Is there a Video Blog for Real/Mature Women?

Since I’ve been so sick and under the weather from grief at the death of my grandson, I’m running out of things to do that don’t involve much moving at all or any heavy breathing. Come to think of it I haven’t been capable of doing anything that involves much thinking either.

A few days ago I found myself incapable of doing anything more strenuous than lying on the bed and watching the screen saver on my computer cycle through.

Yesterday I started trolling YouTube to find things to laugh about. It’s great for my chest and sinuses to laugh because it sends me into a coughing and sneezing fit that really get things going in the snot department.

One thing I noticed is that there are tons of videos entitled “watch this it’s the funniest thing ever.” Many of them are so not funny at all… it’s almost but not quite funny. Maybe I don’t get it because I’m not a generation Xer or a millennial kid.

I even found a slew of videos called “nut shots.” These videos are made by a select group of young men who are doing us all a favor by removing themselves from the gene pool. They set up ways to have themselves get slammed in the nuts and catch it on tape. One guy sat at the bottom of a skate board tube with his legs spread and had a friend roll a bowling ball down the slope and into his crotch. My faith in coming generations was severely damaged by this.

Then there all the beauty tips by young girls and teenagers. Example: “How to grow your hair long.”

Hi, I’m Tiffany and I say “um” every fifth word, I’m going to tell you how to have long hair. It’s like totally rad, like what you do is not cut your hair, like for a really long time. And then you like run your fingers through your hair 15 times a minute and purse your lips. It’s like totally cool and it really works.

And while I let my hair grow, I’m going to show you how to put on lip gloss. What you do is like (zoom into close up of a container of lip gloss) stick your finger in the lip gloss and like smear it on your lips. Then I’m going to show you how to put on makeup. (More close ups of various drug store make up products)  You like spread this foundation all over your face, it’s probably good to have the color match your face. Then you put on eye shadow, eye liner and mascara. It’s so cool see here I am without makeup (close of up of beautiful flawless 16 year old skin, followed by close up of a girl who now looks like the whore of Babylon.)

Maybe there needs to be a video blog made by and for women who are looking at 50 in the rear view mirror? Without make up on a bad day, especially when I’ve been sick for 2 weeks, I do a good impression of a corpse in a coffin. My lips are shriveled up and cracked. My nose is chapped. I have dark circles on under my eyes that would scare off a raccoon. Will running my fingers through my hair and talking like a valley girl help? Probably not.

5 responses

  1. I’m sorry you’re going through so much right now, Trinity. I like what Ed wrote – that at least you have some good memories that will help you move on. (I actually discovered your blog through Ed).

    I feel kinda hopeless about how dumb society is getting, but Ed makes a valid point. There are more of us, and now there’s the internet to “celebrate” this dumbness. However, I do think a lot of it is from the dumbing down in schools, making us all good consumers, as well as fluoride in our water and other things.

    Anyway, I hope you’re feeling better soon.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your kinds words, Tracy. Ed does have a point. The internet serves us up all the craziness that’s always been there, but it now there for us to peruse at the drop of a hat.

    2. Maybe there needs to be more women who will step up and mentor young girls, so they don’t all end up like this.

  2. It’s been said time heals all wounds – I doubt that is true with your loss. But, with time you’ll cope and live with it and the pain will dull. Fortunately, we retain the good memories of those we lose and that helps us move on.

    As far as this new generation, I as a male of the species, often have similar thoughts. What will the future of this country or this world become? But, looking back, youth from all generations have done similar outlandish, crazy and moronic things to prove that the human species may not actually be the most intelligent species on Earth. Remember hippies, Woodstock, burning bras, the sexual revolution, LSD, etc.? I think I’ve occasionally met carrots that are smarter than some of the people you described. But, back in “our day” (and I have you by almost another generation) we had less than half as many people in the US (150,000,000 in 1950 compared to about 315,000,000 just 65 years later) and we didn’t have instant notoriety via about 200 TV and cable channels, plus instant YouTube and scores of other Internet video channels viewable by gazillions of eyes.

    But, it’s still very scary.

    1. Hi Ed, thanks for commenting. I’m looking forward to the pain going away. And I do have many good memories of Christopher to cling too in this dark time.

      You are so right about the internet bringing everything on to stage front and center.

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