Benny's World

Monday, July 05, 2010

Resilience: Take Two

BW Readers,

As Mr. Benny had to stay in Florida this weekend, a dear friend from Madison came down for a couple of days. We did mainly little projects in the house--or should I say he did most of them--from fixing a bathtub drain to clearing and cleaning off the backyard desk, to getting old newspapers packaged and ready for recycling, making my new remote more seamless for not having to remember which remote to use all of the time--moving furniture between rooms (upstairs and downstairs), and helping me think about how I want to do some updates to the place.

Before he came, I did some house cleaning and clearing too, in order to prepare for the projects.

Yesterday was my 51st b-day. I took my place as a septugenerarian..and I do so proudly, if not for any reason but Andy Rooney's take on 50+ females:

“As I grow in age, I value women over 50 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 50 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 50 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 more interesting.

Women over 50 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.

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

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 50.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 50 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.Older women are forthright and honest.. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk or if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 50 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 50, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?’ Here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!”

h/t to the Septuagenarian blog

In being in this group, in which I am the last of the true baby boomers, I will say that my age has challenges. It was a challenge to get ahead of those in front of me, and yet the generation Y is getting ahead of me, due to technologies they grasp and I do not fully.

I think I am part of being Resilient, but still not as strong as EAE.

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