Anyone who follows this blog knows I had a little “work” done on my face less than two months ago. Although my looks aren’t dramatically different, I think I look fresher and somewhat younger.

I'm too old for Woody, no matter how old I look

I’ve noticed something slightly disturbing as a result: I’m getting more attention from men on the street. I don’t mean they’re falling all over themselves to get my phone number (oops, I mean e-mail). But they are smiling more, making small talk and glancing my way.

Why does this bother me? Because it confirms and emphasizes how superficial and ridiculous men can be.

I didn’t have the face work to attract men. I have a man. I wanted my outer coating to more closely mirror my inner core. I am not a shread bit different.

I  am sixty three today, gentlemen. Don’t let my face fool you for one minute.

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8 Responses to “Ah-men!”

  1. Leigh Chandler says:

    Happy be-lated Birthday Geri!

    I agree with Maureen, above. I think when you feel great and are having a good day or feeling particularly confident – it attracts more people to look your way, both men and women. Of course, over the years the “looks” from men have dwindled, but that was always so superficial anyway. I would much rather get a genuine smile from a person of any age or gender, anytime!

    • Geri says:

      Hi Leigh,

      Thank you much. BTW, we’re meeting next week on our project, so will be getting back to you soon.


  2. Geri says:

    Dear Max,

    I said how superficial men “can” be. That doesn’t mean all men are superficial. You are not.


  3. Max says:

    I object to having my sex as whole labeled ‘superficial’. I demand that you retract that wholly libelous statement.

  4. Maureen@IslandRoar says:

    I think, with your new look, you must just be oozing confidence and that definitely comes across and draws attention. Smart guys…

  5. Heather says:

    Happy Birthday! You inspire!

  6. Toby Wollin says:

    I’m sorry, but that photo of Woody Allen (especially since we know his relationship history) is definitely over the line of ‘creepy’. And I won’t bring up (the hell I won’t) the recent tale of Chris Rock who, after introducing Gabby Sidibe at the NAACP awards grabbed her in the rearend. With both hands. In front of everyone.
    Would he have done that to Meryl Streep? I think not.
    Guys like this need to be called on it. Immediately. Hard. Eyeball to eyeball. “Yes, they’re breasts, Mr. Allen – I’m sure you’ve seen them before. They’re full of mammary glands and are used to feed babies. Now grow up.”

  7. Duchesse says:

    I have a close friend who started a successful introductions business; her clients were successful exec men. For her fee, she would introduce the men to six women. She believed in distinguishing her service from the run of the mill (and was not running an escort business) so she tested both parties extensively and spent tons of time with the client. At the end of 5 years in business,she told me the only thing the men cared about, despite what they said in the interviews, was looks. Every man, every time.

    One man engaged her services while still with a live-in partner; when she said she would not take the assignment, he told her the precise day he would end things with this current partner, and did so.


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