Sunday, January 17, 2010

Do my dark glasses hide all?

So, I am OK with most of the wrinkle thing. I hate my old looking neck and I detest my droopy eyelids. I always look tired. People used to think I had pretty eyes. Now, they can barely see my eyes due to the over flowing fleshy folds that cover them up. Not to sound like Meryl Streep in It's Complicated, but I find myself holding my right eyelid up while I'm watching TV.

Having just returned from seeing It's Complicated I can totally relate to the scene in the plastic surgeon's office. I didn't know that to get it fixed I had to have a brow lift. That means cutting the top of my head open and pulling back the old skin. Throw up time. I would rather live the rest of my life looking tired.

Now I sit and watch the red carpet of the Golden Globes. Nobody ever looks tired in Hollywood. In fact, nobody ever gets old in Hollywood. They just get tan and de-wrinkled. I can't decide if I'm jealous or not!

I wonder if I wear really big fake jewelry if people won't notice my droopy eyelids? Can I pull off the magician's trick, bait and switch? Or perhaps I can do the Jack Nickolson--wear dark sunglasses all the time. I tend to wear sunglasses too often already and friends always ask me to take them off so they can see my eyes. Don't they get it? I don't want them to see my eyes.

I have tried to get really good eye brow waxes, hoping that will help my condition. It doesn't. I still look tired. I even tried sleep. I'm not tired! I just LOOK tired. A friend assures me if I eat better then my eye lid droop will lessen. I'm skeptical.

It's difficult facing a life time of looking tired.

Perhaps one day I will get tired of looking tired. I'm hoping that time will coincide with some breakthrough in plastic surgery techniques or alternative beauty aids--like skin glue to hold the fold up!

Gravity is a bitch!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure you have read "I Feel Bad About My Neck" by Nora Ephron. It makes you feel like she's spying on your life/thoughts. Love the blog. I have it bookmarked now. I'd be honored if you'd visit mine. (I'm also the mother of a bunch of boys...) Its I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    judy in new york