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My life in 8 words: Organized chaos, by preference. Exhausting, but never boring

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> On 1/31/13 6:23 PM, Someone Else wrote:
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> No, and I'm turning 40 on [date redacted]. I'm pretty much freaked out as freaked out can >be.

> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 5:27 PM, Laura Anne Gilman <xxx@xxx.com> wrote:
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> Speaking from 45, 40 is no reason to stress. I promise.
>

On 1/31/13 6:26 PM, Someone Else wrote:
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> I THOUGHT YOU WERE 29!


*LAG has helpless hysterics*

Dear dog, no. Never again for any money in the world.


And yes, this IS a Someone who has met me in the flesh. I'm hoping it's just my relatively unwrinkled skin and not my still behaving like a JD that made her think this.... ;-)

Speaking as someone whose doctor said had a body six years younger than he should at his actual age, health matters in people's judgement. Happiness probably fools people, too. Sad thing is, it is because we have so little of it.

From this distance, 45 and 29 look a lot alike . . .

I've known for a while how old you were and I still keep thinking you can't be over 35.

Maybe you're aging backwards, like Merlin. Let us know the day you get carded. :)

...and no gray hair, right? At the rate my beard is turning, people will think I'm 55 when I'm 45....

I know several men who have had salt-and-pepper, or white streaks in their beards since their 30s. I always thought it looked striking rather than aging.

Speaking of premature grey ... my hair started turning silver at 19. Combined with a youthful haircut and an eclectic taste in clothes, most people just assume that it's platinum blonde. *g*


I'm silvering, but people keep thinking it's just more blonde highlights. I've colored my hair once or twice, temporary rinses or adding highlights, but never really worry about covering up the gray. It is what it is, and anyone who thinks it makes me look old-and-therefore-unattractive isn't someone I want in my life anyway.

I only vaguely recall 29 but I don't think I enjoyed it very much :-)

But being 29 and looking 29 are very different things. And you've always looked considerably younger than your chronological age. DAMN YOUR UNLINED EYES! :-)

Oh, they're lined. Just not creased (yet). And the silver is slipping in....


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