June 29th, 2002

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Purple Hat!

I heard this in one of my institute classes, and when I found out my mom had a copy, I just had to quote it here.

A Woman's Lifeline-

Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a queen.
Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
Age 15: She looks at herself and sees and ugly duckling. (Mom, I can't go to school looking like this today!)
Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but decides she's going out anyway.
Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but decides she doesn't have time to fix it so she's going out anyway.
Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but says, "At least I'm clean," and goes out anyway.
Age 50: She looks at herself and says, "I am what I am," and goes wherever she wants to go.
Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: She looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter, and ability and goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.

The thing I find so funny about this is that my first thought when I heard it was "What, I act like an 80 year old?" and my second thought was "You know, a purple hat would be really cool..."

And today Mom is taking me to buy a birthday present and we decided we were going to look for a good purple hat. *grin*
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Belated Birthday party.

Well, I got my purple hat and then some today. We celebrated my birthday (I frankly wasn't expecting a party, but my family threw me one anyhow.) We went to see Lilo and Stitch, which I have to say I loved. My impression is that it's not really meant for small children, though my little sister liked it. But then there are days when she reminds me of Stitch herself, so that's not saying much. Anyhow, I'd see it again anytime, it was funny as all get out.

My Dad had been given a couple of gift certificates to /the/ steakhouse in this part of Utah, the Timbermine, so they decided to take the family there after. It was heavenly! My steak was a bit more rare than I'd intended when I asked for medium rare, (It was practically still kicking...) but it was sooooooooo good I didn't mind one bit. And then they told the waitress it was my birthday, so I got sung to, and given a slice of ice cream cake. Mmmm...

And after that was done, Mom took me shopping and we got flip-flops and a beach towel (now I'm prepared for the summer) and my purple hat. Wheeee! Guess I had a birthday this year after all.
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