Being Grey and Living With It

My hair started going grey when I was about forty. For awhile I pulled out the betraying strands, then I coloured it and then… I gave in to the inevitable. I guess. I just stopped bothering about it. This was easy enough for me. I only see myself the odd time, quick checks in the mirror to make sure nothing is too out of place.

However, it seems to be a bigger issue for my Mother and somewhat my family. They see me more often than I see myself. It’s been a challenge for them to see me with grey hair. Especially as it keeps evolving, taking over.

My grey hair is growing around my face. My Grandmother also had grey, mainly framing her face with the rest of it sticking to the original colour. Fading from the front to the back, with the back pretty untouched by any grey at all.

Don’t misunderstand. I’m not exactly liking it. But, I’m living with it. If I were blonde the grey would be less noticeable. I’m brunette so it has more contrast between the grey and brown. I’m living with it.

My family have taken longer to live with it. Interesting when it isn’t on their heads. But, I think it has to do with perception, and how they feel about themselves getting older along with me. I’m the oldest of four siblings. So, I get to be first down this road and they can’t do much but be next in line.

Fes Up Challenge from Facebook

This was posted by Bev. Here are my answers.

‘Fess up challenge!
-bath or shower? Shower
-straight or curly hair? Curly
-favorite movie? Not really.
-favorite holiday? St. Patrick’s Day
-Android or iPhone? Landline only.
– texting or calling? Email.
-Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
– favorite type of food? Mexican but not spicy and no cilantro.
– dream job? Evil villain or horror writer.
-favorite pizza? homemade with mozzarella cheese
– favorite cake? homemade cheesecake
– night or day? Very early morning.
-summer or winter? Winter
-wine or whiskey? Pass the coffee.
– favorite egg style? fried in butter on a toasted plain bagel.
-favorite TV show? Not really
-hair up or down? Got a shorter cut now I mostly just let it do what it wants.Or I tame it with a bandana when it goes too far.
-jeans or leggings? Sort of track yoga pants. I don’t want something clinging to my curves or showing my ass.
-favorite rock band? None.
-favorite color? Dark red, sometimes orange or blue.
-pullover or button-up shirt? Sack, with sleeves.
-flip flops or sneakers? Bare feet or clogs. Boots if there is snow.
-big pursue or small? Massive. I’m prepared for impulse travel.Plus, I always bring a book, a camera… other stuff.
-how many tattoos? None
– how many piercings? Five in my ear lobes have never healed over from a piercing accident in my youth.
-diamonds or pearls? I prefer Rhinestones with a lot of flashy colours.
– favorite animal? Cats, barn cats, feral or big cats.
– Rap or country music? Turn that down!
-Hiking or fishing? Exploring without harming worms or spiders.
– favorite place to shop? Second hand stores.
– best feature? My face. I’m 50+ and no one believes me. (They aren’t just being nice to the crazy, old lady).

More Impressed with Fully Dressed

Eliza-dushkuEliza Dushku. I’ve seen her in the Buffy and Angel series and again in Dollhouse. Why are most of her photographs (posing for publicity) not like this? Here she has elegance and power. But, most female characters/ actresses are posed inelegantly, often with legs open so the focus is not on their face. If men were posed that way it would look obscene or far too cocky (literally).

Not so different from female Doms. Most are shown in tight clothes with a lot of skin and body parts exposed. Meanwhile men show almost no skin. They tend to look mysterious, in command and a little threatening. They don’t look like hookers.

I know someone will have a thing about the use of the word hookers. But, that’s how I feel. If you have a conniption about it, read the blog of someone who agrees with everything you think. Yes men types should stick together. I prefer to be a free thinker. I decide what I think and when I change what I think. You only have that privilege for yourself.

Anyway, I prefer the photos of Eliza fully dressed. My favourite being the full length black dress. eliza-dushkuEliza_Dushku

Aging Horribly or Just Unforgivably?

An 80 year old woman should get botox rather than age normally and naturally? “A little botox wouldn’t hurt” they say.

Actually it probably would. I don’t think sticking sharp things into your face is painless, then the time for healing from the whole thing, the risk of infection and having the procedure botched.

I really think aging naturally should be acceptable and graciously accepted (especially by the media)!

Most of the people in this article are just getting older. Other than naturally aging they look pretty much the same as they did in younger years. Some have gained weight, all have some wrinkles, marks, etc on their skin. Time changes us and cosmetic surgery isn’t a time machine. Ironic that in cases where actors have had plastic surgery they complain about that too. There is no winning because no one can look 16 forever.

To the entertainment media: Stop it! 

To the public: Stop buying it!

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Source: 24 Celebrities Who Are Aging Horribly

Yes, isn’t it shocking?!!! An 81 year old woman doesn’t look 20! Bridgette Bardot is alive and well.

Pierced for Frameless Eyeglasses

It is a good idea. An option for people who don’t want to wear contact lenses on their eyeball but don’t like the frames of eyeglasses on their face either. Still, I feel squicked at the idea of having my face (other than ear lobes) pierced. So, as good as it could be for some people… I won’t be trading in my eyeglasses, with frames.

Image source: Never Lose Your Focus – All About Colored Contacts

Handsome Face for the Weekend: Yannick

I do like having a Canadian as the Handsome Face for the Weekend. In this case, I’ve been watching Yannick Bisson on Canadian television right from his early days. Getting older suits him. There is a confidence mixed with an open friendliness. He looks great in the vintage formal wear on Murdoch Mysteries (and Sue Thomas F.B. Eye) and as a cowboy on Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy.

Another great thing about him – he married his high school sweetheart and is still married to her 25 years, and 3 children, later. He likes being a family man, not just another pretty face.

Yannick Bisson on:

There is a Yannick Bisson Appreciation Society on Facebook. There are more fan sites but this one caught my attention.