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Post by Katiedot on Fri Dec 02 2011, 15:27

Thought this was amusing.

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How George Clooney Saved My Self-Esteem


A chance encounter with the gorgeous, gallant star instantly transforms one woman's approach to aging

By Susannah Bianchi


What do you do if you're 50 and feel that you're falling apart? I've looked 35 for so long that to suddenly look my age is downright shocking.

The exact same thing happened to my cat. Missy, who is 15, looked eight for the longest time. I always wondered how she did it. Was it all that rigorous exercise—running relays across the furniture in the middle of the night, pumping blood and oxygen into her furry face—or the fish oil from the countless cans of cat food I faithfully fed her? I thought seriously about switching from my South Beach salad to 9Lives Prime Entrée with Real Salmon.

Then, overnight, Missy aged. That little black nose of hers turned white, and her eyes needed a lift. At first, I thought her mother was visiting, but then the same thing happened to me. My nose didn't change color, but my eyebrows certainly did. Out of nowhere, they were mostly the color of Santa's.

My tweezers became my new best friend, but the more I plucked, the faster the white hairs came back. It was like battling crabgrass

I called Aurora, my Romanian bikini waxer and trusty confidante, who said, “Just wait till it happens farther south.” According to her, my only recourse was to dye.

“But I'm too young to dye!” I said in a severe panic. The idea reminded me too much of my Uncle Pete, who at 83 still polished his hair along with his shoes.

I ran to the drugstore and bought $500 worth of eyebrow pencils, which not only made me eligible for a free box of Tide but also did the trick—provided I didn't let anyone get too close, since my brows looked a tad like a Paint by Number set. I tried touching up Missy's whiskers, but she kept licking off the color.

Just when I got my brows under control, my jaw began to sag. I was stunned. What about all those upward-facing dogs I do, or the series of facial exercises (which, I'll admit, look more like tics) I perform, without fail, every day on the bus? I realized at once that I couldn't pluck my way out of this one, so I did what any other hysterical, hormonally challenged 50-year-old would do: I became possessed. I spent most of my time in front of the mirror on a reconnaissance mission, waiting for the other jaw to drop. Out of nowhere, I seemed to have little satchels under my eyes, and laugh lines when I wasn't laughing. Add these to the occasional hot flash and a vagina as dry as a bran muffin, and I'll show you a weepy woman up on a ledge.

I thought of all the ways I could handle aging without actually going under the knife. I could become a recluse like Greta Garbo, buying my groceries at the all-night Food Emporium, or just pack up and move to Japan, where they respect the elderly. I decided instead to call my friend Camille.

“I have one word for you,” she said when I confided my concerns. “Consultation.”

“Consultation?” The thought of sitting with a surgeon discussing the fate of my face left me depressed and, frankly, a little hungry.

“You have the wrong attitude,” Camille told me. “Think of it as reupholstering. Your face is just like your sofa. Every 20 years or so, it gets worn out from too many people sitting on it.”

“I beg your pardon?” I suddenly saw myself being placed on my side in the back of a Toyota minivan. I agreed to meet Camille in the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan to discuss the matter further.

“What's with the scarf and dark glasses?” Camille asked when I skulked in like Mata Hari. “Are the paparazzi hounding you again?”

“That's not funny,” I said, catching my reflection in the mirror. “I'm just trying to keep a low profile.”

“You're acting nuts, you know that,” Camille said. “Your looks haven't changed all that much.”

“That's a matter of opinion,” I said, casing the bar to make sure no one I knew was there.

“Why don't you treat yourself to a little Botox?” she said, sipping her crantini. “Or if that's too extreme for you, collagen is a sure bet.”

“Collagen? I don't know. Remember what happened to Beth Ann? She went in for a routine lip plumping and came out looking as if she'd been attacked by a swarm of bees.”

“That's what happens when you call an 800 number after midnight,” Camille said. “Rule number one: When it comes to your face, money is no object. You got that?”

“Yes, of course. Do you think I want to end up like Ava from the gym? She invited me over after her trip to Hawaii, and I swear to God, I thought Natalie Portman answered the door. It wasn't out of the question, since Ava knows people in the arts. I was all set to say ‘I love your work’ when she spoke and Ava's voice came out of Natalie Portman's face.”

“I wouldn't mind having my voice come out of Natalie Portman's face,” Camille said.

“You're missing the point,” I said, holding up my jaw with my index fingers. “I'm trying to say I don't want to look like anyone else—not even a beauty like Natalie Portman. I just want to look the way I've looked for the past 15 years. I'm afraid I'm turning into Missy.”

“Are you having hair ball issues?” Camille asked. “Seriously, you're just suffering from a bad case of the fifties. Look at me. I'm 54, and you don't see me wigging out, do you?”

“You've had work done,” I said, rather indignantly.

“Just my lids, and that's not work,” Camille said. “It's maintenance—like getting your teeth cleaned.”

“Since when do they knock you out cold when they clean your teeth?”

“Oh my God!” Camille said, grabbing my arm. “Guess who just walked in?”

Before I could answer, George Clooney was standing right next to me at the bar. I was so shaken that I dropped my wallet on the floor. He bent down, retrieved it and graciously handed it to me.

“Thank you,” I said, trying to appear calm.

“I'm sure people must tell you all the time that you look like Jackie Kennedy,” he said.

“Well, just my mother,” I answered, hoping he couldn't hear my heart thump.

He gave me a quick smile, then disappeared into the crowd.

“Now I really need a drink,” I muttered under my breath.

“What, what?” Camille said. “The sexiest man on the planet just said you look like Jackie Kennedy. What could possibly be the matter?”

“She's older than me,” I said, draining my glass. “Plus, she's dead.”

“He said Jackie Kennedy, not Jacqueline Onassis,” Camille pointed out.

“What the hell's the difference?”

“A good 30 years, that's what.”

“You're right. I should count my blessings,” I said. “He could have said Bess Truman.”

We both started to laugh.


“So, what do you have to say for yourself there, Jackie?” Camille asked, applying fresh lipstick.

“Maybe I'll just go ahead and ‘have my teeth cleaned’ after all,” I said, smiling. “By the way, is there any such thing as a two-for-one special?”

“Susannah, they do both eyes at the same time.”

“I know that,” I said. “I was thinking of Missy.”

Susannah Bianchi, a writer and an actress, blogs at athingirl.com.

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Re: How George Clooney saved my self esteem

Post by janieb on Fri Dec 02 2011, 16:52

This was great!!!!

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Re: How George Clooney saved my self esteem

Post by lucy on Fri Dec 02 2011, 17:04

Wonder if he knew he was paying her a compliment? That's how I would probably react if I were to meet him, barely able to speak! Aging is tough when your face begins to move where it wasn't, or you lose hair where you want it and grow hair where you don't.

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Post by cindigirl on Fri Dec 02 2011, 17:17

I'm not surprised George paid her a compliment along with picking up her wallet. He's the consummate gentleman.

One of the pitfalls of aging and losing weight is losing elasticity in your face and jaw. It's almost like your face is falling right off your skull. LOL

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Post by it's me on Fri Dec 02 2011, 18:21

brava! Very Happy

bravo! Smile

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Post by Pari on Fri Dec 02 2011, 19:08

Aaaaaw... very sweet indeed Smile

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Post by MyGirlKylie on Fri Dec 02 2011, 21:35

That was a hilarious read. I loved how the $500 worth of eye pencils made her eligible for a box of Tide. LMAO

I'm not sure I could speak or remember my own name if I ran into G like that.

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Post by MM on Fri Dec 02 2011, 21:53

Cool. Dang, that is one lucky chick.

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Post by it's me on Sat Dec 03 2011, 07:22

if I ran into G like that I surely would know WHAT TO DO

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Post by melbert on Sun Dec 04 2011, 00:11

Well, if it was ME, he wouldn't have disappeared into the crowd. I would have latched on to him and he would have to drag me kicking and screaming all the way back to his house! Oh wait, HE would be the one kicking and screaming!!

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Post by cindigirl on Sun Dec 04 2011, 00:13

melbert wrote:I would have latched on to him and he would have to drag me kicking and screaming all the way back to his house! Oh wait, HE would be the one kicking and screaming!!

Hey Mel, that sounds like a job for Stacy. LOL

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Post by melbert on Sun Dec 04 2011, 00:15

You keep HER out of my fantasy Cindigirl!!!!!! lol

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Post by cindigirl on Sun Dec 04 2011, 00:17

OK, no Stacy. Let's both of us do the job. I know we can do it!!!

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Post by melbert on Sun Dec 04 2011, 00:19

You're on! First we'll hogtie her and put her in the closet, then on to George!

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Post by cindigirl on Sun Dec 04 2011, 00:20

Oooooh, kinky!!!

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Post by lolo"layla" on Sun Dec 04 2011, 01:40

if george met any one of us alone she might faint ,but if he met all of us together he will faint , lol!

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Post by melbert on Sun Dec 04 2011, 02:39

Wouldn't that be a gas Lolo??? Lots of happy

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Post by zizi on Sun Dec 04 2011, 06:23

lol! no that would be the luckiest day of his life. Hoorah!

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Post by it's me on Sun Dec 04 2011, 09:03

lolo wrote:if george met any one of us alone she might faint ,but if he met all of us together he will faint , lol!

surely!!! love1 Chased

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Post by Cinderella on Sun Dec 04 2011, 19:11

I would love for him to return my wallet to me! Then I would... Laughing

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Post by MyGirlKylie on Sun Dec 04 2011, 19:31

melbert wrote:Well, if it was ME, he wouldn't have disappeared into the crowd. I would have latched on to him and he would have to drag me kicking and screaming all the way back to his house! Oh wait, HE would be the one kicking and screaming!!

Lmao @ the visual of you latched onto his leg like a kid who doesn't want to leave. Wink

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Post by melbert on Sun Dec 04 2011, 21:10

Just like glue!!!!

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Post by pattygirl on Sun Dec 04 2011, 21:30

Just what would you be latched onto, Melbert? My visual is definitely not his leg like a little kid! lol!

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Post by it's me on Sun Dec 04 2011, 23:13

Patty!!!!!

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Post by melbert on Mon Dec 05 2011, 02:13

I was trying to show my innocent *cough,cough* side, PattyGirl!!!! You KNOW what I'd be aholdin' on to!!!!

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