I love this new word: “unretirement.” It sounds like fun!
The book might be a bit dry, but the concept is interesting.
Jessica Lange, 64, is the new face of Marc Jacobs make-up. This is a good thing.
At the Designers Guild Awards in Bev. Hills earlier this week.
I’m listening to my local college radio station–the on-air student DJ is probably 20 y/o, and in the middle of her critique of the Euro-something music she just played, she couldn’t think of the name of group’s first album…about which she was very mellow: “oh, I can’t think of the of the name of it, hmm, ummmmm, well, anyway….” No big deal.
Same on KPCC, also today. On one of their most popular shows, the interviewee, who is not old, wanted to make a point, but came out with “oh, I can’t think of the name.” I’ve heard Sean Hannity (just turned 52) lose his train of thought mid-tirade, on-air. And YET, sometimes, when a Boomer forgets, some people think “oh, senior moment.”
It’s not age, it’s more like not remembering has become socially acceptable. Forgetfulness without stigma is permission to forget, plus, why remember specifics when you can just Google the features: famous-French-scented-green-candle-perfume and “Rigaud” pops up first, just the name I’d forgotten but wanted to remember. Easy peasy, without having to even make the neural connections to actually remember the name of the product.
Listen around, and you’ll notice not just Boomers, but also Gen X and Millennials forgetting lots of things, lot of times.
Did you notice that on last night’s SNL, host Jimmy Fallon’s opening bit included his fantasy band: Paul McCartney (71 years old) Bob Dylan (72 years old), and David Bowie (66 y/o). Fallon is 39. I’m just saying.
What do you do when you are 74 and leave your job as Mayor of Riverside, CA for the past 20 years? Go fishing?
If you are Ronald O. Loveridge, you become “Director of the Center for Sustainable Survival Development” at the University of CA/Riverside and split your time 50/50 teaching and administrating.
I got a form letter from my lawyer today: he retiring. He’s in his 80s.
Thank you, gentlemen. You are both excellent role models.
Not to belabor the point, but, this plastic surgery thing for women of a certain age is really getting out of hand: saw Dyan Cannon on TV, promoting her new book, “Dear Cary,” and she looked like a sci-fi version of her former self.