Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Monday meanderings....and some 'hip shooting' at school

This weekend, something slightly eye-opening was brought to my attention.  I realized that the hard-rocking singer/songwriter Jon Bon Jovi? Yeah...he is just a little more than one month older...than....me.

Yes....this man....this incredibly hawt man....
....and I....
.

...are the same age.
~~sigh~~
In the process of discussing this realization over on "that other social network", the question of botoxing came up.  Now, I don't know if Jon does this or not....many people did speculate about it...but we do know that there are people out there who botox regularly...get surgically enhanced....have lypo-suction...get strange things injected into parts of their bodies...all to look younger...to look better.

I can sit here and say
"Oh, my gosh..... I can't believe that people do that. 
 Why can't they just be happy with the way they are?"

But....if I were totally honest with myself?
I would probably have to admit that if I had the money....yeah...there are some "things" I would definitely like to have something done with.  I'd like to have certain areas of my body back up to where they belong. 
I'd like some tucking.

But...since that will probably never happen (unless that Lottery comes in!!) and after years of dieting and working out and never being really happy with the results (when there were results, that is...I do so love my nachos and beer!), I have decided that...you know what? I'm okay with me. 

Sure, I could stand to lose about 10 (or 15) more pounds (I lost about 30 a couple of years ago!) and if I did all those push-ups and sit-ups I might possible actually get those steely abs I keep hearing about.
Hmmm.....well.....okay....sure....meh. 
I'm okay right now.
Really.  I am.

But...after talking about it and thinking about it....I went over to my favorite "play with photos" site and did just that....I played with a picture.
I came to another realization.....
if I could air brush....de-wrinkle...un-shiny...and automatically lose 8 pounds just by pushing a button every morning...I probably would....

untouched                              yeah baby!

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Shoot from the Hip.....literallyThe other day I had to go to school for a meeting about...hmmm....well...I'm not really sure what it was about, but I  was there, dammit.  Anyway, the meeting was right after lunch and we were all gathered in the conference area of the library.  While the very important meeting was going on, I noticed that some of the kids were in the other part of the library perusing the shelves. 
Then, I noticed....on the tatami mat they have for the kids to sit on...and in a very relaxed position, just like he would be if he were at home.....
Issei (in green) and his friend Takumi....hanging out amongst the books.
How's that for "shooting from the hip"??
teehee

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A taste of things to come.....

On Saturday, we took Issei to a department store to find clothes for him to wear for graduation on the 18th.  Up on the third floor, we took a look around at the uniforms that were on display for the new junior high school kids....which Issei will  officially be on April 7.  (All Junior High and High School students wear uniforms here in Nagasaki City...as in most cities in Japan.) 
We haven't bought his yet....we are going to go with Grandma, sometime next week, as she is the one who is going to be forking out the small fortune. 
But, while we were there, Issei tried on one of the jackets...
oh....Lordy, Lordy, Lordy...I don't know if I'm ready for this.....

12 comments:

Janet said...

I love that picture of you...and the shooting from the hip one!

Shellie said...

He looks so handsome in the uniform jacket. As for you, just hold on for the ride...it is scaring but enjoy every minute(both good and bad) because you turn around and they are grown up. Keagan will soon be 17 and on his last 2 years of school. At times i want to cry.

smalltownmom said...

I need to try that photo site!

Wow, Issei looks so grown up.

hulagirlatheart said...

He's so handsome in his jacket!

While I'm not a huge fan of plastic surgery, I have to admit I might enjoy tucking a few things back into place if I had the money, but I don't, so I can pretend to be appalled by the stuff.

Oh, and I wasn't a big Bon Jovi fan in the 80's, but I think he's hotter than a fresh biscuit these days.

jan in nagasaki said...

i forgot what i was going to say... kazu came home with a hole in his pants the first week of school....i fixed them.... BORO is very cool in this house.... yup, we are about the same age as Jon bon jovi, Madonna is older, Demi is much older...and they are looking fabulous.... they have make-up, good lighting and SCALPELS and SYRINGES....

Grandy said...

You're ready for dis...he looks great in his uniform. I love your pic in the BEFORE and the AFTER...and that's a great shot from the hip. ;) Great to catch up with ya toots!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

No wonder you're not ready--the jacket ages him by 5 years!

Ginaagain said...

You are beautiful my friend and you don't need any enhancements! Issei looks very grown up. Hold on to him tight for the next few months because as soon as jr. high starts the years will just fly by.

The Girl Next Door said...

Loving the photos of you and you are gorgeous just as you are! So Lucky!

But that boy? In that Jacket? I think I see Manhood around the corner...sigh.

lifestartsnow said...

jon bon's birthday is the same as mine - march 2!

franzi

The Caffeinated Globe said...

"Hip shooting" it is.

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Nishant said...

looks so grown up.
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