Tuesday, November 14, 2006

On Becoming A Classic...

Today, Nov. 15, is my birthday. I'm 51. (And you thought I was going to talk about books!)

Now, normally at this age, people are edgy, leery of what black balloons or whatever like items their friends are going to fire at them. Or the red hats. God forbid, the red hats. Last year, at 50, my friends bombarded me with red hat items. (This was after my husband called them and told them that BLACK was definitely out!) However, I really am not a red hat kinda gal. Although I have nothing against the red hats (actually I rather like them--I look good in red) I'm a blue jeans wearing woman with style who would rather think of herself as a classic. You know, still sleek lines (perhaps a little worn), beautiful and something that could still give that old guy pleasure. Unfortunately, the red hat ladies go by that poem that talks about being old and wearing tennis shoes, purple and...well, red hats.

Sorry, I just can't see myself in that. So, the other day in the paper I find this article about the Blue Thong Society! After reading this I said, "Hey, that's me! I still have a kick in my gate! I wanna be a blue thong!" I looked them up. They're a set of savvy women who want to have fun.

And it occurred to me, something about blue thonged women would make a good book. I'll be working on that, but in the meantime, I'll be having lunch with my friends again this year, and you know what? I think I'll buy them each a blue thong...

Have a great one to all out there.

~ Lise


Angela Breidenbach said...

Happy Birthday Lise!
And, I'll take one of those blue thongs, lol.

Helen said...

Hi Lise,

'I still have a kick in my gate' lol. Never heard that one before. I don't know about the red hat thing. The blue thong crowd sounds more interesting. I turn 50 after Christmas, but I wouldn't be a red hatter or a blue thonger. I don't do sleek and sophisticated. My motto is,'No outfit is complete without cathairs!':-0


Sharon Schulze said...

Happy Birthday, Lise!

I like the blue thong idea :-). I'll be 50 in a few months, and I don't know that I'm quite ready for a red hat, either (nothing against 'em, and my MIL has a great time with her local group, but I'm not there yet).


Nancy Morse said...

Happy Birthday, Lise! I'm 59 and I don't want to hear about red hats. I've tried thongs, but whatever the color, I can't quite get used to the feel of the things.

Susan Macatee said...

Happy Birthday, Lise! I'm 51 and your story about the red hats made me think of how, in my mother's generation, women all wore those short, permed, teased up hairstyles when they reached a certain age.

But, not me. I proudly wear my gray-brown hair shoulder length and loose, like I did when I was in my twenties.

Anonymous said...

While red is my favorite color (hence, the name of my latest novel), I'm a bit annoyed that the color red has become associated with "old."

Now, the Blue Thong Society, I'll have to look into that. :)