Thursday, July 03, 2008

Why, Thank You and You

In the past week, I've had two people say that I don't look any older than 25 and express amazement that I will be 30 in a few very short days.

While this is nice to hear, it makes me wonder...what exactly is 30 supposed to look like?


Anonymous said...

I've never been quite sure what the grief is about turning another year older. I'm going to look how I'm going to look. And that's that.

Though, I will say that with each decade that passes, the next generation will look younger than we did at the same age. New technologies, now ways to take care of ourselves. . . pretty soon 30 year olds will look like 18 year olds. . .

Does that make sense?

EBuz said...

Murrr... I get this too and I kind of resent it because I think it reveals a little bit of bias against short-haired women, or at the very least, an annoying insistence to measure all (adult) women against a single, stereotyped femininity.

Sorry for the Debbie Downer. Happy birthday.

Carrie said...

Oh, you're not being a Debbie Downer! I myself wonder if it's because I don't wear makeup or dress in a more "feminine" manner (and have short hair).

Carrie said...

Oh, also, it annoys me because other staff members often mistake me for a student. Not that I mind being mistaken for a student, but that also means they assume I know jack about how things work around here (which is problematic in itself, eh?).

Porkchop said...

Dude... if people told me I only looked 25 when I was turning 30, I'd be pretty happy.

As this rate, I'll be lucky if people think I look 15 when I'm turning 30.

30=Pretty Carrie Head