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on the topic of looking/feeling younger

Posted By: sm on 2005-08-18
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I dont really know how to say this, so here it goes...sometimes older women in denim shorts and tank tops look...like older women trying to look young. I am not trying to disrespect anyone, but come on ladies, we've all seen them.  The person in the skimpy shorts and low cut top and bleached blonde hair, she turns around and lo and behold, she's your grandmother! That is not attractive! Women can dress and feel sexy without having to borrow our daughter's clothes! Just IMHO!

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looking/feeling younger
Actually I say more power to them. I think it's great that an older woman wants to keep up instead of wearing those polyester pants and orthopedic shoes. I see several woman a lot older than I wearing ankle bracelets, toe rings, capris. I say go for IT. I didn't know there was a rule for how old you have to be to wear certain clothes.
any tips for looking and feeling younger?
I've always been a health nut and was going to school to become a nutritionist until I found out how much math I would have to take.  I have about 30 grams of  fiber in my diet, and water to keep the GI running "smoothly" but the most recent thing I started was drinking about 1/4 cup olive oil mixed in with a V8 per day about a week ago, and it makes such a difference in my skin, its firmer, eye circles are gone, and softer and thicker, fine lines just about gone.  It also aides in digestion to get all those nutrients to the skin to help repair it too. 
but I was younger than
I went out of state one time to visit relatives.  We had gone to a bar (a real down-home, dirt floor, southern type of bar) was having a great time.  Went for a ride with a "cowboy" I met.   Nothing happened, we went to his place to pick something up, drove me around past several local attractions.    The people I was  with were worried, but of course could not stop me.   Everything was okay, and he took me back to the bar with my relatives, and the evening went on as before.  But when I think back on it, HOW STUPID WAS THAT.  Anything could have happened, and I should have known better. I was in my early 30's at the time.  Not sure what point I am making, just that we all do stupid things that we can't even believe, looking back, that we were dumb enough to do. 
You are probably MUCH younger than me... I'm 45 and...
in my day, NOBODY went to preschool.  They hardly existed.  We all showed up on the first day of kindergarten with that being our first school experience.  We learned how to sit still, listen, cooperate, and we played.  We didn't show up having spent 3 to 4 years in preschool and with our parents fretting over whether we could read as well as little Johnnie.  Too much pressure on kids these days.
My DH is 4 yrs younger than me.
Who is 30 and younger and in this biz?
When I was younger...
I was always having to defend my working at home plus working nights to boot. My aunt in particular used to give me a bad time and actually still does sometimes. She was a social butterfly and felt I'd never meet any new people, but life in general has changed a lot since she was out there in the real world. After nearly 20 years of working in an office environment, I was more than happy to be able to work from home. I'm plenty "social" enough during the daytime outdoors, running errands and spending time with a few other people, am active in church and don't get lonely. I prefer more of a homebody lifestyle. When I retire, I'm hoping to do a bit of traveling to places I've always wanted to see. I'm with you, to each his own. My experience is that people who appear to be having a great time out there running around often are not all that happy/contented with themselves anyway.
You are right about waitressing, wish I were younger

My daughter works for one of the popular restaurant chains in town.  She makes a fortune in tips!  One night she had a to go in just to serve one party of 20 that was a "preorder" (food was ready when they got there), hardly did a thing and she got a $75 tip! 

I was like, "Gee! Do they have any openings?"  Her feet kill her at the end of the night, but I could donate my wrists and fingers to science and I don't get any $75 tips.

all women in their 40s should go out with younger men
My DH is 14 years younger than me
and for some reasons I agree with you, but for others I'm not too sure.
I agree with you. Younger MT's need to SM
find something else, because there is no future in this and what future there is will be peanuts.

Can you get someone elsee to babysit children? I would have a long talk with hubby.
I'd look 20 years younger too.
Bad job on Kenny I think. I guess he is better than Joan Rivers though.
It was actually my younger sister!!
No idea what prompted it.
Actually, with the war, there will be no SS for the younger generation...
They are constantly discussing this in the news of how to save SS for the younger generations. We are actually paying your SS with our SS because there is 0 right now due to the war. My husband keeps telling me we will probably have to save for our own (ages 39) if we want any at that time. The baby boomers will be paid by our SS and we will have nothing. This is a heavy topic with my husband. Bush keeps saying we'll worry about it then...pretty scary.
I'm 1 of the younger generation

and I didn't come out of college expecting to make 6 figures.  Credit card debt and living beyond your means is not age-specific.  I have seen many a retired folks lose everything because they couldn't manage their money.  Had to have the flat screen TVs, RV, boats, vacation homes, etc you spoke of. 

Other than the age factor, I do agree that many people are living well beyond their means.  I talked to someone just last night, who happened to have bought my best friend's house just last summer.  They're selling it now and looking for a cheaper place to buy.  When we asked why, they said they couldn't afford it.  They have 2 brand new SUVs (just bought the 1 this past winter).  I've always said the people who drive nice vehicles often don't have a pot to p!ss in.  When vehicles are costing $40,000+, I don't see how any one can afford 2 plus a nice home.  Take a drive through your local trailer park and you'll see what I mean.

As for me and hubs, I have a minivan that's 10 years old, but we keep it in good condition, and my DH has a 2001 car that is in very good condition.  We also keep an old Ford Ranger truck (1995) around for yard work, etc.

All 3 are paid for.  We have very little on a credit card, that we'll be paying off as soon as the 0% runs out on it.  We also have 3 kids and a house.  Many-a-day I wanted to buy something and didn't because I didn't have the money and didn't want to pay for it for the next 10 years.  Those are the choices that some make.

On the flip side, not everyone makes enough to even live, and for those I am truly sorry.  I have no pity for the ones that just don't know how to manage money.

It is beyond me why younger people are getting in this right now but I guess they will eke out what
they can.
Y not? As doctors get younger, they'll all be able to
Internet slang their medical reports using their blackberries.  TPW AAK.  (The patient was alive and kicking.) 
She could outskate all those younger athletes! sm
Kimmie M. was good (and she does get to go to the Olympics) but Michelle can skate circles around those young girls. Emily H, who gets bumped from the Olympics, does not have half the talent Michelle has and that certainly showed in her programs at Nationals. She looked very inexperienced. I say send Michelle. The others don't come close to having a shot at medal, she does.
Mick and Keith are 62 and Ron is younger....sm


just cause you probably look like you're 70 and you're probably 50 isn't anybody else's problem except yours.


Older/younger generation.
I did not say that the older powers that be did not start the whole thing. My point was that we certainly cannot count on this generation to save the day. I am 52. My mom did not work until I was older. We did not have all the "stuff" that I now have. Now my husband and I both work our ends off to have what is now considered a normal lifestyle. This generation tends to feel entitled to this lifestyle. Because it is harder to maintain now by just working a regular job, people are willing to do less ethical things to maintain, and it will get worse.
Forgot to mention - I am an 80s Teen - younger than you! nm
I am an older woman and I dont fit that at all. In fact, I know a lot of younger women trying to
work and take care of kids that fit that scenario.
I do love those younger gals though, the always pudgy ones in hip riders and too too tight tops.
so attractive with the roll hanging out.
A trivia game question mentions Colonel Sanders; younger players had
(Has KFC been around THAT long????
On the topic.......
I would certainly hope that any woman, young or old, has the common sense to wear what is most attractive on her. Of course, that doesn't always happen, but ya can't lump any group together by age, etc., and say that one particular style won't look good on all women in that particular group. We're all unique and what may look fine on you will look like hell on me. Or vice versa.

I'm a size 1-2-3, depending, and even though I'm almost 48, I do have to do most of my clothes shopping in juniors. Not all, mind you, but the majority. I hate to admit it, but I own shorts from the girls' rack (size 12). I also work out on a daily basis and have my natural brown hair. The makeup I own could be stored in a single small Glad bag with room left over. I wanted to switch from bikinis to one-pieces this summer, but friends told me that I would be crazy to do so.

I wonder......are you talking about someone like me?

Please think before ya post; you just might offend someone. :)
Off the topic but really need help with my dog. sm
My 7-month old little cocker was neutered on Friday. Overall, he is doing good, eating fine, drinking fine, up and around and in generally good spirits. The only thing we have had to do is give him Benadryl and 1/2 aspirin three times a day to keep his agitation level down since he was extremely off the wall the first 36 hours. He has one of those clear lampshade collars. Now, my question is, I would like to take the collar off since he can't scratch his ears or play with his toys-and he does love his toys. How on earth do I keep him from licking the surgical site? Does anyone have any good ideas? The aspirin is helping, but he still wants to lick. My son told me he used lots of vaseline with red pepper mixed in for his dog, but I'm afraid to try that. My luck he would get it in his eyes or in his sutures. I had a female years ago that was spayed, but never had a ounce of problems. She didn't lick once.
off topic...
I would say there is no such thing as "Somewhat unfaithful." That is like being a "little pregnant." SO, first just say it - your husband was unfaithful and you worked through it.

No, you do not have a right to feel angry and betrayed by your mother-in-law. You did not marry her nor she you. The 2 of you did not exchange vows. You have a right to feel hurt that she's having a relationship with the other woman and not you, but who she communicates with is her business. Now you know, mom-in-law is NOT your friend. Most mothers-in-law are not friends with their son's wives, so join the club.

You say your marriage is now stronger than ever - that's where your focus should be, not on your mother-in-law. Be cordial with her, but she's given you evidence of her true colors and you should not take her into your confidence again.

There is never a topic here (sm)
As far as comfort goes, I think it is great.  If the frame would make it higher, then that would be good for an older person as they would probably have a problem getting down on the floor.  (I know)
Along the same topic as below...

What do you find makes a man sexy? Is it his eyes? his smile? his ruggedness? his sensitivity? Or is it all of the above?

For me, it's all of the above.  I love a rough and rugged man, not a sissy man that's afraid of getting his hands dirty! Deep eyes that can see right through you...a smile that still looks like a child...and sensitive enough to cry over The Notebook...

Hey, that describes my husband to a T!!! Woohoo lucky me!!!

Off topic, but why...
did you take the "O" out of God? Just curious...odd to me that you would do that...no flame here, just an honest-to-goodness curiosity question
Trying to keep this topic near the top! sm

I wanted to do some research on the stuff we're discussing (offshoring), but unfortunately I cannot find recent information.  I googled "bills to stop offshorting" and came up with this article:

Markey Introduces Bill to Block Offshoring of Consumers' Personal Data

WASHINGTON, DC -- May 13, 2004 -- Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Co-Chair of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, today announced that he is introducing legislation to clarify the rights and responsibilities of companies, their regulators and consumers regarding the protection of privacy in global commerce.

Rep. Markey said, “It is becoming increasingly clear that both our jobs and our privacy are being shipped offshore, and federal regulators aren’t doing nearly enough to stop it. In effect, regulators are telling consumers to ‘check your privacy at the shore.’ The bill I’m introducing today will help stop this dangerous trend from continuing.”

The bill Rep. Markey introduced today, the “Personal Data Offshoring Protection Act of 2004” (HR 4366), would prohibit companies from transferring personal information to any person outside the United States without notice and consent. Specifically, the Markey bill:

  • Requires any business enterprise that transfers personally identifiable information regarding a US citizen, such as the citizen’s name, address, financial information, medical records, or other personal information to first provide prior notice to the citizen;

  • Requires such businesses to allow consumers to block (or “opt out”) of information transfers to any countries that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has determined provide adequate and enforceable privacy protections, such as the European Union (EU);

  • Requires such businesses to obtain the prior consent of the consumer (or “opt in”) before personal data can be sent to other countries that the FTC determines do not provide adequate and enforceable privacy protections;

  • Bars companies from refusing to provide goods or services to consumers who elect to exercise their “opt out” or “opt in” consent rights, or from charging consumers more if they chose to exercise such rights;

  • Provides for enforcement of the bill’s restrictions by the FTC by defining violations of the bill as a violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act’s prohibition on unfair and deceptive acts or practices, thereby allowing the FTC to seek injunctions against violators and to impose financial penalties of up to $11,000 per violation;

  • Provides for additional civil remedies against violations, including authorization to the state attorney’s general to bring civil actions to enjoin violations and impose monetary penalties of actual monetary losses or up to $10,000 per violation, whichever is greater; and,

  • Provides a citizen whose privacy rights are violated with a private right of action to sue a business who has violated the act for actual monetary damages or up to $10,000 per violation, whichever is greater.

Rep. Markey noted that Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) recently introduced similar legislation in the Senate (S. 2312).


It is a few years old, but I thought someone might be able to use this as a place to start.  I also attend college and am going to try to use the school library resources to find out some more information.

Off topic
Did anyone seen the Today show this morning? I have seen and heard it all now.... The Ultimate Outsourcing- people going to India for surrogate mothers!!! OMG.... compared to about 80 grand they would pay here in the US, they would pay only 30 grand (This includes travel for the perspective parents to india).
Off your topic, but
On Topic
Well aware of that - just in a rush while typing - but thanks - so do you have an answer to my question?
Off topic -- but regarding the CMT behind your name, SM

what does this mean and what does one have to do to get it?  I am also a CMT and just wondered how this works.  You may email me if you want.  Thanks.

This is a different topic really and I don't
IMO, newbie MTs should not work on ASR. They typically do not have the knowledge base required, at least with regard to acute care, to be able to discern when what they are seeing and/or hearing is incorrect in the context of the report.

ASR editing requires a different skill set than straight transcription and new MTs need to focus on developing their knowledge base.

The problem is that the experienced, quality MTs that should be working on ASR and properly training the platform should never take the crummy wages wages paid for ASR editing. So the MTSOs have created a catch-22. They don't pay enough to attract quality MTs that will improve the quality of the ASR platform which would in turn improve production across the board so the settle for newbie or subpar MTs who will work for the measly pay they offer, but the quality of the ASR never improves or even gets worse, which slows production causing MTs to speed up to make more money and miss errors, which the ASR adopts as correct, etc., etc.,
The topic is about
whether or not one "can" or "should" transcribe in public. Was just pointing out that I cannot because of a written policy. I am very happy in my stable hospital work-at-home job thank you very much.
On the granparents topic..what would you do.sm

In our house, the kids have been raised that if they do something wrong then we should hear about it from them, not someone else.  This helps to foster responsibility and open communication so things can be discussed as the growth and get into mishaps of the ages.

Hubby's mother has always wtached the kids while we are on vacation.  This year I was a bit leary and so I made other plans, which he had a fit about it would hurt her feelings, blah blah blah.  I left STRICT instructions for my good friend to be called for ANY trouble with the kids as she is not known for being good at standing up to the kids...hence the worry with 3 teens.

Anyway, we get back from vacation, everyone is weird the first night we are home.  The kids all go off to school the next day and even weirder is that my MIL stays in her room until hubby is up.  THEN she comes out bawling and blubbering about how we should not be mad.  After 30 minutes of her crying jag it comes out my son was arrested while we were gone.  She did her ususal, no punishment, no in trouble of any kind and let him sit on his ass while suspended.  To top it all off, AFTER she leaves I find out he was suspended AGAIN only 3 days later and nobody bothered to tell me this...I am told by a daughter who informes me she waited for her bother to tell me or her grandmother as my son had thrown the origial mail to me away.  I just blew up..to say the least...suspended twice and arrested in 10 days....whole new territory to me and all she can do is cry about how we should not be mad at him and not to punish him.  Really?

Now, I REFUSE to let my children go there as I do not feel she has any idea what dangerous behavior is and even when she had the names and numbers of others to deal with any problems decided to hush things up and not use them.  To top it all off, SHE told my children not to say a word to us when we got back....basically having them lie to our faces when we asked how things went, etc. when we got back.  I am sooo furious I could spit.  Hubby cannot believe I will not let her have my children any more and says I am insane. 

I want other opinons if YOU would entrust your children to someone who pretends such activites did not happen and sweep it under the rug and break huge house rules of being truthful with the parents.  She pulled the "if you love me you won't tell your mom and dad" crap and do not feel she can be trusted with supervising teenagers for any time whatsoever.

Yes I am. That's what the original topic was, after all.
agree with you on the Nagin/Blanco thing. Did you want to change the subject?

I don't have tunnel vision.
You can usually tell by the topic whether or not it pertains to MQ.

Jumping in topic....
A third of my work is radiology and the rest is basic four reports.  I prefer doing rad because of the fast pace.  It's a small hospital with a rotating doctor and I do anywhere from 50 to 150 (this is not counting combined reports) reports a day which only takes a couple of hours of my day.  Would really like to do more rad but afraid of the committment it would mean.  Any suggestions?
off topic...need help with cat problem..sm
does anyone know of a good over the counter tape worm medication.  the cat has fleas and a tapework. I know the frontline is the best for fleas, but unsure of the tapeworm.  Thanks for any advice!
I think it means it's a hot topic -
been viewed a lot of times.
off topic, but bear with me here
would you be upset if your husband had been somewhat unfaithful in the past, but the two of you worked through your problems and sought counseling and now had a stronger marriage than ever?  except you didn't know for certain about the somewhat unfaithful part until after you had reconciled and renewed your vows?  but then you find out that your mother-in-law knew about the infidelity and preached to you about marriage and family without telling you the whole story?  because it was her son's place to tell me, not hers.  and now you find out that she is friends with this other woman and calls and emails her on a regular basis, which is more than she does with you?  do I have the right to feel angry and betrayed here?  or am I seriously just overreacting and freaking out about something that's in the past?
Off topic - please do not flame...
I will be moving to a smaller house (simplifying and paying off my mortgage in the process..yay!) and will need an Aerobed for guests. For those of you who own them, are they comfortable enough for an elderly person? I have seen some really high ones and see that you can now purchase a separate frame. Any thoughts? TIA.
Off Topic. Does anyone take Lexapro?

I was on it for generalized anxiety disorder and it worked great.  I felt like me minus the anxiety.  No side effects at all.  But I did some research about weight gain and so I stopped taking it.  I was only on it for one month and the weight gain supposedly starts to appear after a few months to a year.  And we arent just talking 5 pounds or so.  People are reported 30-50 pounds.

I would like to go back on it but I have been really good with my exercise routine and am really looking forward to fitting nicely into that bikini this summer.  I am torn. 

Anyone out there who takes Lexapro and has not gained weight????

why not start this topic? sm
Those who want to participate can and those who don't won't. The lady asked for help and advice not insults. Grand for you, you were smart enough not to put yourself there but this girl made a bad choice and her aunt is asking for some help, support and ideas.

Why be ugly about it?
I know this is off topic, but I just had to share with everyone that
$30,000.00 scholarship for her community involvement going back to 7th grade. She wrote a paper on how all people should get involved and make a difference in other peoples lives. I'm the proudest mom in the whole wide world! :D
Great Topic! sm
I use the basic sites:  Google, One Look, Rx List.  Here is another great word and equipment site that I saw posted on this forum:  www.eneel.com .  Here's an interesting site to search hospitals & nursing homes: www.zapconnect.com .

off topic, but still re: cats
How on earth do you keep a cat from getting on the hood of cars? My cat is five years old and only does it occasionally. For some reason it is always late at night. I can peek out the window and see him perched just as proudly on my car and--gasp--a time or two on a neighbor's car. I hate him getting on mine and I surely don't want him on anyone else's car. A couple of times that I've caught him on mine I hit the alarm from inside the house hoping to scare him enough that he'd be afraid of the car and never get on it again. No use. I only catch him every week or so. Any advice???
great topic
I worked for a company out of Ohio for a day. I had problems getting into their system on my first day but did what I could. I e-mailed her the problem and what needed to be transcribed yet, etc. She e-mailed me back and fired me along with a good butt chewing! Wow! Mind you this was day 1 and no orientation given on their part. I shrugged it off and moved on!