Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Celebrity divorces are making me feel old...

Today I'm feeling extra old.

No, it's not because my bones are creaking, or I'm having a little trouble seeing the printed page, or even because I'm sitting on my porch and yelling at those damned kids to get off my lawn.

It's because of this news article.

What the hell?  Since when do kids get divorced?

Okay, okay, I know she's not a kid anymore.  She's twenty three, I believe.  But it wasn't that long ago that she was a twelve year old, saving Antonio Banderez from strange evil plasticine people!  When the hell did she grow up?  That was only... okay, it was eleven years ago.

Another celebrity divorce that makes me feel ancient is the oh so famous Tomkat split.  She just looks so ... worn out.  Here's this girl who I remember watching on TV as a teenager when I was already an adult, and she looks like she was ridden hard and put away wet ... and not in a fun way!  I don't feel as old as she looks, but there's a little voice inside my head that keeps whispering, "No, you're older".  Seriously though, wasn't she like fifteen just the other day?

That's one of the things that's surprised me about getting older, and it really shouldn't.  Everyone always says that time seems to go quicker the older you get, but for some reason it's still taking me by surprise.  Every now and then I end up asking myself questions like "When the hell did Sarah Jessica Parker start looking so old?" and "There's no way that Calista Flockhard is really 48 years old!".

 But maybe it's less about me not noticing the passage of time, and more about my unrealistic expectations that famous people will remain the same forever.  I guess we're all guilty of it. 

But there are a couple of stars who never seem to change, no matter how many years pass.  Michelle Pfeiffer is timelessly stunning, Keanu Reeves is like wine, cheese or musicals and just gets better with age (even if his acting doesn't), and, as much as I hate to admit it, Tom Cruise looks pretty damn good for a guy who's fifty.  Dude might be as mad as a box of cats, but he's got good genes!

I suppose I can only hope to be as lucky as them in the aging department ... although I could stand to skip the whole go-insane-and-join-a-wacky-religion bit.



21 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, ever since I hit 40 everyone looks younger than me....& I don't look old! No one believes I'm 40...or that I have 2 grown kids & a grandbaby.... And all of a sudden I can't judge anyone's age, unless they're older than me!

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    1. Ooh, don't try to judge ages, that way madness lies! If someone asks you how old you think they are, just say between 21 and 75.

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  2. You're only as old as you feel. Age is just a number. That's what I've always told myself . . . haha. Now I just tell myself - - who cares?!!

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    1. If only the earth was a teensy bit further away from the sun, we'd all be younger! Of course, we'd also be frozen solid but you've got to make sacrifices for youth I suppose.

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  3. As I get older this stuff shocks me too. Mostly because people my age look old and I'm in age denial. I am with you on Keanu and Tom. Can't stand the guys but they have aged well.

    I have also noticed that I am a terrible judge of age. We were at a bar the other day and I asked my bartender friend if she had carded one kid that came up to get a beer 'cause he looked 16 to me. He was 24.

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    1. LOL! The only time I get carded is when the door guy is trying to be cute. "I'll give this old lady a thrill and ask to see her ID".

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  4. Some days I feel older than I really am. I notice people who I consider to be KIDS are, suddenly, grown up. Like... you know... the fact that two of my step-children now are married with children of their own (which makes me a step-grandfather I guess... but they all just call me "poppy" which makes me smile and think I must be a flower or a delicious seed covered bagel).

    Then some days I feel I must be holding up pretty damn well for my age. The other day I was carded for beer. Seriously. The cashier held out her hand for my ID without saying a word, and... even though there was no total on the register... I handed her cash which should have been the approximate amount with tax. She was all, "no, sir, I need your ID to sell you alcohol." Such a confusing statement... she called me "sir," yet needed my ID because she thought I was under 21.

    Maybe I was just confused because I'm getting old.

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    1. I still sometimes have a hard time realising that kids born in the 90's are even able to talk yet.

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  5. It is really amazing to see celebrities as they age. I remember so many of them as children and now they are grown and getting married, having kids, or even aging and dying. They are a gauge of our age.

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    1. I have to keep reminding myself of their ages. If I see them in a movie I think of them as that age, even though it may have been made five or ten years ago.

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  6. I went for a run this morning, I'm feeling pretty old at the moment...

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    1. Well there was your first mistake, going for a run :D

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  7. Kellie, that was a fun post. Tom Cruise bugs me like no other. I knew it wouldn't last. Celebs and their money usually come first. Re: Tiffany's -- that was a nice idea to purchase the key chain. I didn't want to buy at all.. - I just wanted the experience. I'm glad I did.

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    1. It looks like you guys had fun, and you got some bling even if it wasn't Tiffany's!

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  8. I read somewhere that Michelle Pfeiffer stays young by bathing in virgin blood... So, I'm gonna start stocking up now. I wonder if virgin blood goes bad. Can it be frozen?

    Hmmmm... I'll have to do some research.

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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    1. Hmm, virgin's blood is pretty hard to come by in this day and age ... how about born again virgin's blood? Surely that's pretty much the same thing.

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  9. LOL; I had to laugh about the Keanu Reaves comment you made regarding his acting; but he sure is fine looking indeed! I'm feeling my age because a lot of the actors/actresses I knew from growing up are dying at old ages......that means I must be getting old too? (55 in December). Where did the time go?

    betty

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    1. Keanu, bless his little cotton socks, should just get roles where he can stand there and look pretty, but not say anything.

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  10. Rightttt???? She looks like Tom Cruise legit sucked the life out of her!! Sigh...

    ...Antonio Banderas? How are you going to mention him without posting a sexy picture?! lol

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    1. It's kind of terrifying, isn't it. She just looks so beaten by life ... and kinda skinny. I really just want to give her a sandwich.

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  11. Great, now I feel old.
    I was watching one of the Sex and the City movies last night, but I couldn't watch it in its entirety. They all look older, which means I, too, am aging.

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