I have been accused of having terrible taste in music for as long as I can remember, but at this point, I like what I like, no apologies. Case in point, I was reading an article about Katy Perry's recent music video, Roar, and the writer said,
"The music isn’t my style, and I’ve never really understood the Katy Perry phenomenon to be honest. I’d blame it on my age—at 32 I often shake my heads and mutter under my breath: “Kids these days!”
But I’m sure I wouldn’t have understood Katy Perrty ten or fifteen years ago."
Should I not mention how much I dig Katy Perry? I do. And Brittney Spears. And Lady Gaga. And Justin Timberlake*. And all that music that "kids these days" like.
I was honestly thinking as I read the line where she "blames it on her age" that she must be in her 50s. Nope! Have you ever seen someone who you can't tell if they're 20 or 40? This phenomenon weirds me out. I don't know if it's just because someone is frumpy or what the deal is. Friends, I think you can tell if someone looks like this by reading what they write. We need to come up with a name for this phenomenon if there isn't already a moniker for it.
Lastly, someone once told me that some day I would appreciate looking far younger than I actually am. When I recently posted an updated picture of myself online, an old friend said I looked 21. That day they talked about has officially arrived.
So yeah, a very young 32...
*A friend of mine, age 48, recently took her 16 year old daughter to the Justin Timberlake concert in San Francisco. It was originally her idea to go with her own friends, but later decided to be the "coolest mom ever" and take her daughter. Another friend of mine, age 37, as well as me told her we totally would have gone with her had she told us she was going before she bought tickets.
You're only as old as you act.