Wednesday, November 03, 2004

What The Hell Were They Thinking?

I cannot for the life of me figure out why so many people voted for Dubya! Were they asleep for the last four years? Do they really want to continue to make this country the laughingstock that having that bozo in office has done? Want to go to hell in a handbasket? Apparently Dubya has an express route to take us all there. Give me a freaking break. As they say, it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings, but it looks like we are going to end up with another 4 years of Shrub. Take a look at what Norma has to say about the prez in her Nov. 2 post. (Click on her name to get there.)

Before my blood starts to boil, I'll move on to knitting talk. I finished up the first slipper top last night and completed about a third of the second. The slipper is made from a double strand of wool, and I'm starting to run low on the first two skeins. I'm hoping to complete the project without having to open the third skein, so I delayed doing the swatch to test felting of the Nature Spun vs. my handspun. If work is slow today, maybe I can finish up the slipper piece and move on to the swatch.

Someone passed along a great article by Andy Rooney discussing women over 40. As a woman fast approaching 40, I really appreciate ol' Andy's words. For your reading pleasure, here it is. Enjoy!

As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 40 will not lay next to you in bed and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it's usually something more interesting.

A woman over 40 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 40 give a damn what you might think about her or what she's doing.

Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. A woman over 40 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women. Women over 40 couldn't care less if you're attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. They always know. A woman over 40 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women or drag queens. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one! You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 40+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 18-year-old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free.' Here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire Pig, just to get a little sausage.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kathi said...

absolutely baffling...it was surreal to watch the map of our country turn to a blood red(sorry, i couldn't help it!). thanks for the funny bit though...i'm 43, single and enjoying it!

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, that ole' Andy Rooney sure has his finger on the pulse of women over 40....I wonder what else he has his hand on, but that's for another day! I'm 45, and I think he has it about right. -- Norma

2:59 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Hi Donna-

Thanks for you comments on my blog. I made a mistake in 2000 and voted for Bush because I believed his "compassionate conservative" crap. I did not repeat my mistake this time. At least I can learn from my mistakes, unlike Pres. Bush....

12:43 AM  

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