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    05 May 2008


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    I know that there are some wonderful surgeons out there and if it bothers anyone to have wrinkles etc, then go for it. Personally I have reached an age where I am sometimes surprised to see that older woman where that young girl used to be. My consolation is that I am in good health and my husband thinks I'm beautiful. So far that is enough for me.

    I like reading your blog. I'm glad you didn't give it up!!

    It doesn't really bother me-- I think I look pretty good for my age! But it's hard comparing yourself to movie stars in the neighborhood!

    As a beauty I'm not a great star
    There are others more handsome by far
    My face I don't mind it
    because I'm behind it
    It's the folks out if front that I jar

    If others can see the work, it's indeed bad cosmetic surgery. If others just think, "wow, doesn't she look lovely", THAT's what you want to pay for!

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    Today's quotation

    • In Paris, the purest virtue is the object of the filthiest slander.

        –Honoré Balzac (1799-1850), in Scènes de la vie privée

      À Paris, la vertu la plus pure est l'objet des plus sales calomnies.

    Le petit aperçu d'Ailleurs

    • Annual Geminids meteor shower (shooting stars!) coming this weekend, if it's not too cloudy out at night.