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It’s Not The Years, Honey. It’s The Mileage


Our bodies might be temples, but mine is starting to look like it needs an archaeological dig.

I’m going to agree with Indiana Jones, “It’s not the years, honey. It’s the mileage.”

Sigh, it might also be the years.

Maybe it’s just that women need more upkeep…or we’re told we do.


  • Women spend an inordinate amount of time trying to remove hair from their bodies…and if we can’t remove it, then we need to curl it, cut it, dye it, straighten it, lengthen it, wax it, shave it, shape it, and give names to the shapes.

  • Men generally just want to hold onto every single hair they have, for as long as they can.1indie22

  • Women spend hours they’ll never get back trying to pick out just the right shade, tone, tint, texture that’s going to: smooth, cover, cleanse, conceal, reverse, resist, beautify, bronze, define, alter, prime, primp, plump – for the dry, normal, oily, sensitive, acne-prone, combination; all of which will then be removed.

  • Men leave the house, perhaps after brushing the precious hair they have left and hopefully their teeth.1funny103

  • Women will do everything short of selling their souls (and that might be up for consideration) to keep themselves looking young, including being injected, operated on, rituals, who knows?

  • Men age.pablo39

  • Women worry about every bit of food that passes their lips, weigh ourselves obsessively, worry about body fat, calories, diets. They will fast, cleanse, purge and look too often into the abyss (aka the full-length mirror).

  • Men eat.1diet6

Obviously these are generalizations, but why are there such differences between the sexes? Is it our brains? Bodies? Society? History? It should be about acceptance. Men and women aren’t that much different, except women usually get paid less and their products and services cost more.


We’re all human (well, most of us, there are exceptions), we should accept each other and work together.

In Raiders of the Lost Ark they should have said, we have top people working on it.  Why? Because we may just be passing through history, but it doesn’t mean we have to keep reliving it.




Very me

73 thoughts on “It’s Not The Years, Honey. It’s The Mileage

  1. Agree completely!!! I consider every wrinkle I have a badge of honor and am proud to tell people my age, because I am thrilled I have made it this far and hopefully have a long way to go. Of course, I’m not so thrilled with the weight gain that comes with getting older, but I am healthy and it is all very doable. You just can’t chase the past.


  2. Donna, I love this! So clever, and right to the point. Chuckles along the way, especially at the photo Just One More Treatment. Love the way you write and tell it the way it is. Happy Sunday & Happy Easter if celebrated. Christine


    1. Thank you kindly, Christine, I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
      Yes, I made several of the photos, but I couldn’t decide which one worked best, the rest I will share when I tweet the post. 😉
      It’s been a wild #SundayBlogShare on Twitter, I’m popping back over to try to catch up. 🙂
      Happy Easter to you as well; chocolate and I have been celebrating way too much. 😉

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  3. Donna — one of your best! I was ready to stand up and cheer. I’ll at least follow the advice of a TED talk i just saw, and “Stand like a superhero(ine) for two minutes a day.” Absolutely awesome! I love the way you ended it too. “Because we may just be passing through history, but it doesn’t mean we have to keep reliving it.” Bravo! Hugs!

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  4. Do you think that women perpetuate the disparity by buying into it – with all the dyes and surgeries and cosmetics? What if we all just stopped and said, “Deal with it. We are women and we are beautiful as we are?”


  5. I think there might be a shift; my son (25) spends as much on grooming as his sister (22) and girlfriend (24). He is conscious of his size and shape; he removes hair from places I never really think about. He is not alone We have boys now with eating disorders. I don’t. My father didn’t. The tyranny suffered by women for generations is now catching up with the male side and rather than getting better is becoming gender neutral. And that is sad.


    1. Yes, I was using obvious generalizations to make a point. Sadder that instead of women throwing off this beauty tyranny, men are being subjugated as well. We need to stop worrying about how we look and instead concentrate on making the world better, for everyone.
      Thanks for dropping by, hope this day is good to you. 🙂

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  6. My hair started graying when I was 35 and was completely gray by the time I was 42. My kids taught me a valuable lesson — they told me my silver hair is beautiful. And they meant it. So I don’t worry about my looks, because beauty is in the eyes (and mostly heart) of the beholder.


  7. I love how deep you are! I think some people may read your posts and see the hilarious memes and just appreciate the good laugh…but you always have a deeper message. I appreciate that, and the great laughs!


  8. Every one of these lines, sags, lags, pouches, bags, veins have been earned fair and square. I call them service stripes and I’m fine with them. 😀 😀 😀

    I don’t know what’s in your chocolate, but this is another fabulous post topic. 😛


    1. Service stripes, that’s great, Tess. 🙂
      Sometimes, looking in the mirror I wished I hadn’t worked quite so hard at earning it all. 😉
      Clearly, the chocolate stimulates my brain. 😉

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      1. After my magic mirror, lost its–um–magic, and I got over it, life became much simpler. Wish young girls didn’t have to go through so many expectations. It wasn’t quite as bad when I was growing up.


      1. You are welcome Donna hope you are well – will be back on Facebook soon, catching up after Mum. Thanks for kind words on Twitter. All the best Ian 🙂


  9. Wow that Mad Men’s meme!! Seriously though, I do spend a LOT of time prepping and priming myself. It’s a full blown weekly ritual and as much as I would like to stop, or cut back – I do get a lot of compliments on how I look. It’s not fair!


    1. ‘Mad Men’ certainly wasn’t known for being politically correct. 😉
      It’s all a personal choice, as long as it doesn’t define a person or they don’t believe beauty is all they are. 🙂
      That’s for dropping by, Ally.


  10. How like the Reader to hide a post so full of HF from me. Grrr. Still, I’ve found it now.

    In my case it definitely is the years. It’s 8 years since I’ve worn make up. I so rarely look in the mirror that it was a bit of a surprise recently to realise that my hair needs cutting. Then when I go to the hairdresser I have no choice but to look in the mirror for the half an hour or so it takes.


    1. I’m so glad you found him, er, I mean it, ok, I meant him. 😉
      Those mirrors, what is there problem, they’re always looking at us and clearly not listening to the ‘mirror, mirror on the wall’ thing. Sigh. 😉

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  11. It’s a toxic hangover from the times when women were supposedly there to please the men in their lives, rather than have any kind of financial independence. Because where there’s money, there’s power…


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