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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sad commentary on society (or me)

I am neither old, nor fat, nor has my image broken any mirrors.

Therefore, I cannot understand why of all the books that I read at Borders last night, the book I thumbed through for the longest amount of time was called, How Not to Look Old: Fast and Effortless Ways to Look 10 Years Younger, 10 Pounds Lighter, 10 Times Better.

I seriously considered buying that book at the store. Then I realized that it might seem a teeny bit vein to buy such a book. It would be more discreet to wait and buy it online (another reason to love the Internet). It's been almost 24 hours since I left it on the shelf, and I haven't given in to any online purchases--yet. Mostly, I'm trying to figure out why my brain seems to think I need such a book.


  1. You ask why you felt you needed to purchase such a book? Because society is fixated on making everyone appear younger, thinner, less wrinkly...the list goes on and on.

    You should have stayed in the US Weekly section of's much more fun reading about a celebrities cellulite than being concerned with your own!

  2. exactly. you don't need that book. try to surround yourself with things that UPLIFT you, not bring you down. a book that tells you "how to be" or "how to change", is basically saying that you are not good/pretty/young enough for the world. you are too good and smart to attempt to please the world. :-)

    La Petite Belle