Moving on .

I've been blogging for a few years now. Sometimes sporadically sometimes daily, but almost regularly. I have finally separated from XSU and starting to live a new life on my own. The original blog helped me get through the painful process of the end of the marriage, along with some bumpy roads dealing with a critically ill child in the midst of the end of marriage mess. Now this blog will see me through the new paths and adventures that life has to offer. Restructuring my life. My way. My experiences, ventings, musings on that whole big and not so big deal.

March 16, 2010

Cool Double Standard.

I forgot my glasses at home today. I wear prescription sunglasses and hen I drive I prefer prescription sunglasses. When I switched from the regular specs to the shades, I left the specs on the dining room table instead of dropping them into my bag. It was the two dogs' fault. I had to deal with them this morning and put the glasses down instead of into my purse. Damn dogs.

So I am walking around the office like some cool hip hop star in my shades. Reading my planning spreadsheet - not so easy. I can't see the phone caller id panel because of the back lighting. But hanging onto my coffee mug as I walk the halls going to and from errands and drops off - in my shades - think Haughty and untouchable. Not sure these are good traits for a service oriented information researcher, but that's how I roll today.
It's just how *cool* I am.

And in other news, as much as Rebel and I have been at odds lately, and it is seriously at odds - she relayed to me the fact that XSU is going to be "partying" all week because it's St Paddy's day on Wednesday and he is off work this week.

When I am not the victim of her vituperative tongue, I find her rants quite funny and dead on. She is actually pretty disgusted that her father finds a need to party and won't grow up. I told her that he does it because he has a fear of getting older and so he does what he did in his youth to help re gain those feelings and emotional safety nets. Her response? get ready for it.

"Well he needs to get over this youth thing, because he's nearly 60 years old and drives an old man car - which makes him an old man whether or not he likes it, and I am the daughter to tell him! " Seriously, that's what she said.

She also told him in quite plain language what she would do if she ever found out he dated anyone younger than her mother.

I asked her what she would do to me if I ever dated anyone younger than her mother too?

Oddly, I didn't get the same answer from her - which was - "oh if I ever see dad with someone my age or even 10 or 15 years older than me, I will have words with him. That's just plain disgusting. What's he gonna do? Have more babies? Even more disgusting. I told him he needs to look in a mirror and accept who he is. You? Dating a guy the BF's age? yeah mom go for it. Men love experienced women."

Can we say double standard? Not that there's anything wrong with that. Because I wear my sunglasses to work and I am just too cool!


Rudy said...

women generally live longer than men so you are just leveling the playing field, yeah that's it. :-)

I am engaged to an older woman heh

MarieA said...

now how come blogger says there are zero comments when there is at least one comment here? eh? weird!
HA Rudy... I like that justification and I will use it.