Sunday, October 11, 2009

My Thoughts Exactly...!


I could not agree more with this discourse on women over 40!

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting.

Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

Whoever said this is a smart cookie, I'll tell ya! Being well over 40 myself, this makes more than a little sense to me!

Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit outside for a bit...we can enjoy the nice, cool weather!

26 comments:

Felinae said...

Thank You, Uncle Hermit for posting this.

I was kinda needing a pick me up. I just had my 43rd birthday a few days ago and I swear today, when I looked in the mirror there was a spot on my face that had never been there before. :(

So thank you and Andy Rooney for appreciating us older women. :D
By the way, when did 40 become old? LOL!

I would love to join you for coffee. :D

Have a good day!

Hugs~Felinae~

Kyddryn said...

I'll keep this in mind for when I'm over forty...some day...never you mind when!

Thanks for the grin, Mister Hermit, sir...I adore Andy Rooney.

Felicitations, Mizz Felinae, and many happy returns!

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
My dear lady, you have a long way to go before you are even close to being considered old in my book!

I would say that the Catman is a very lucky fellow to have someone as young and pretty to share things with. But like m,ost other classy women, a lot of that prettiness comes from the inside, my friend!

Thanks so much for coming by!

HermitJim said...

Hey K...
I'll just bet that you have a very long way to go! As long as you remain young at heart, then in my eyes you'll never be old...just more experienced in life!

Thank you, my friend, for coming by!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

He´s so right that man :-) Unfortunally Sixtie minutes goes on a channel I can´t see nowdays over here. I do miss Andy Rooney and his thoughts.
Take care!
Christer.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
I, too, think that Andy Rooney is a very talented man and writer.

Glad to see that you could drop by today...!

Sue said...

I remember watching Andy Rooney as a kid......and now he's saving my rep as an "over 40's" gal....
What a guy!

HermitJim said...

Hey Sue...
The only thing over 40 that isn't so good...is my waist line! That just seems to grow bigger each and every day!

I sure do appreciate you coming by!

JoJo said...

Good Morning my Specia One,
what a wonderful post. Andy is a very smart man in my book. And I have to pass that on to you also. How sweet you are.
Yes lets sit and enjoy some coffee on this beautiful cool morning. :)
BTW Happy Birthday Felinae your are still very young. Hope you have many more

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
I certainly thank you this morning for the kind comments, my lovely lady!

I sure am glad you could drop by for a bit!

Ken said...

...yep,it's the over forty crowd of womenfolk who hold this place(insert:any) together...

...on the flip side,it's the over forty crowd of menfolk that's busting our asses,making sure accolades are properly given to the correct recipients...

HermitJim said...

Hey Ken...
Well said, my friend! And so true, so true!

Thanks for coming by today...!

Did it MY way said...

Afternoon Jim;
Ken said it all. Can't add more except thanks for the post. Makes sense. Maybe it's time to hunt for a hot 50 something that has a bass boat.

See Ya

Wretha said...

Thanks Hermit, this is soooo right! I posted a copy on 2 of my blogs, with the proper credit back to you of course. :)

Wretha

Wretha said...

While trying to find a video to go with this quote, I discovered that this was not written by Rooney, you can learn more about it here:
Snopes link, here is the original: http://www.suddenlysenior.com/praiseolderwomen.html, no one seems to know how it was attributed to Rooney, including Rooney himself.

HermitJim said...

Hey Tony...
Guess that would be a good find, my friend! It would fit right in with your lifestyle...

Thanks for coming by today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Wretha...
I appreciate yopu letting me know about the link to the saying...and the mistake in Andy being the one that said it!

I have changed the post accordingly! Thanks for the correction and for coming by!

edifice rex said...

Yea!! loved that! At 41 I feel stronger and more sufficient than ever before!
AND there is much to be said for MEN over 40!

HermitJim said...

Hey EF...
I think that you are a good example of how women just get better, not older!

I appreciate the kind words on behalf of all men (like me)over 40!

Thanks for coming by today, girl!

vlad said...
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HermitJim said...

Hey Vlad...
I have to agree with you, my friend! Being over 60 myself, I find that my appreciation of women near my age is becoming wiser each day!

Thanks for coming by today, buddy!

vlad said...

I can't be the only one the only one who read and enjoyed
Benjamin Franklin, Advice to a Young Man on the Choice of a Mistress (1745).
http://swarthmore.edu/SocSci/bdorsey1/41docs/51-fra.html

In 18 Again, George Burns about age 90 remarked, "I always enjoyed older women. Now there aren't any."
I am older than dirt. Trust me, there are many very attractive, exciting ladies 60 and older. Not only wine, but all good stuff improves with age. :-)

JC said...

I enjoyed this post very much, Jim. Last month I turned 49 & it's nice to know there are still a few fellas out there who appreciate those of us who are a bit older!

Your blog brightens my day more often than not :)

HermitJim said...

Hey JC...
Alays a pleasure to see you drop by! Believe me, at 49 you have many more foot races to run from the old codgers like me that will be chasing after ya!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Argentum Vulgaris said...

(Splutter) Damn Coffee! (Splutter, cough)

That pig remark, LOL

(AV wipes tears from eyes)

xox-Missi Mi-xox said...

What can I say ... that is just GOLD .... LMAO!!!!

xox-Missi-xox