Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm Working On A Dream

It's been strangely quiet on this here blog lately. Sorry.
Not because I don't have anything to say, but because I am still computer-less at home.
And at work? Well that darn thing called work keeps getting in the way. Been busy.

Not much new here in Anger Managementland. EXCEPT.......it's the start of Birthday-rama. This Friday, October 16, I will be 52 years old. Yes, 52 and proud of it.

So, in honor of my 52nd Birthday here are some words of wisdom from people far smarter than me (hello, not that hard!):

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Mark Twain

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Samuel Ullman

Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. Chili Davis

The years teach much which the days never knew. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain

A woman is not old until regret takes the place of dreams. John Barrymore

Every wrinkle is but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life. Charles Dickens

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty the youth of old age. Victor Hugo

Everyone is the age of their heart. Guatemalan Proverb

Age is a high price for maturity. Tom Stoppard

By the time I have money to burn, my fire will have burnt out. Author Unknown

Old age is fifteen years older than I am. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Men do not quit playing because they grow old, they grow old because they quit playing. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Does age poison us, or do we poison age? Astrid Alauda

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces to their hearts. Martin Maxbaum

Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother(Jerk!). G. Norman Collie

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. Henry David Thoreau

First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.

The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down. T.S. Eliot

You know you've reached middle age when a Doctor, not a policeman tells you to slow down. Author Unknown

The great think about getting old is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. Madeleine L'Engle

One of the best parts of growing older? You can flirt all you like since you've become harmless. Liz Smith

In a dream, you are never eighty. Anne Sexton

I don't do alchol anymore, I get the same effect just standing up. Author unknown

Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving. Author unknown

Middle age is when your classmates are so gray and wrinkles and bald they don't recognize you. Bennett Cerf

Youth is when your allowed to stay up late on New Years Eve. Middle age is when your forced to. Bill Vaughn

True terror is when you wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. Kurt Vonnegut

In dog years, I'm dead. Author Unknown

If youth but know, And old age only could. Henri Estienne

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I'm old, there is no respect for age---I missed it coming and going. Ann Priestly (This is the story of my life!)

And finally my two favorites:


OLD AGE AIN'T NO PLACE FOR SISSIES! The late, great Bette Davis.

I ain't no sissy-la-la. I can handle being old!!!


Judi said...

Gotta get this girl a computer for her birthday so we can follow her along and do what SHE DOES to stay so sassy!!!
So, tell us, what the hell are you doing to celebrate????
Oh, and before I forget to mention....one time I went to a Columbus Day parade in hopes of having 2 fun parade days a year. But, alas, all I can say is---the ravioli were great. Didn't go back. I can make my own ravioli.
Happy early B-day!!!

Anonymous said...

im not sure i can handle being old...i'll let you know when i get there!!! Keto

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

I am going to Sausalido in Bloomfield with 16 of my closest friends. The Anger Management Girls!
This year I didn't even have to threaten with the "you will be dead to me if you can't make it!"

Judi said...

Hope it was fun! Guess no one got you a new computer for your birthday. Or, maybe you are still recovering....
Missing ya, my 52 year old buddie!

Judi said...

Sure hope you are BUSY doing fun stuff....!!
Missing your blog posts....I've been having Eileen withdrawl!!!!
Thanks for checking in....I needed a dose!

Judi said...

Oh shit...I'm actually having the shakes....this Eileen withdrawl is worse than when I quit wine for lent one year (yeah, I'll never do that again....)
Do you have a paypal acct? If so, I think I might start a collection there so you can get a new computer!
I can't take it anymore....!

Bette's Bags said...

Just found your blog via burgh baby. I feel I have found a kindred spirit! I've been ready you blog posts and keep nodding my head and smiling. Others around me (I'm at work) are wondering if I've finally lost my mind.
The greatest thing we have in common..Strong Irish Grand-mother and mother! Carry on sister!