Entries Tagged as 'parties'

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Come. Join My Cult.

In my never-ending quest for world domination to sell more books to make my readers’ lives even more wonderful, may I suggest you join a How Not To Act Old Meetup. If you’ve never heard of a Meetup, well, that’s all the more reason to hurry on down there because it’s a sign you might […]

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

#s 54, 55, 56, 57 & 58: Special 4th of July Oldness Alerts

All right, I’ve got to leave you alone for a couple of days now, and I don’t want to catch you Acting Old while I’m away: #54: Don’t Call July 4th “Our Nation’s Birthday.” Outmoded holiday nicknames — Turkey Day, St. Paddy’s Day — are lame and old. #55: Don’t Hang One Of Those Flag […]

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

#37: Cancel The Dinner Party

I didn’t start throwing dinner parties until I was nearly 40. Too much work, too difficult to coordinate all those dishes, plus who was going to take care of the kids while I shopped and cooked and cleaned and uncorked the wine and lit the candles and changed into a comfortable-yet-cleavage-baring dress and led the […]

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

#5: Don’t Dance To “Sexual Healing”

Dancing to a sexy song, especially an old sexy song, is probably all right as long as there aren’t any other people around, particularly any young people. But if young people are watching, attempting to get thoroughly enough lost in moving to the music to enjoy it, much less be any good at it, will […]

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

#2: Don’t Talk About Your (Grownup) Children

My daughter lives in Paris. She’s the editor of a magazine there called Self Service. And my son: My son goes to Yale. Let me tell you all about them. Or maybe I should just keep my mouth shut. Going on and on about your grownup children is one of the prime ways people act […]

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