmother doing that. You look great!

jill jill bo bill said...

PLEASE tell me your birthday is on the 24th and we are twins!! Only your age and look like you (minus the red jumpsuit-blue is better)

jill jill bo bill said...

I think I am the oldest one on here! AAAGH. fine. I am going to go knit something now...

Jill said...

Happy upcoming Birthday! I must be honest and say that I love being in my mid-30's far more than I loved my 20's.

I agree with everyone else - you don't look at all like you're in your 30's!! Late 20's maybe....

I hope you do something fun for your special day!

HappyHourSue said...

2 sayings that I have posted on the frideg:
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?'

and

"You're not as young as you used to be, but you're not as old as you're going to be, so enjoy it."

Terri said...

THIS KILLED ME!

"I heard from a couple of people that said they weren't even born in the 70's- GULP! My mind immediately assumed they were like 12- because, 1.) I'm not good at math and 2.) I kind of feel like time has stood still."

sooooo me too!