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?

5 comments:

s00zi 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