Lobster Pink is not this season's colour!!!  

helga_hansen 50F  
3122 posts
7/2/2006 9:12 am

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7/2/2006 2:50 pm

Lobster Pink is not this season's colour!!!

My apologies in advance to Baz Luhrmann for mucking about with his words

Ladies and Gentlemen of Blogville 2006. Wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists
whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience...
I will dispense this advice now

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth;
oh, nevermind, you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way
you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
You are NOT as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry,
but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.
The real toubles in life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind;
the kind the blindside you at 4pm on some idle

Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other peoples hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy;
sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the
insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives,
some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll divorce at 40.
Maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary....
Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either -
your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can...
don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it...
it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Dance... even if you have nowhere else to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines they will only make
you feel UGLY.

Bloggers and blogettes... together we'll make it through.
Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there.
I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there for you.
And I'll be there just helping you out whenever I can.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they
might be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; They're your best link to your past,
and the people most likely to stick with you in the future

Understand that friends come and go, except for the precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle
because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.
Live in Northern California once,
but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths. Prices will rise,
Politicians will philander, you too will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young,
prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you.
Maybe you'll have a trust fund,
maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse;
but you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia;
dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts,
and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen!!!

Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

TheQuietGuy2005 56M
2386 posts
7/2/2006 10:24 am

Okay, okay so I put sunscreen on today!

CelticFlower 51F

7/2/2006 10:36 am

From one pale interesing woman to another.....factor 30 and above.

RubyRedPetal 46F

7/2/2006 12:16 pm

Belive me i cant go without sunscreen!!! And i agree with the other sentiments cept the living in the Ole Us bit! x

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rm_WackyEPP 54F
8470 posts
7/2/2006 12:28 pm

Excellent post Helga....and yes both my Son and I wore sunscreen today. xx

Wacky Jacky

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