This statement recently passed through my lips: "Fifteen years ago, when I was a freshman in college..."
Wait, stop. What? Fifteen years ago? Yes, fifteen years, people!
I find Steel Magnolias to be appropriate for daily quoting, so today I'll reference Truvy's observation: "Time marches on, and sooner or later you realize it's marchin' across your face."
So wise, so sage, so true, so Truvy. I never realized I'd be Botox-ready at the ripe old age of thirty-four. And yes, my dermatologist told me just two months ago, "You are definitely a candidate for Botox injections..." Thanks. Heaps.
I am not alone in my aging process. Because it will make me feel better, allow me to list a few well-known folks who were born in 1974. Like me. You know, rapidly approaching middle age.
Academy Award-nominated actress, Amy Adams.
Academy Award-nominated actress, Penelope Cruz.
Two-time Screen Actors Guild Award Winner, Ryan Phillippe.
Academy-Award nominated..........ah, forget it. Y'all get the point. They're beautiful, talented, lauded and applauded. With nary a crease on their head. (OK, so they've most likely had some airbrushing. Still...)
I find my solace in a gal who will hit the 35 mark toward the end of 2009, just like me. Look at her--Botox be damned!
Hello Kitty! The knowledge of our shared age makes me feel loads better.
As Truvy says, "There is no such thing as natural beauty."
I still want the Botox. Just so we're clear on things.