The Nerve!

FB_IMG_1444133862730Good morning and welcome to this week’s #WeekendCoffeeShare!

I will spare you the hissy fit over Brexit. Not because I’m over it – because I am certainly not. I just want a break from it all – I just want to laugh and giggle, and hopefully make you laugh and giggle with me as we share a coffee (or whatever beverage you prefer). Let’s just get on with it, eh?

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you if you have ever looked at someone your own age and thought that “By golly – I can’t possibly look that old?”

FB_IMG_1448698751444I just had that experience this past week. I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his framed diploma on the wall, which bore his full name. Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 25-odd years ago. Could he possibly be the same guy I had a secret crush on way back then?

Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, white-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate! He would pass easily as the Crypt Keeper! Still, the question lingered with me throughout his examination and cleaning of my teeth.

FB_IMG_1459584362982When he was all done, I just had to ask him: had he attended Reed High School? “Yes, yes, I did. I’m a Raider” he gleamed with pride. “When did you graduate?” I asked him. He answered “In 1990, why do you ask?”

“You were in my class!” I exclaimed. He glared at me, as if he was studying every millimeter of my face.

Then, that ugly, wrinkled old fart asked, “What did you teach?”




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Brexit Tea


Trouble is my middle name

We should not sleep away the summer night

Diet much?

Wolf Whistle much?

An eggy conundrum

Happy Mother’s Day!


Nice to meet you

Coffee and taxes

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83 comments on “The Nerve!

  1. Hahaha, yep, that’s about how it goes. “I can’t look THAT old, can I?” And the other person, looking at me is saying, “I can’t look THAT old, can I?” Oh well, at least I’m young at heart 😉

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  2. At least your doctor/dentist could be the same age as you. Anytime I go see a new doctor, she invariably doesn’t look old enough to have finished high school, much less medical school… depressing.

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  3. LOL! I keep having this issue, too. At least the part where I think of people as older than I am then realize that I’m the same age. The other night I met a woman who I thought was probably my age, judging by her looks and clothes and the age of her kids. Then I found out that she is actually about 8 years younger! I keep asking myself if I look older than I am or younger or just the right age. I don’t know, I guess it depends on who is looking.

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  4. Very funny! I know the feeling. I go around thinking I don’t look that old. I can still balance on one foot (thanks to yoga), but then I get on the bus and next thing I know, somebody is trying to give me his seat. Love the courtesy but…when did I start looking like an old lady? Thanks for sharing your story!

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    • Thank you for your kind comment! When it comes to giving up your seat – its like your damned if you do and your damned if you dont. Can fully sympatize with the question: “do i look that old?”


  5. You’ve given me a couple of great laughs this morning!! I had the realisation recently that my teeth routine is needing to intensify because I’m no longer 21. That’s it’s no longer just about being careful eating lollies anymore! Plus, I’ve got bifocals! The are many other body parts not quite working as they should either and I relate to that comment by the bear. I’m not a squirrel anymore!
    I haven’t nbeen hearing too much about Brexit this week here in Australia as we had our Federal elections last weekend and have no result. Really hoping we don’t end up with a hung parliament. Plus, we have what my husband calls a “radical fruitcake” in the Senate and an outspoken former journo and I can see those two coming to blows. I don’t think thehy’re going o get much achieved in the next 3 years!
    Hope you’re having a great week.
    xx Rowena

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    • Thank you for your kind comment!

      Although I do clean up nicely – it does take longer and longer time to look halfway representable for each passing year, and the cover-up remedies becomes more and more costly hehe

      I see that I have to educate myself on Australian Politics – as that is something I know next to nothing about. I really hope you get a Govt you can live with and one that takes Autralia to new heights.

      Wishing you a fab week also 🙂

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      • Thanks, Olive. Thought you’d appreciate this little story from my day.
        After wrangling with my daughter, I did some retail therapy today. For me that means going to the op shops, which I find have some amazing treasures. However, afterdoing my dash there, I stuck my nose in a vintage clothing store and found a pair of brand new never been worn black satin pumps from the 1960s with a striking diamonte buckle on the toe. I am a huge fan of Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Audrey Hepburn and my 10 year old daughter looks so much like her and when I saw these shoes, my heart melted. Of course, I bought them. I don’t know how well they’ll fit her but at the very least they’ll make good photography props. They’re just gorgeous. I’ll be doing a post about them so stay tuned. Hope you’re having a great day and as yet, no Prime Minister! xx Rowena

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