Technically, I guess I'm over the hill by show biz standards, but despite my proximity, I don't live by "showbiz standards." It's not the business I'm in. In my business, there's a mix of young and old and I am firmly planted in the middle. It's also a good reason why they probably call it "middle management." Because we're so very middle in so many ways.
All that aside, I thought about holding up well and while I am proud that I'm not looking like a meth addict or like the next cheeseburger might be the one that does me in, I didn't really love being told that I was "holding up well." Next time, just say "You look good." Don't add any qualifiers ("for your age," "despite the bags under your eyes," "for your weight.") God knows I add my own qualifiers in my head and am trying to get away from them.
When I think of holding up well, I think of the things below. What would you add?
(admittedly some are better than others)
|Check it out again on Netflix |
and see what I mean.
|This bitch is holding up very well, |
but I hear she's had some work done.
Shit, did I just become anti-feminist
towards a painting?
|The collective works of |