Friday BARB Up December 17, 2016

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I was on Bumble some time ago and there was a profile of a man’s that caught my interest: all his photos showed him jumping. With real AIR. In front of the Taj Mahal, in front of a rock, in front of…well you get it. In front of things. (And doi, because it’s Bumble, lots of scenic shots, because men like to travel and also they like to laugh and oh, they don’t want DRAMA all caps). I was inspired. Could I achieve that kind of air?

Short answer: I’m working on it. There’s a trick to mastering these air shots: legs back, eyes on the camera, and sincere effort. I seem to do well on the third, but coordinating the rest, not so much. You’ll be seeing a panolopy of my attempts in the coming weeks.

Like me, Martha Stewart dates younger men. She’s got her reasons, I have mine. I have historically dated men much younger; even in the 90s, I found some men my age, and certainly men older, ensconced in misogyny, perhaps a hold-over from their generation attitude who were late in their own epiphanies. Men even five years younger, while profoundly emo, were still more attractive to me. Now that I’m in my fifties, dating younger is fast becoming the only available option. Why? Lots of men my age and older are married, dying, newly divorced. Younger men–and let’s qualify that with men who are in their 40’s and 30’s–are aplenty, without wedding bands. Thanks to Tinder, Bumble and all the other dating apps, it’s also so easy to “meet” someone. Especially if your name is one of these.

Pam Grier. That’s all.

Some feminist guidelines. 😉 Okay, it’s more of a reminder of being a supportive person, through a feminist lens, and I’m good with that.

Tress. Because: “The value of the black hair care industry is estimated at as much as $500 billion.”

More bon mots from Samantha Bee. Like this one on her nicknames for vaj: “Lady garden. Hoo hoo. Hee hee. Haha. Department of the interior. She who shall not be named. The place where I keep my keys. The chamber of secrets. The envelope, please. FernGully. The canyon of heroes. The arc of the covenent. The velour Bouncy Castle. Mrs. Bojangles. The Hurt Locker. Tavern on the Green. Sam’s Club.”

And finally, have a laugh with Natasha Leggero.

 

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