April 20th, 2004

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Women Over 40--Thank You, Andy Rooney.

While I rarely share this sort of thing, I couldn't resist this time.

For anyone else 'over 40' (smile), I think you'll appreciate what's said.

Andy Rooney's View Of Women Over 40

Andy Rooney says.... "As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

An over 40 woman will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.

If an over 40 woman doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And it's usually something more interesting.

An over 40 woman knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants, and from whom.

Few women past the age of 40 give a darn what you might think about her or what she's doing.

An over 40 woman usually has had her fill of "meaningful relationships" and commitment." The last thing she wants in her life is another dopey, clingy, whiny, dependent lover.

Over 40 women are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. (Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.)

Over 40 women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

An over 40 woman has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women. A woman over 40 woman couldn't care less if you're attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to an over 40 woman. They always know.

An over 40 woman looks good wearing bright red lipstick This is not true of younger women.

Over 40 women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise over 40 women for a multitude of reasons.

Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 40+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize.

-Andy Rooney

It might sound trite, but many of those comments are right on the money. LOL.

I'm struck by the fact that women need to reach a age... um... certain level of 'maturity' before they realize certain things about themselves (and life in general).

One 30-something friend I know who has an amazing body and is striking to look at (not just pretty or beautiful) can be convinced she's 'too fat' or 'not that attractive' by the smallest comment any man she encounters happens to make.

I'm serious. She's considered a beauty by almost everyone who knows her or has seen her. But men--any man--can easily make her feel like shit.

What the hell is that about?

While I--a woman who is ten years plus older than she and is over-weight to boot--have enormous self-confidence. You'd have a hard time convincing me I don't look good. Seriously.

And women who 'cling' to their men? My sister Marilyn mistressmarilyn used to constantly experience that. Oh, hell, she still does! When she walks into a room we'll see these women who suddenly grab the guy they're with and start to hang all over him. (Okay. We get it. He 'belongs' to you. Get over it.)

It's true, by the way. Women over 40 don't 'betray' their friends. (Regardless of what you've seen on TV.) When the man in your life 'fools around,' it's going to be with a younger woman (of course). Not just because he finds younger women attractive, by the way! LOL.

Of course, many women over 40 aren't that worried about monogamy, either. If the guy wants to 'stray' then let him! He'll be back. If not, who wants him???

Okay, that's it for now. I could go into far more detail, but I'm sure you get my point.

(Thanks, Andy. I'm not a fan, but this could change my mind, I guess...)
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