Friday, February 20, 2009

In The Same Boat.

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.

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Academy Award-nominated actress, Amy Adams.

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Academy Award-nominated actress, Penelope Cruz.

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Two-time Screen Actors Guild Award Winner, Ryan Phillippe.

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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...)

Whatever.

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!
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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.

38 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Amy Adams was born in '74?!? I thought she was in her 20s!

greedygrace said...

Hot girls and guys, all of them. Especially the cat.

Britt said...

Miss Lula? I think you're smokin' hot.

When I look at you, all I see is an over-due library book .. 'cause you've got FINE written all over you! *winky wink*

=-)

Amy said...

Wierd! I was JUST looking @ myself in the mirror, after fixing my hair, thinking...'wow, my face is starting to look 'OLD'' and then I come here and read this.
I was born in '70. Yikes!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Lula girl, I am in the same boat - June 1974. And I lived in Japan in 1978... the height of the Hello Kitty craze. Crud, I'm old. (But you aren't. Really. I seem to recall that you were born in the fall rather than the summer.)

Becky said...

That's so funny that you know these, because I know the famouse people from my year too, to make me feel better!

{{ahem}} 1975-Anjelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore

When I see in the gag mags about their birthdays I think..."oh yeah...it's our so and so birthday this year!" LOL-too funnY!

Heather said...

You know I support the surgical (and outpatient) arts.

Denise said...

I have the "Eleven" on my forehead and I have seriously thought about doing something about it. But alas, all these stingy kids want to EAT! Oh well, maybe someday...

April said...

Girl....I'm even closer to some serious Botox than you! My MIL just had some "work" done....not so sure I'll go that far after seeing her afterwards!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Botox, Schmotox. You're beautiful just the way you are. And I have 3 years on you. There is ONE or TWO things I would get done though. I THINK one of your interview questions covers that so I will wait until I do it to reveal.

Have a great weekend!!!!!

sassy stephanie said...

Thirty seven over here, you BABY. ha ha

I'll take some Botox with a side order of gut sucking lipo please.

I like to think I look as great as Hello Kitty. She's still smokin' hot. I sure still act like the little girl that first met her.

Sun said...

Let's go get our botox together.

:)

CaraBee said...

Botox, schmotox, you don't need it, girl. With 35 just days away, I am definitely feeling the march of time, but mine is mostly in my body. Can I Botox my butt?

Mama Dawg said...

I'm scared poopless of anything that's injected into my body. For real. Even necessary drugs. I can't handle it. The needles don't bother me. It's the knowledge that something that doesn't belong there is inside my body. Like an alien.

Brandy said...

Needles are bad. Well unless you're getting a tattoo.

Besides you are a hot mama - you don't need any stinkin' botox. The only thing you need is a new dermotologist.

~Amy Adams...really 34??!! She looks like a baby! Now I officially hate her.~

Pinky Roth said...

So, you are approaching middle age, so what does that make me? I guess you could say I am a senior citizen and proud of it. I do not feel any older than I did when I was your age! Yes, my body does, but we will not go there.

Mom

Jenni Jiggety said...

I was born in 73...I am ready for the Botox, and maybe that microdermabrasion!

Bekah said...

i had no idea amy adams was that old................................
hahhahahaha omg i'm just KIDDING calm down

you're not old. you're a hot sexy mama with young friends like ME

mwah

ParentingPink said...

LOL! I was born in 1972, so I feel your Botox pain! And yes, I want it too - among a few other "tweaks" but I don't want to look plastic either. Penelope and Amy Adams are beauties, but airbrushing and a little nip/tuck may have helped them along the way :-)

I say go for the Botox if you want it! And do post before & after pics - that way I can use you as a guinea pig to see if I will get it myself :-) LOL

Have a great weekend!

Vicki said...

I love Hello Kitty! She always makes me feel like a kid again.

Gina said...

Ya know, If you stay on the plump side the wrinkles are merely laugh lines- but it's a life long commitment... Make sure you're ready for it.

Heather said...

Your mom is cracking me up!

Yep, I know how you feel. I work with a bunch of young twenty-something nurses...I feel ancient when I'm with them.

Where I will be all weekend.

Botox appointment next week?

Carrie said...

I don't mind my wrinkles, but I would really like some junk in the trunk.

I think I'll save up for butt cheek implants.

Although, by the time I save up for them, the only people that will see them will be the ones changing my diaper...

p.s. Couldn't Dr. Lula just write you a prescription for Botox if you reeeeeeeeealy wanted it??

I'd have him write me a prescription for some Flexiril. That's some seriously good stuff. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh...

Jen said...

Wow, those people look Gooooood! Darn, I guess there is no hope for us regular people.

Lauren said...

Ryan Philippe always pisses me off. Not sure why...

Well, I haven't really seen a picture of you, but I will agree with everyone else because blogging friends don't lie..you are hott!

Mama Kat said...

Shoot girl, you're in darn good company. That's a nice looking peer group you've got there.

I was born in 78...I'm like your kid sister.

Linda said...

I can honestly tell ya, it was harder for me to turn 35 than it was 40. At 35 I felt so darn old. At 40 I was thinking, hey this isn't so bad. And now, at 41, I'm thinking, I still look pretty darn good! Of course I probably need new glasses. That could explain a lot.

Valerie(momof3crazykids) said...

From the pic on your blog you don't look like you need botox, but it's not a close up so I guess I really wouldn't know, lol
I too I'm sure will be needing this little piece of fountain of youth soon enough. I am a year older than you.

Rhea said...

Hello Kitty has fake whiskers on her butt and a boob job. Don't tell her I said that.

Aubrey said...

June '74 Woot-Woo...wait...

Aging SUCKS. Maybe I'll look into hosting a botox party! Now can I get a Woot-Woot?!?!

Mrs. S said...

I LOVE steel magnolias :) and especially Truvy!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Crap, I'm older than you.

I love it when you quote "Steel Magnolias".

Blissful Babe said...

Lula. Beautiful. Baby.

Just say NO to Botox!

I've got something better. And cheaper! And fabulous.

You should email me.

Let's hear it for 1974!! WOOT!!!
And Hello Kitty rocks my face off.

To The Manor Boyle said...

Oh how I wish I had a dollar for everytime I have quoted that same quote... sigh..

Would I purchase botox??

Ms 1970!

Cheers,
Audrey.

angie said...

I didn't know they were all our age! Who would have known. We look much younger. he he.

Marrdy said...

I can't believe they were all born in 1974. I was a Junior in High School in 1974. What a great year. If only, if only....

Eudea-Mamia said...

I think they've already put out to pasture all the actors from 1971.

Would you mind typing in a larger font? You know I love you more than my luggage, but I'm having trouble distancing myself from the screen while keeping my hands within typing distance.

Straitjackets are Slimming said...

Thank the lord you were featured on SITS today. I hate to think I would never have found you otherwise. It's fate! I also quote Steel Magnolias daily! Best movie ever! I hope you got your botox. If you haven't, do it today!

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