The Chocolate Lady

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Warning Signs

Ok, Im a total blogging flake, Im sorry........

Now that I have that out of the way, I figured I should write SOMETHING, since Grandma J has linked folks here.

For those of you that are younger than me, I thought I would just warn you about a few things that lie ahead;

1. Your personality might change. As a professional in the psychology field, we were always taught that certain personality characteristics never change, one of them being introversion/extroversion. I have always been a 10+ on the Myers-Briggs, as a full on extrovert. Being in crowds was such a thrill, I love concerts, Fairs, chaos and people....it was an adrenaline rush. The idea of being, for example, in Time Square at midnight, sounded SO.EXCITING. But guess what, at least for me, this has all changed. Im now about a 4 on the scale, at best. I no longer like crowds or even noise. Take for example, our recent trip to Disneyland. It bugged me to all heck to have people breathing on me in line, or with their knees poking into my back as we waited on Main Street for the parade. We found a spot on the parade route 2 hours early, for the express reason of getting a large area. I spread myself, my things, my children, the stroller, etc. to make sure that we have ample room. My Honey does not understand why I take up so much room, and I remind him that if we give people an inch of space, they will take it, and we need A BUFFER! Sure enough, by the time the parade starts, people are touching me and pushing on me, I DIDNT GET THERE 2 HOURS EARLY TO HAVE MY BOUNDARIES VIOLATED PEOPLE! Even in the movies, I can not stand people being directly behind me, because they will inevitably talk, kick the seat, and....CHEW LOUDLY! I no longer like to go to crowded places, but prefer to just sit on my fat rear watching events on TV. Im telling you people, personalities do change, people do get old and crochety, Im living proof!

2. Wrinkles happen. I vividly remember looking in the mirror when I was 28 and being so troubled by my first crows feet. Hello, now, I think of that day and shake my head. Because that was nothing compared to today. I now have deep trenches and valleys etched across my forehead, and I appear to be a smoker, thanks to my mouth wrinkles (even though I am a staunch anti-smoker!) Somehow, over time, the wrinkles happened, slowly, slyly, and it would take a lot of botox to even begin to make things better.....but Im not ruling it out....

3. Which leads me to another thing that happens....if you are one of those people who adamantly opposes plastic surgery and stuff....dont go making any costly bets that you'll never do it. Trust me people, it stinks to have wrinkles, bags, dark circles and sun damage. Not to mention, a lap band wouldnt hurt. So, personalities change, and so do opinions on plastic surgery.

4. Even if you feel like you could dance on the table, dont do it, your back will hurt in the morning, if you dont fall of the table first and break an ankle.

5. If you join the Fan Club of a certain HOT BAND (INXS), you have now become like the blue haired, Wayne Newton fans. Even if you feel like a teen, you arent.

These are just some of the things that happen when you age....in case you were wondering.

12 comments:

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Happy Birthday, Heartshaped Hedges!!

I'm an INFP on the Meyers-Briggs thing. I find that whole thing fascinating.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

The Running Girl said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Cortney said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you are back. Life was not the same without you, Pooper, Beauty, and Little One! :)

Rebeckah said...

Happy Birthday! You look beautiful and I can't see any wrinkles at all. Not a one : )!

Kjersten said...

Happy Bday Kim! BTW, I have not liked walking by Abercrombie & Fitch in the mall since I was 27 years old. That place is like a night club in the mall. The pounding music and the cologne sticks to you even if you don't walk in the store. Yuck. I sound like an old fuddy duddy. And I am ok with that.

Grandma J said...

Boy, I'm glad you cleared that up! I was starting to think I was getting old.

Happy birthday!!

Some People Call Me Mom said...

Happy Birthday!

I actually went to a HS homecoming dance recently. When I wasn't muttering under my breath about girls wearing shirts for dresses - I was feeling like I was the old lady yelling at those darn kids to get off her lawn.

Hope your day is wonderful.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday.
I love Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loopas.

Veronica said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY....I MISS THE FUN ADVENTURES OF YOUR FAMILY
-veronica

sista #2 said...

You just had to go and mention wrinkles........thanks



peace
#2

Jason said...

Some of these things have already happened to be. The rest are just around the corner.

Pumpkin Delight said...

Ha! Ha! That's a good post...well worth the wait. I loved it all! Happy Bday too!