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I’m no different from anyone else in their midlife stage. Most days I think I’m a teenager trapped in a horrifying costume of a middle-aged woman. Totally uncool! Perhaps it’s some sort of Freaky Friday hijinks in order for me to write myself an excuse for gym class. I’m always surprised no one has caught onto this ruse.  Then I catch a glimpse of myself in a reflection on a window. Sigh…back to reality.

Update: Since writing the previous paragraph, I now realize that simply AVOIDING windows will relieve me of this unwelcome disappointment. It’s much cheaper than plastic surgery and a lot less painful. And no leaking implants to remove down the road.

Update Update: I’ve recently learned that I have to avoid ALL reflective surfaces. Yes, this means you toaster. On the plus side, I’m now seeing the benefits of a “goth” lifestyle since vampires also tend to avoid anything that could reflect their image. Or mirrors, at least. I’m not sure if they’d show up on a toaster. I’ll have to get back to you on this.

Updated Update Update: I think I need to “come clean” here. I was voted “Most New Wave” in my senior high school yearbook. I’m not sure where this tidbit fits in with the previous paragraphs, but I knew this fact might help you better understand my expectations of what makes a hairstyle “good.” Since 1987, I continue my search for the modern-day hairstylist who “gets” this serious expectation of mine. Yup….this tidbit has absolutely nothing to do with the previous three paragraphs.

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  1. I know what you mean feeling like a teen trapped in an older person!

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  2. Glad I’m not the only one, Khaula! Thanks for your likes, and for following my blog:)

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  3. NOMINATION!!! Please copy and paste award from my site here and follow the rules to accept (it’s OK if you choose not to): http://3teensmom.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/glutton-for-recognition-30-2/

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  4. Love your blog! Thanks for finding mine so I could find yours!

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  6. Hi! Thanks so much for the follow – I’m glad we’ve connected, your blog is fantastic and I’m looking forward to reading more 🙂

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  7. Haha, this is hilarious. Love the blog 🙂

    –Thanks for checking out and following my blog, Whimsically Yours

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  8. Thanks, Whimsically Yours! Glad you like it. I think your blog is great:)

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  9. Thanks for the follow! I am following you right back! LOVE your blog!!

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  10. Okay, somehow I missed this about page of your’s. Love it. Love the halloween costume. I sooooo relate.

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  11. Trapped in the horifying costume of a middle aged woman….still laughing. U r very funny and I’ll be back. Thanks for coming to my site. I’m about to be a ‘follower’ Regards Leanne

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  12. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! Enjoyed a look at yours, looking forward to reading more!

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  13. HA! I am SO glad you walked up on my porch! I LOVE what I’ve read so far and think we are both in the same “but…I’m just a teenager, really!” nightmare. Thanks for the follow and can’t wait to get to know you better. Tell me your poison and I’ll make sure to always have it on hand…I like to make sure ALL my porch dwellers are happy in their cups!

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    • Well thank you so much! I like Chardonnay…lol:) And let me know yours because it sounds like we might be kindrid spirits. Always glad to meet a fellow older teenager. Glad you stopped by and hope to read more of your blog soon.

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      • Kindred to say the least. I’m a red gal myself…cabernet or pino noir…but have also been known to gulp a chardonnay now and again. Rest assured, there will always be one available. And I too, look forward to the same.

  14. I’m thinking we’re related…..but in a good way. Maybe we’re 4th cousins once removed on my mama’s side. Anyway ~ glad I found you and since I’m even OLDER than you I have no idea where I found you at this point through all the clicks and entering I’ve done! Carry on ~ we’ll be in touch!

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  16. You’ve been selected. For what? Hmmm, you’ll just have to come see
    http://help-me-rhonda.com/2012/08/24/between-the-covers/
    Any time is good…just so long as you do.
    xo
    R

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  17. Love your humor. I’m 64 and believe me that look in the mirror and all reflective glass only gets worse,

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    • Thank you very much! Glad you stopped by my blog. You’re as old as you feel, and also as old as you think you look. So, if you think you look young that is how you will act! Seems to work for me. Keeps working as long as I don’t see any reflections.

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  18. Glad to meet someone in the same tumultuous time of life. Am following!

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  19. 40 is the new 13

    So funny to read! I love your humor. This is exactly how I feel and you perfectly captured it and made me laugh. Thanks for the follow. Will be following you!

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  20. we are always 10, and 14 and 16 and so on. Like the way you do it

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  21. It’s good not to think too much about ourselves, and to find things in this world that interest us. This life continues to be an adventure, regardless of how old we get, or whether we’ve lost some of our capabilities and as the years go by. Sometimes, it comes as a shock to realize that we’re getting a bit older, but that passes. And what’s important, is how much we can enjoy life in almost any circumstances.

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    • You are very wise. I like your idea that life continues to be an adventure…because it certainly is! I’m glad to know that someday the shock of getting older will pass:) My idea is to keep hanging around people my age or older. They I’ll be forever young. Thanks for sharing your insights!

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  22. Hi again. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the “Seven Things About Me” award. Here is the link to my nomination – http://thefurfiles.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/boobology-101/. Accept or not, it’s up to you. You rock either way!

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  23. I’m with you! And part of my problem is that the women in my family live a REALLY long time (my grandmother is almost 99, lives alone, walks her dog, goes to parties, and didn’t give up wearing high heels til she was 90. Not because she couldn’t wear them still but because she said people might think she was irresponsible if she fell down stairs with them on. :o) So it’s not my fault that at 47 I just am not going gently into middle age.

    I nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog Award. You can find out more about it here: http://jenningswright.wordpress.com/2012/09/09/an-award-can-i-get-a-new-dress/

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    • Ha Ha…keep up the fight. I say you’re as young as you feel. Here is a secret: hang around people who are older than you and you’ll always be young! Good for your grandma! She’s an inspiration, high heels and all!! Thank you so much for your award nomination. I so appreciate it! You are too kind. Thanks.

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  24. Thanks for the ‘like’ fortyteen (good name that. well done). So, what about Walmart anyway?

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  25. I have nominated your blog for the new Reality Blog Award! Congratulations! This is a “no rules Award”, you can find the details here http://tinylessonsblog.com/2012/09/20/a-thank-you-note-for-multiple-awards/ . Best regards, Tiny

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  26. YES, I’m addicted to your blog. Since you’re sending me that free copy of YOUR bestseller, I am sending you this —> http://s1ngal.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/addiction-awarded/

    *on a serious note* Even without that signed copy, I’d still have awarded you the above… xoxo

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  27. Wow I think you live in the same small town as me. Frustrated gen xer here too. only i think i am turning into a grumpy old man always yelling at kids I don’t know.

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  28. Hi there, fortyteen… just wanted you to know that I’ve been reading some of your posts, and it has been very interesting… We come from very different worlds, and a lot of the things you write about are totally unknown to me. So I couldn’t comment on most posts. But it did give me some food for thought, and I wanted to thank you for that.

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  29. Merry Christmas! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award, just follow the link – http://mikesfilmtalk.com/2012/12/22/the-vesatile-blogger-and-blog-of-the-year-2012-merry-christmas-to-me/

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