Sunday, August 12, 2007


The two sisters never married.

That was one of the last things we learned about Jane Austen and her sister during last night's viewing of "Becoming Jane." Sitting beside 5 other single 23-ish females, I think we all had the same thought: well $%#@... each immediately picturing herself alone and still "picking her own potatos" at 50. Great movie, but if it's a fairy tale ending you're looking for, you won't find it there.

On that note, has anyone ever seen that new show Age of Love? It's basically the Bachelor but half the contestants are 20-somethings and the other half are 40-somethings... "Cougars" as they are affectionately referred to. Well, LC told me today that if I don't get married for a long time (i.e. never, Lord help me), that I'd be a cougar. What does that mean? I'm not quite sure how to take that. What is a cougar anyway? Well, according to the trusty, a cougar is defined as the following:

"An older woman who frequents clubs in order to score with a much younger man. The cougar can be anyone from an overly surgically altered wind tunnel victim, to an absolute sad and bloated ol horn-meister, to a real hottie. Cougars are gaining in popularity -- particularly the true hotties -- as young men find not only a sexual high, but many times a chick with her shit together."

And another definition...

"A 35+ year old female who is on the "hunt" for a much younger, energetic, willing-to-do-anything male. The cougar can frequently be seen in a padded bra, cleavage exposed, propped up against a swanky bar in San Fransisco (or other cities) waiting, watching, calculating; gearing up to sink her claws int o an innocent young and strapping buck who happens to cross her path."

And still some others...

"An older woman trying way too hard to look young... A woman in her sexual prime who prefers to hunt rather than be hunted...common traits include leather skin from frequent tanning sessions, smoking, anti-depressant use, etc."

These are just a few choice selections and have been PG-13ized for blog purposes. LC, I am offended! And I'll be darned if I ever remotely resemble a "cougar" as it is defined here (other than the "real hottie" part, of course).

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