The Art of Aging Gracefully

Rotting Aging isn’t a bad thing. There are perks in getting older such as wisdom, AARP membership and young folks believing what you say because they think you’ve been there and done that. Getting older isn’t a negative thing at all. So it’s important to age with grace. Here’s how:

10 tips to aging gracefully:

  1. If you’re going to lie about your age, make sure you look the age you claim to be.
  2. Be sexy not slutty. There’s nothing worse than watching a mature woman act like a “ho” past her prime.
  3. It’s about quality not quantity. OneΒ awesome candle on your birthday cake is better than creating a fire hazard.
  4. Don’t go broke on anti-aging products. They really don’t work; if they did then plastic surgeons would be out of business.
  5. Don’t dress like a tween if you grew up using the words keen or groovy.
  6. Look beyond the wrinkles, the age spots and the grays. Now is the time to look at inner beauty. If you’re a terrible person, then sorry Charlie … I can’t help you.
  7. Be young at heart, old in wisdom and a sex fiend at any age.
  8. Don’t embarrass your kids by trying to be hip. There’s nothing worse than a parent trying to bond with kids by acting like a kid.
  9. Don’t recapture your old glory days. Create your glory day today … everyday
  10. Tell your stress to go to hell.

How do you age gracefully?

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54 Responses to The Art of Aging Gracefully

  1. Ooo yeh, love this one just neede a kick. Wonderfully written. Bless you….. πŸ™‚

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      These thoughts have been flitting around my noodle for a while and they needed to be released πŸ™‚

  2. There is no such thing as old Gracefully. Thats what plastic surgeons are for. I want Botox for christmas

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      I’ll talk to Santa about your wish πŸ™‚

  3. hollyjb says:

    That’s awesome! I think my Mom does a pretty decent job at this. I had a friend whose mother is 2 or 3 years younger than mine. She thought my Mom was younger! Plus, I’ve heard from a women that works with skin products, make-up and the like that people who still get pimples or have acne problems don’t get as many wrinkles or something like that. So, seeing as how every month I start looking like a whiny teen with bad skin I might just be able to manage it :P.

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      @hollyjb
      Yeah people prone to pimples have oily skin and thus are less prone to wrinkles. Everything has its check and balances don’t they?

    • Shonnie says:

      That’s because the products used to clear the skin also fight aging while clearing up the skin. πŸ˜€

  4. k8edid says:

    I don’t do anything gracefully – including aging. But I do it with enthusiasm, humor and passion. It is better than the alternative.

    I am glad to see you encouraging women to be a sex fiend at any age. So many people refuse to acknowledge that people are sexual beings throughout their lifespan. I think the idea of “dirty old man” is pretty widely accepted for older men with strong libido, but I think the general consensus is that women, past their “prime” don’t want or need sex.

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      @k83did

      Your last statement is soooo true. And the irony is that we hit our sexual peak at a later age … just when men’s schlongs need Viagra. I’m a sex fiend and I’m single … no wonder I’m a crazy chick.

  5. hawleywood40 says:

    Love this! For some reason #6 is my favorite. If I’m aging gracefully myself, it is due to frequent visits to the fact that I genuinely never wanted to grow up, even before I started worrying about “looking old.” This reminded me of something funny though. The other night at the pub, I was celebrating my 41st b-day with a few girlfriends. A dude was eavesdropping on our conversation, sent us a round of shots and said he never would have guessed that I wasn’t turning 25 if we hadn’t been talking about it. I just laughed and said “nice try, but next time go for believable. If you said ’35’ it’d be a compliment. When you say ’25’ we all know you’re just trying to get laid.”

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      @hawley
      Love that story. Some guys aren’t very smart in their bs. He found you attractive but didn’t know how to play his hand. Well at least you got a round out of it and a laugh … not a bad thing.

  6. 10.Tell your stress to go to hell.

    I shall do that immediately. Will it listen?

    I still say “COOL” …Is that okay?

    Great list. & Soooooooooo true, L.
    xx
    oh, I like this, too: 2.Be sexy not slutty

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      Cool is okay as it’s timeless in my noodle’s opinion.

  7. hollyjb says:

    Yup. When I was a pre-teen (12) people thought I was 14. Now, when I work at McDonald’s all the 17 year olds think I’m there age. I have 8 years on them! I’d like to think I look at least 20, lol. It really depends on what I’m wearing, my hair, and my make-up. I think kids that age are just bad at judging ages. I’m still bad at it. ^_^

  8. Aurora says:

    Thanks for the kickstart! I needed that today, LFR. Great reminder that we are “golden” not olden girls who kick ass in our own gracious ways!!! Write on, you Crazy Chick. Love this! πŸ™‚

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      Aw thank you fellow CCer. We do need a kick start sometimes don’t we? I struggle everyday to live up to my vision. I don’t always succeed, but blogging about it helps and of course support from my crazy chicks. Luv you Aurora and luv to all the CCs out there πŸ™‚

  9. Great post! Don’t worry too much about aging cause my friend, I will always be older. πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      πŸ™‚ Age is relative isn’t it? I’m ancient to some and at the prime of life to others. It’s like beauty … age is in the eye of the beholder. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. #2 is essentially why I posted about when I should take my belly button ring out. Answer: not yet. Hey, I gave you an award… http://thesinglecell.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/in-which-i-bestow-honors-on-people/

    Aren’t you excited?!

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      ooh I sure am. An award is always a good thing. Thank you πŸ™‚

  11. I’d like to have some keen answers for this 10-20 years down the road! As is, #7 made me laugh, especially in conjunction with a quote I saw while looking for the origin of a quote I used in my entry today.

    Learning and sex until rigor mortis. — Maggie Kuhn

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      I’ll have to check out your newest post ….

  12. Okay, “keen” and “groovy” are out. How about “swell” and “golly”? Just kidding! Great post–love the one about one awesome candle rather than risking a fire hazard. You have such a great sense of humor!

    How do I grow old gracefully? I am taking care of the body I was born with with nutrition, exercise, and meditation. No plastic surgery or “procedures” for me. I’m proud of every wrinkle on my face and body. I earned them through a zany life that’s all my own. I’m finally proud to be me. Why, in heaven’s name, would I want to fix what I’ve finally come to realize was never broken?

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      A very good attitude to have.

      Swell and golly … now why didn’t I think of those words. Good catch Lorna … πŸ™‚

  13. Six and nine are my favorites. Irony? I don’t know about graceful, but I do find that with each passing year I find it easier and easier to be annoyed by teenagers.

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      I get annoyed by giggly teens, then I remind myself that I was that annoying once.

      • I know. It makes me want to get in a time machine and punch myself in the face.

        • Lafemmeroar says:

          ooh I feel that way sometimes, but I’m not bit into my own pain πŸ™‚

  14. Team Oyeniyi says:

    I love it too! Great reminder that aging is really not that bad.

    I actually like where I am now, but I’ll admit I’m a bit worried about hitting 70 (which is now only 14 years away).

    Someone stop the clock!!!

    Loved the one about anti-aging products!!

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      By the time you reach 70 that age will be the new 50. So if you look at it the “Crazy Chick” way you’ll actually be younger πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ Hope you come back soon.

  15. Ugly Shoelace says:

    Number 10: Totally awesome.

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      #10 is sooooo important even though I think it’s the hardest thing to do πŸ™‚

  16. Dawne Webber says:

    I loved the list. I think I should read it every day when I get up.
    Also, Vaseline is the best anti-aging product ever.

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      I’ll have to remember Vaseline then πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by …

  17. Ruth D. says:

    Cool! I totally agree! #2 is the best…you know, when you’re 40, you don’t want to look like lady Gaga or anything. That’s just ‘ew’.

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      It’s embarrassing when I see “mature” women trying to be a decades younger. It looks contrived and desperate.

  18. The list made me laugh, and thats the best anti ageing medicine I know. Now where’s my stick

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      Aw thank you for laughing … readers’ laughter cures my Monday blues. Hope you come back soon πŸ™‚

  19. Patti says:

    I am totally on board with creating the glory days now – it makes me really sad when people try to relive their youth rather than appreciate all that they’ve learned and experienced since then.

    For me at almost-53, aging gracefully has come to mean sticking with what my own likes, dislikes, dreams, favorite activities rather than doing what anyone else seems to perceive as appropriate for over-50 crowd. (and I throw away all invitations to join the AARP)

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      Age does settle us into being our own unique selves πŸ™‚

  20. Lori Wescott says:

    There is nothing worse than someone over the age of twenty-five having hair all the way to their waist. Doesn’t matter what you do to it. That’s stripper hair.

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      lol, is stripper hair real or extensions? you’re funny.

      • hollyjb says:

        Not that my hair is that long, but I would like to keep it long for a while yet and I’m already 25 :(, lol. Does this mean I have to cut it on my next birthday?

        • Lafemmeroar says:

          lol that is totally up to you … crazy chick πŸ™‚

  21. momfog says:

    You mean I should abandon my midriff baring tops and skinny jeans and stop blasting Katy Perry in my car? Huh, I thought my kids liked those things about me.

    I don’t care how old I get, I’m not getting that old lady haircut (“brown football helmet”–Steel Magnolias.) The hair stays long, but I’ll wear it in a respectable french twist or bun. πŸ™‚

    Great list.

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      Thanks. I like the french twist or bun. I wish I had the patience for long hair or a nice shaped head so I can go bald. I’m extreme in that way.

  22. jezibelle says:

    I prefer to tell people I’m older than I really am. That way they can say, “Wow, you look really good for 40(50…60, etc.)!”

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      @jezbelle

      That’s a good way of doing it. It doesn’t matter how old you claim to be so long as you look great for being that age. Thanks for visiting me πŸ™‚

      • jezibelle says:

        No prob! Very enjoyable… Keep ’em coming.

        • Lafemmeroar says:

          I definitely will πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  23. #8 is good advice. But teaching 11th grade kept me current with the slang, the moves, the tunes. etc. for three and a half decades. The age gap was to be respected but I was popular and appreciated because I could slip into the universe of a 16-18 year old. Today it worked well with my 8 year old granddaughter as we worked on school project. In addition my 30ish kids are not adverse to discussing things that most young adults would not dare to share with their well meaning but uncool parents.

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      Being a grandfather must be fun πŸ™‚ Also, from visiting your blog and the humor you put in it–I can see how you would be popular with the students πŸ™‚

  24. Bodhirose says:

    Good list here, Laf. I age gracefully by having inherited good genes from my parents. My mother is turning 86 this month and looks very youthful–she has beautiful, almost wrinkle-free skin. My entire life, I have been thought of as much younger than I really am–drove me nuts when I was a teenager, twenty-something, but no more. I am now reaping the rewards. Plus, I have a young way of being in the world–basically, I’m open-minded–that will definitely help you age gracefully! πŸ™‚

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      Absolutely Gayle. An open mind and an open heart is the secret to aging gracefully. I’m so glad you caught this old post. πŸ™‚

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