A Lie. And Buffing My Face.

Scene 1, Take 2

Okay, I’m wondering if any of you caught the mistake I made in my previous post and were just being polite by not mentioning it because it was my birthday, but were thinking, “Poor man.…I don’t have the heart to tell him he can’t subtract.”

Tuesday night my brother Tom called to wish me a Happy Birthday, when I heard my mother’s voice in background, “Happy Birthday, Ronnie! How old are you now, 57?”

I told my brother to tell my mother, “No, I’m 58 today.”

And then no sooner did I say that, something made me stop dead in my tracks. It was like a light bulb clicked on in my head.

Bewilderedly I said to my brother, “Um…Tom, I’m 58, right?”

Tom immediately started calculating the year I was born (1955) by subtracting it from 2012 in his head.

In the meantime, I took out my calculator and began doing the math.

Simultaneously my brother and I shouted, “No, I’m/you’re not 58….you’re 57!!!”

After we laughed our asses off, I said, “Well, at least I’m a year less than what I thought I was.”

Then I suddenly blurted out, “HOLY SHIT…..I TOLD EVERYONE ON MY BLOG THAT I WAS 58 YEARS OLD ON TUESDAY. I LIED!!!!!!!!!”

Well, I didn’t really LIE, I just can’t SUBTRACT.

See, this is another thing that happens when you age. You lose your ability to THINK.

So forgive me everyone.

Scene 2, Take 1


Back in July when I was visiting my family in Florida, a good of friend of my mother’s gave me a small skincare sample of a facial buffing cream from the company, Sisley.

Sisley is one of the most expensive skincare companies on the market, so I could never afford to purchase their products unless I started turning tricks down on the street corner. But I thought I’d try the sample to see if it was as good as they say because people RAVE about it.


*Before using the product. Notice how my face and skin appear. I look like a Gnome.


The instructions were to wash my face before applying the buffing cream.


Next, I applied the buffing cream and waited for it to dry. Then, using circular motions with my fingertips I gently buffed off the cream, removing dead cells and impurities; revealing renewed skin.

Here are the results....


OMG…don’t I look FLAWLESS? It worked like MAGIC! Notice how my skin glows with a delicate, ethereal quality. I resemble Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, right after she had a team of beauty experts come to her house and give her a complete makeover; preparing for her big comeback to the silver screen.


Norma Desmond practicing her facial expressions for the cameras.


“Alright, Mr. DeMille…I’m ready for my close-up!”

Have a FLAWLESS weekend everyone!
X

89 comments

  1. OMG! What a freakin' riot!! This is definitely something I would do...you didn't lie...you just cannot subtract. Neither can I!! Not without a calculator!! We forgive you buddy!! RON!!! I LOVE that facial cream and I especially love all of these fabulous FACE SHOTS!! We really have to meet in person...I would totally recognize you if I passed you on the street!! You are such a HAPPY person!! Happy Friday!! xo Jeanne

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  2. I'm furious with you, Ron, you just added another year to the difference between our ages. Now I'm depressed haha. I have a handy calculator for when my memory lets me down, I start with the birth year and work upwards from there (it helps to know which year we're at - and for your information it is 2012) ... then I take a tablet and go for a lie down until I feel better....lol. Anyway, back to you. You do, of course, realise that you are actually in your 58th year whaaaaaaa.

    I love your posts, they really give life a lift to anyone who reads them. Have a splendid weekend, oh and Happy Friday.

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  3. I forgot to say, I used to love Sisley products, but they're exclusively kept in a big city store which I can't get to anymore. Duh! Your pictures are fabulous.... before and after *wink*

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  4. Hi Ronnie,
    Happy TGIF!!
    OK; we all get older and we laugh at our errors!! That is allright; I have had egg on my face more than once(wrong day, wrong name, whatever).
    Welcome to the club!

    OMG- Look at you!! You must have turned on half of the guys already with that silky skin and hypnotic eyes(geez, you look like Madame Irma with your towel in a turban!).
    Flawless, indeed...

    Once again, I had a laugh and a smaile from ya, dear friend.
    Happy weekend.
    XOXO

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  5. LOL you're a card Ron, you do make me laugh! I hadn't noticed your calculation mistake at all but what great news for you - YOU'RE A YEAR YOUNGER THAN YOU THOUGHT!! YAY!!

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  6. Rob LenihanOctober 05, 2012

    Boy, Ron, most people lie about themselves being younger! You actually chalked up an extra year. What the hell is wrong with you!?!? Anyway, I'm glad we got an extra year of Ron to enjoy.

    As Billy Idol used to say, "too much is never enough!"

    And I'll have to get me a tub of that Sisley stuff so I can look as fabulous as you do--without having to turn tricks on the street corner!

    Have a tricky weekend, buddy, and if you find any more extra years lying around, give 'em to me!!

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  7. I like that look that you have after your facial. I turned tricks on the corner once. I did some card tricks and then I made a nickel vanish from my hand to the crack of my ass. The worst part was when I farted I got 5 Pennies in return.
    As far as being 57, Yeah, we all knew it but we just thought that you had a birthday visit from AL Zimmer.
    Well my PA Libra Buddy I wish you much happiness and light for your birthday, and may the love that fills all enjoy a home in your heart.

    PS I have to look at my driver's license to find out how old I am.
    DAVE

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  8. I can seldom remember correctly how old I am.
    When someone asks me I go blank for a bit and give an average !

    If asked, I ask my brother or my close friends first how old they are and then add or subtract as needed.

    If I ask my wife, she asks me to guess first - I always say a number way higher so she corrects me immediately. ;-)

    How did you make your nose go big grandma ?

    And Norma, you look radiant !

    I checked out where I could find Sisely in Canada - turns out they have set up shop at Holt Renfrew in Downtown Toronto... eep !

    That's were you find shirts price tagged at $1500 a piece !

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  9. At least you discovered that you are younger. Wait until someone asks you your age and you say "48", then you get the sudden realization that you are actually 58! That happened to me......more than once, and I really believed it at the time!

    I bet you have fun taking these shots Ha ha!

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  10. Ha, ha...I did the same thing a couple of years ago! I don't know of any other woman who has made herself older, am I crazy? Like you, I just can't subtract; see we really are kindred spirits!

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  11. Man, that's awesome! It's like you gained an extra year of life. Take advantage this next year, Ron. Act crazy! Go wild! Do things you wouldn't normally do!!

    Wait. You pretty much already live by that motto...

    Anyway, hope your 57th birthday was a blast!

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  12. Helloooooooooo Jeanne~

    "This is definitely something I would do...you didn't lie...you just cannot subtract. Neither can I!! Not without a calculator!!"

    Isn't that something???? When I finally realized I was 57 and not 58...I was both happy, but also flabbergasted that I miscalculated - DUH! This is the second time I totally forgot how old I was. I also did it back when I turned 49, but thought I was 50!

    "We really have to meet in person...I would totally recognize you if I passed you on the street!!"

    Yes, one of these days we WILL meet, I just know it and look forward to that day!

    Thanks for stopping by, Jeanne! Have a super weekend!

    X to you and the girlz!

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  13. Goooood morning Valerie~

    "I'm furious with you, Ron, you just added another year to the difference between our ages. Now I'm depressed haha."

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, how funny!!!!

    But I have to tell you that I always think of you as being young because you have such a YOUNG and BOUNTIFUL energy about you. It shines through your writing!

    "Anyway, back to you. You do, of course, realise that you are actually in your 58th year whaaaaaaa."

    You're right! I think because my birthday is towards the end of the year; moving into the next, that's why I always think I'm one year ahead.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet and kind words. You're a doll! Have a faaaaaaaabulous weekend!

    X

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  14. Isn't Sisley awesome???? Here in the States, they're exclusively kept in 'higher-end' stores, such as, Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Nordstroms.

    And all kidding aside, this facial buffing cream really DID make a difference in my skin, even after using it only ONCE. It think it retails for about $95.00 a jar. Waaaaaaay too expensive for me.

    Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the photos. I created them over at PicMonkey.

    X

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  15. Bonjour Barb~

    Happy TGIF!

    "OK; we all get older and we laugh at our errors!! That is allright; I have had egg on my face more than once(wrong day, wrong name, whatever).
    Welcome to the club!"

    OMG...you should have heard my brother and I LAUGHING when we realized I made a mistake!!!

    "Look at you!! You must have turned on half of the guys already with that silky skin and hypnotic eyes(geez, you look like Madame Irma with your towel in a turban!)."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahah! That CRACKED ME UP! Madame Irma!!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear friend. Have a SUPER weekend!

    XOXOX to you and D!

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  16. Good morning Pearl~

    "I hadn't noticed your calculation mistake at all "

    Great! Judging from the comments, I don't think anyone realized it either...whew!

    " YOU'RE A YEAR YOUNGER THAN YOU THOUGHT!! YAY!!"

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Have a glorious weekend!

    X,
    Norma Desmond

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  17. Hey there Rob~

    "Boy, Ron, most people lie about themselves being younger! You actually chalked up an extra year. What the hell is wrong with you!?!?"

    I KNOW...can you believe that?!?!?!? It's like I'm PUSHING myself to get OLDER. I did this once before when I thought I was going to turn 50, but I was actually 49!

    "And I'll have to get me a tub of that Sisley stuff so I can look as fabulous as you do--without having to turn tricks on the street corner!"

    Bwhahahahahahahhahaha!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, buddy. Have terrific weekend!

    X,
    Norma Desmond

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  18. Hey there Dave~

    "I turned tricks on the corner once. I did some card tricks and then I made a nickel vanish from my hand to the crack of my ass. The worst part was when I farted I got 5 Pennies in return."

    Bwhahahahahahahhahahahaha!

    Bwhahahahahahahahhahahaah!

    OMG, Dave, YOU. ARE. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "As far as being 57, Yeah, we all knew it but we just thought that you had a birthday visit from AL Zimmer."

    Bwhahahahahhahahhaha! I'm dying laughing!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my Libra buddy. And thanks for the great morning laughs!

    Have a terrific weekend!

    X

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  19. Hey there Jaffer~

    "I can seldom remember correctly how old I am.
    When someone asks me I go blank for a bit and give an average !"

    I am so glad to hear I'm not the ONLY one who does this. I swear to god, for the past 10 years I actually have to think HARD, to remember how old I am. When I was a kid, I always heard my parents say that when they got to certain age, they started to forget how old they were and I couldn't understand that. NOW I know - HA!

    "If I ask my wife, she asks me to guess first - I always say a number way higher so she corrects me immediately. ;-)"

    Hahahahahahahhaha! Good going, buddy!

    "How did you make your nose go big grandma ?"

    I edited each photo over at PicMonkey using something they call, 'Monster Morph.' It's part of their Halloween photo edited software. The Norma Desmond photos, I used their 'cosmetic altering' software to add the makeup.

    "I checked out where I could find Sisley in Canada - turns out they have set up shop at Holt Renfrew in Downtown Toronto... eep !

    That's were you find shirts price tagged at $1500 a piece !"

    Yes, Sisley is only sold at 'higher-end' department stores, so I'm not surprised to hear that. Here in the States, we have it at Neiman Marcus, Nordstroms, Saks, and places like, Bergdorf Goodman in NYC.

    Always great to read your comments, Jaffer. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a super weekend!

    X

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  20. Hiya Babs~

    "Wait until someone asks you your age and you say "48", then you get the sudden realization that you are actually 58! That happened to me......more than once, and I really believed it at the time!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG...how funny, but I can SO see that happening because LOOK at what I just did! I forgot how old I was!?!?

    "I bet you have fun taking these shots."

    I had a blast! I edited them over at PicMonkey. I LOVE that place!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Wishing you an AWESOME weekend!

    X to you and Mo!

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  21. Hiay Suzi~

    "I don't know of any other woman who has made herself older, am I crazy? Like you, I just can't subtract; see we really are kindred spirits!"

    HA! No, you're not crazy because I do same thing. I did this one other time when I thought I was going to turn 50, when in fact, I was only turning 49. It's like I'm pushing myself to get old!

    Thanks for stopping by, kindred spirit! Have a faaaaaabulous weekend!

    X

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  22. Howdy Mark~

    "It's like you gained an extra year of life."

    I know, can you believe that? I feel BORN AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

    " Take advantage this next year, Ron. Act crazy! Go wild! Do things you wouldn't normally do!!

    Wait. You pretty much already live by that motto..."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, I do!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a most AWESOME weekend!

    X to you and Tara!

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  23. Ron, once again I'm sitting here at my desk and laughing so hard that people in the office are asking me what is so funny! I hope you don't mind, but I let a few of my coworkers view your photos. That last one is hilarious! You are such a riot!

    I honestly didn't notice the calculation mistake when I read your post on Monday. So what does that tell you? I can't subtract either!

    Hope you had a happy 57th birthday.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Ron.

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  24. Hola Denise~

    "I hope you don't mind, but I let a few of my coworkers view your photos. That last one is hilarious!"

    OMG...they must think I'm INSANE! Which I AM!

    Bwhahahhhahahahahaha!

    "I honestly didn't notice the calculation mistake when I read your post on Monday. So what does that tell you? I can't subtract either!"

    Good, glad to know I'm not the only one who can't subtract.

    Yes, I had an AWESOME 58th (or rather 57th) birthday!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. Have a maaaaaavelous weekend!

    X

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  25. ...ha,ha,ha...THAT is so something I would do! I can't do math to save my soul so I've already decided I'm gonna be 50 until I turn 60 and so on and so forth. I mean really, once you get to a certain age, all the years in between are just chicken sh*t. ;o)

    ...And seriously, you look just like Norma in that last shot! Really. And I think you should send in this post to Sisley, I believe you have a future role in their company as a spokesperson. I think they'll snatch you up in a heartbeat! :o)

    ...As always, you never fail to make me smile Ron. Thank you for that!

    ...I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. Here's hoping you have a most wonderful birthday FILLED with family, friends, love, laughter & CAKE!
    *<:o)

    ...(((birthday hug)))

    ...Blessings too. :o)

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  26. Helloooooooooooooooooo TJ!!!!

    OMG...you have no idea how HAPPY I am see your comment!! In fact, I just stopped by your blog earlier this morning to check up on you.

    "I've already decided I'm gonna be 50 until I turn 60 and so on and so forth. I mean really, once you get to a certain age, all the years in between are just chicken sh*t. ;o)"

    You said it...all the years in between are just chicken shit!

    " And I think you should send in this post to Sisley, I believe you have a future role in their company as a spokesperson. I think they'll snatch you up in a heartbeat! :o)"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaa! You think????? Hey, I might have NEW career!

    Thank you soooooo much for stopping by, dear lady. Hope all is well. I miss you!

    And thanks for your birthday wishes. I had a lovely day on Tuesday.

    Have a super weekend!

    ((((((( You )))))))

    X

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  27. Katherine KrigeOctober 05, 2012

    Looking good for 58, er 57 Ron. Hope you had a loverly birthday my friend ;)

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  28. *chuckling* How could ya NOT love those photos?! It's the soap on the nose that did it for me.
    And wow what a difference.
    At that price for a jar, darn straight there better be a difference!
    Definitely 'buff' looking! ;-)

    As for the cap announcing the graduation date--seriously thought it was a typo in one of the places, most likely on the cap.
    I mean, how many times can you proclaim 58 and not have it right! (g'head and count and get back to me....LOL)
    One time '55'.........I was blaming the hat!
    Couldn't be YOU, of course....

    It's nice to know you're less older than me than ya were two days ago!
    Whoa......maybe it's that buff stuff!
    Clears out the dead cells on your face AND in your brain?

    k.......I NEED SOME!
    Where do I find it!!

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  29. Hiya Katherine~

    Thank you! Yes, I discovered I'm going BACK in age instead of FORWARD - HA!

    Always so great seeing ya, my friend! Have a faaaaaaabulous weekend!

    X

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  30. Um, liar liar pants on fire?? That is hilarious! I never can remember my age, but for some reason, it becomes crystal clear on the actual birth day. Damn! Of course, I wouldn't want to ever think I'm a year older! Congrats on being a year younger! xO

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  31. Hey there Mel!

    "And wow what a difference.
    At that price for a jar, darn straight there better be a difference!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, you said it. For $95.00 a jar it should not only give you better-looking skin, but also make breakfast for you in the morning!!!

    "As for the cap announcing the graduation date--seriously thought it was a typo in one of the places, most likely on the cap."

    OMG...so you caught it???? You're like the ONLY person who noticed. You GO, Mel!!!!!

    And do you know whats funny? All I had to do to find out how old I was this year, was to look at my Blogger profile because it contains my age from the previous year - DUH!

    Thanks oodles for stopping by, dear lady! Wishing you a FANTABULOUS weekend!

    X ya!

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  32. Hellooooooo Bijoux~

    "Um, liar liar pants on fire??"

    Bwahahahahahahahaha! Hey, you know was funny? I was actually going to SAY that about myself in this post, I kid you not!!!!

    All week I was debating on whether or not to confess to you guys about my age miscalculation, but then I thought, "Oh...why not, they already know I'm CRAZY!!!!"

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Have a terrific weekend!

    X

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  33. Ron, even being in my 30's I have begun to forget what age I will be the next year. So you see, I've done it too!

    Hilarious photos! That last one is priceless!

    Happy 57th birthday, Norma!

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  34. Hiya Matt~

    "even being in my 30's I have begun to forget what age I will be the next year. So you see, I've done it too!"

    I started forgetting my birthday once I hit my 40's. I remember when I THOUGHT I was turning 50, but was actually getting ready to turn 49!

    Glad you enjoyed the photos. I had a blast editing them.

    Always great seeing ya, bud. Have a wonderful weekend!

    X,
    Norma

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  35. you are a riot and i love you for it and your sense of humor. you always make me laugh, ron.

    i always have to pause and think when people ask me my age. i can't remember if i'm 40 or 41. sometimes i just want to hold up both hands like a kid and says: dees many.

    you look beyond flawless in your close up photos.

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  36. Hey Ron, I always get a year added to my age before my birthday comes around too, it's like Happy New Year and I add a year because that's how old I am going to be, then June and my birthday gets here so I add another Ha Ha

    What an impressive buffing cream Ron, Cindy says something like that should do some good for me, smooth skin will make my boa and cowboy hat go together a bit better :)

    I am laughing my rear off right now Ron Thanks for the laughs Buddy.

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  37. Hey there V Girl~

    Aw..thank you. Glad I make ya giggle :)

    Although, I got a BIT carried away with this one, hu?

    " i can't remember if i'm 40 or 41. sometimes i just want to hold up both hands like a kid and says: dees many."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, how CUTE!!!!

    "you look beyond flawless in your close up photos."

    *batting my eyelashes*

    Thank you!

    Hope you had faaaaaabulous Friday! Enjoy your weekend. I hear we're going to have some nice cooler temps.

    X,
    Norma

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  38. Howdy Jimmy!

    "it's like Happy New Year and I add a year because that's how old I am going to be, then June and my birthday gets here so I add another Ha Ha"

    That's exactly what I did this year! It confused me because even though it's still 2012, in another two months it's going to be 2013, so I THOUGHT I was turning 58 - DUH!

    "What an impressive buffing cream Ron, Cindy says something like that should do some good for me, smooth skin will make my boa and cowboy hat go together a bit better :)"

    Bwhahahahahahahahhahahaahhahaaha!

    CRACKED. ME. UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy! And please Cindy I adore her sense of humor!

    Have a SUPER weekend!

    X to you and Miss C!

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  39. " I look like a Gnome."

    KILLER funny! Perfect description.

    And that last photo, Ron?

    Out of your mind HILARIOUS.

    Wishing you a great 57th year!

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  40. Hi Robert~

    I swear to god, that's the first thing I thought when I saw the photo....I look a Gnome!!! HA!

    That last one was fun to make over at PicMonkey.

    Always a joy to see ya, bud! Much thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!

    X,
    Norma D.

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  41. This post made me laugh hard enough to make my son look up and ask what I was laughing about.

    It would have been such a bummer, though, if you'd made an error in the other direction. Still, lying required intention, and there was none so you're off the hook.

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  42. Hi S.A.W.~

    Tee, hee! Aren't I silly?

    "It would have been such a bummer, though, if you'd made an error in the other direction."

    HA! OMG...you're right! I would have been a year OLDER!!!!

    "Still, lying required intention, and there was none so you're off the hook."

    Thank you :)

    Have a wonderful weekend. And thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  43. AhaHhhAHah! Oh Ron! I love you so much! You crack me up!! I am seriously belly-laughing over here.



    PS: I've decided that I am NOT turning 38 this year. Nope. I will be staying 37 for one more year.

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  44. Hey there Meleah!

    Tee, hee...aren't us Libras silly?

    "PS: I've decided that I am NOT turning 38 this year. Nope. I will be staying 37 for one more year."

    You GO, girl! And listen, just tell your readers that you're turning 39, and then do what I did. Tell them you made a mistake and that you're only 38 because it won't FEEL as old - HA!

    Thanks oodles for stopping by! Have a flawless weekend!

    X

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  45. ROFLOL! Ron, good thing I already went to the bathroom, or I’d have wet my pants reading THIS post!


    I didn’t catch your addition error in your birthday post. So, either I can’t add in my head (which I can’t) or I’m too old too think (which I am at 47! 10 years younger than you! Easy to remember now that you have your correct age! lol!).


    Your face is shiningly brilliant my dahling DeMille! The calls for photo shoots should be pouring in any day! hee hee!

    Send me some of that cream and we can go on photo shoots together…well, it would take more than cream to fix my face! But a gal can dream, right!

    Thanks for the laughs!

    Have a fantabulous rest of the weekend! The trees are starting to look so pretty here in Pittsburgh, are they changing out your way?


    ((YOU))


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  46. Dianne WilsonOctober 06, 2012

    actually I was born in 1955 also and I trust you so much that I started telling everyone I was 58!

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  47. Helloooooooooo Pam!

    Tee, hee...aren't I silly?

    "So, either I can’t add in my head (which I can’t) or I’m too old too think (which I am at 47! 10 years younger than you!"

    OMG 47????? You're still a CHILD!!!!!!

    "Your face is shiningly brilliant my dahling DeMille! The calls for photo shoots should be pouring in any day! hee hee!"

    Oh, thank you! It's called PHOTOSHOP - HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

    And yes, I already received several phone calls and emails asking me to pose for Mad Magazine - Bwhahahahahahaha!

    "Send me some of that cream and we can go on photo shoots together…well, it would take more than cream to fix my face! But a gal can dream, right!"

    Actually, this stuff is pretty good. I DID notice a difference in my skin, but I think someone would have to use it on a regular basis to see AMAZING results, but it's waaaaaaaay too expensive for me. The woman I got this from is pretty wealthy, so for her, it's no big deal.

    Mucho thanks for stopping by, dear friend! Have a FANTABULOUS weekend!

    ((((( You )))) )

    X

    P.S. The trees here are starting to turn just tiny bit, but nothing GRAND. This is one time I wish I lived in the burbs because the foliage change is so much more dramatic.

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  48. Hello there Lady Dianne~

    "actually I was born in 1955 also and I trust you so much that I started telling everyone I was 58!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha!

    OMG...I aren't I horrible? NEVER trust me again.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady! Hope all went well for Isadora at the vet today.

    (((((( You ))))))

    X and hugs to you and the gang!

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  49. hope your birthday week was exceptional Ron. counting backwards is the best present ever! LOVE Sunset Blvd! LOVE Bill Holden and Gloria couldn't have been more scary wonderful as ND. have a wonderful weekend, sending love!

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  50. Hey there Diane!

    "counting backwards is the best present ever!"

    Tee, hee....I agree! :)

    "LOVE Sunset Blvd! LOVE Bill Holden and Gloria couldn't have been more scary wonderful as ND."

    Isn't Sunset Boulevard the BOMB? Bill Holden was so handsome in that film. And Gloria? She was faaaaaaaaaabulous as Norma. Scary indeed! I have the DVD which includes all the behind the scenes making of the movie: utterly fascinating! That's a movie which still has the same effect it had back in the 50's. A classic!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a wonderful weekend!

    X to you and Cristybella!

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  51. Jen@whenpigsflyblogOctober 07, 2012

    I did that one year but it was worse. I thought I was a year younger. I was so depressed. I think I need to try the Sisley cream. Your skin looks flawless!

    Great seeing you the other day. Wish we had more time.

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  52. Helloooooooooooo Jen~

    "I did that one year but it was worse. I thought I was a year younger."

    Oh nooooooooooooooo!?!? :O

    "I think I need to try the Sisley cream. Your skin looks flawless!"

    *secret....I also used PHOTOSHOP - HA!

    "Great seeing you the other day. Wish we had more time."

    It was so great seeing YOU the other day too! Next time we'll have to do lunch or dinner. I wish you lived closer so we could hang out more often.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a great rest of your trip. Safe journey home!

    X

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  53. Hahaha! You look like one of the seven dwarves and the skin stuff freakin' made you famous (and normal-sized!). Truly AMAZING!!!! LOL!

    My husband tried to skip his 36th year. I had to, um, gently remind him. We laughed and laughed too. So damn funny. I can't believe you tried to pull one over on us. :-)

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  54. Hahaha! You look like one of the seven dwarves and the skin stuff freakin' made you famous (and normal-sized!). Truly AMAZING!!!! LOL! My husband tried to skip his 36th year. I had to, um, gently remind him. We laughed and laughed too. So damn funny. I can't believe you tried to pull one over on us. :-)

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  55. Hey there Angelia!

    "You look like one of the seven dwarves and the skin stuff freakin' made you famous (and normal-sized!).

    Bwhahahahahahaha! OMG...how funny! Yes...I DO look like one of the seven dwarves!!!!!!

    "My husband tried to skip his 36th year. I had to, um, gently remind him."

    OMG...it must be a "guy thing" - HA!

    Always fab seeing ya, Angelia. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you had a super weekend!

    X,
    Dopey

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  56. Herman TurnipOctober 07, 2012

    "Norma Desmond" Gah! Hey, don't do that...I have a weak heart. ;-)

    Heh...it's great to know that you have a family member who can do math. And on top of that, it's like you gained a free year there. Feel free to go wild for the 365 days! After all, it's a freebie!

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  57. Howdy Herman~

    ""Norma Desmond" Gah! Hey, don't do that...I have a weak heart. ;-)"

    Bwahahahahahahahahahaha! Aren't I one HIDEOUS-looking Norma????

    "Heh...it's great to know that you have a family member who can do math."

    AMEN!

    "And on top of that, it's like you gained a free year there. Feel free to go wild for the 365 days! After all, it's a freebie!"

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy! Hope you had an awesome weekend!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  58. You are gorgeous in EVERY single one of those! XXXOOO!

    I laughed when I read about the birthday/age thing because ... yup... I did that last year! December 1... I was 47 years old. ALL DAY. I told people when they asked. Yes, I was 47. And then I did the math... sound familiar? And realized I was 46. It felt AMAZING to gain a year... holy cow... a YEAR! And I thought I was the only one so old he/she forgets his/her age!!!

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  59. Hello Katherine!

    "You are gorgeous in EVERY single one of those! XXXOOO!"

    Aw...thank you, my daaaaaahling! HA!

    " December 1... I was 47 years old. ALL DAY. I told people when they asked. Yes, I was 47. And then I did the math... sound familiar? And realized I was 46. It felt AMAZING to gain a year... holy cow... a YEAR!"

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I am soooooo glad to hear I'm not the ONLY one who did this! And yahoo to YOU for being a year YOUNGER!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! Always a delight to see ya! Hope you had a super weekend!

    X,
    Norma

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  60. Tara CutlerOctober 08, 2012

    LMAO! That cream is pretty amazing stuff!

    BTW...you have frickin' gorgeous eyes!

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  61. Helloooooooo Tara!

    "LMAO! That cream is pretty amazing stuff!"

    HAHAHAHAHHAHA! Isn't is AMAZING????? It's MAGIC!

    Thank you for your sweet words, girl, you're a doll!

    X

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  62. ...ha,ha,ha...THAT is so something I would do! I can't do math to save my soul so I've already decided I'm gonna be 50 until I turn 60 and so on and so forth. I mean really, once you get to a certain age, all the years in between are just chicken sh*t. ;o)

    ...And seriously, you look just like Norma in that last shot! Really. And I think you should send in this post to Sisley, I believe you have a future role in their company as a spokesperson. I think they'll snatch you up in a heartbeat! :o)

    ...As always, you never fail to make me smile Ron. Thank you for that!

    ...I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. Here's hoping you have a most wonderful birthday FILLED with family, friends, love, laughter & CAKE!
    *<:o)

    ...(((birthday hug)))

    ...Blessings too. :o)

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  63. Helloooooooooooooooooo TJ!!!!

    OMG...you have no idea how HAPPY I am see your comment!! In fact, I just stopped by your blog earlier this morning to check up on you.

    "I've already decided I'm gonna be 50 until I turn 60 and so on and so forth. I mean really, once you get to a certain age, all the years in between are just chicken sh*t. ;o)"

    You said it...all the years in between are just chicken shit!

    " And I think you should send in this post to Sisley, I believe you have a future role in their company as a spokesperson. I think they'll snatch you up in a heartbeat! :o)"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaa! You think????? Hey, I might have NEW career!

    Thank you soooooo much for stopping by, dear lady. Hope all is well. I miss you!

    And thanks for your birthday wishes. I had a lovely day on Tuesday.

    Have a super weekend!

    ((((((( You )))))))

    X

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  64. Ron, once again I'm sitting here at my desk and laughing so hard that people in the office are asking me what is so funny! I hope you don't mind, but I let a few of my coworkers view your photos. That last one is hilarious! You are such a riot!

    I honestly didn't notice the calculation mistake when I read your post on Monday. So what does that tell you? I can't subtract either!

    Hope you had a happy 57th birthday.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Ron.

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  65. Hola Denise~

    "I hope you don't mind, but I let a few of my coworkers view your photos. That last one is hilarious!"

    OMG...they must think I'm INSANE! Which I AM!

    Bwhahahhhahahahahaha!

    "I honestly didn't notice the calculation mistake when I read your post on Monday. So what does that tell you? I can't subtract either!"

    Good, glad to know I'm not the only one who can't subtract.

    Yes, I had an AWESOME 58th (or rather 57th) birthday!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. Have a maaaaaavelous weekend!

    X

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  66. Man, that's awesome! It's like you gained an extra year of life. Take advantage this next year, Ron. Act crazy! Go wild! Do things you wouldn't normally do!!

    Wait. You pretty much already live by that motto...

    Anyway, hope your 57th birthday was a blast!

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  67. Howdy Mark~

    "It's like you gained an extra year of life."

    I know, can you believe that? I feel BORN AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

    " Take advantage this next year, Ron. Act crazy! Go wild! Do things you wouldn't normally do!!

    Wait. You pretty much already live by that motto..."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, I do!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a most AWESOME weekend!

    X to you and Tara!

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  68. Ha, ha...I did the same thing a couple of years ago! I don't know of any other woman who has made herself older, am I crazy? Like you, I just can't subtract; see we really are kindred spirits!

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  69. Hiay Suzi~

    "I don't know of any other woman who has made herself older, am I crazy? Like you, I just can't subtract; see we really are kindred spirits!"

    HA! No, you're not crazy because I do same thing. I did this one other time when I thought I was going to turn 50, when in fact, I was only turning 49. It's like I'm pushing myself to get old!

    Thanks for stopping by, kindred spirit! Have a faaaaaabulous weekend!

    X

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  70. At least you discovered that you are younger. Wait until someone asks you your age and you say "48", then you get the sudden realization that you are actually 58! That happened to me......more than once, and I really believed it at the time!

    I bet you have fun taking these shots Ha ha!

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  71. Hiya Babs~

    "Wait until someone asks you your age and you say "48", then you get the sudden realization that you are actually 58! That happened to me......more than once, and I really believed it at the time!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG...how funny, but I can SO see that happening because LOOK at what I just did! I forgot how old I was!?!?

    "I bet you have fun taking these shots."

    I had a blast! I edited them over at PicMonkey. I LOVE that place!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Wishing you an AWESOME weekend!

    X to you and Mo!

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  72. I can seldom remember correctly how old I am.
    When someone asks me I go blank for a bit and give an average !

    If asked, I ask my brother or my close friends first how old they are and then add or subtract as needed.

    If I ask my wife, she asks me to guess first - I always say a number way higher so she corrects me immediately. ;-)

    How did you make your nose go big grandma ?

    And Norma, you look radiant !

    I checked out where I could find Sisley in Canada - turns out they have set up shop at Holt Renfrew in Downtown Toronto... eep !

    That's were you find shirts price tagged at $1500 a piece !

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  73. Hey there Jaffer~

    "I can seldom remember correctly how old I am.
    When someone asks me I go blank for a bit and give an average !"

    I am so glad to hear I'm not the ONLY one who does this. I swear to god, for the past 10 years I actually have to think HARD, to remember how old I am. When I was a kid, I always heard my parents say that when they got to certain age, they started to forget how old they were and I couldn't understand that. NOW I know - HA!

    "If I ask my wife, she asks me to guess first - I always say a number way higher so she corrects me immediately. ;-)"

    Hahahahahahahhaha! Good going, buddy!

    "How did you make your nose go big grandma ?"

    I edited each photo over at PicMonkey using something they call, 'Monster Morph.' It's part of their Halloween photo edited software. The Norma Desmond photos, I used their 'cosmetic altering' software to add the makeup.

    "I checked out where I could find Sisley in Canada - turns out they have set up shop at Holt Renfrew in Downtown Toronto... eep !

    That's were you find shirts price tagged at $1500 a piece !"

    Yes, Sisley is only sold at 'higher-end' department stores, so I'm not surprised to hear that. Here in the States, we have it at Neiman Marcus, Nordstroms, Saks, and places like, Bergdorf Goodman in NYC.

    Always great to read your comments, Jaffer. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a super weekend!

    X

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  74. I like that look that you have after your facial. I turned tricks on the corner once. I did some card tricks and then I made a nickel vanish from my hand to the crack of my ass. The worst part was when I farted I got 5 Pennies in return.
    As far as being 57, Yeah, we all knew it but we just thought that you had a birthday visit from AL Zimmer.
    Well my PA Libra Buddy I wish you much happiness and light for your birthday, and may the love that fills all enjoy a home in your heart.

    PS I have to look at my driver's license to find out how old I am.
    DAVE

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  75. Hey there Dave~

    "I turned tricks on the corner once. I did some card tricks and then I made a nickel vanish from my hand to the crack of my ass. The worst part was when I farted I got 5 Pennies in return."

    Bwhahahahahahahhahahahaha!

    Bwhahahahahahahahhahahaah!

    OMG, Dave, YOU. ARE. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "As far as being 57, Yeah, we all knew it but we just thought that you had a birthday visit from AL Zimmer."

    Bwhahahahahhahahhaha! I'm dying laughing!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my Libra buddy. And thanks for the great morning laughs!

    Have a terrific weekend!

    X

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  76. Rob LenihanJuly 07, 2013

    Boy, Ron, most people lie about themselves being younger! You actually chalked up an extra year. What the hell is wrong with you!?!? Anyway, I'm glad we got an extra year of Ron to enjoy.

    As Billy Idol used to say, "too much is never enough!"

    And I'll have to get me a tub of that Sisley stuff so I can look as fabulous as you do--without having to turn tricks on the street corner!

    Have a tricky weekend, buddy, and if you find any more extra years lying around, give 'em to me!!

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  77. Hey there Rob~

    "Boy, Ron, most people lie about themselves being younger! You actually chalked up an extra year. What the hell is wrong with you!?!?"

    I KNOW...can you believe that?!?!?!? It's like I'm PUSHING myself to get OLDER. I did this once before when I thought I was going to turn 50, but I was actually 49!

    "And I'll have to get me a tub of that Sisley stuff so I can look as fabulous as you do--without having to turn tricks on the street corner!"

    Bwhahahahahahahhahaha!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, buddy. Have terrific weekend!

    X,
    Norma Desmond

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  78. AkelamaluJuly 07, 2013

    LOL you're a card Ron, you do make me laugh! I hadn't noticed your calculation mistake at all but what great news for you - YOU'RE A YEAR YOUNGER THAN YOU THOUGHT!! YAY!!

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  79. Good morning Pearl~

    "I hadn't noticed your calculation mistake at all "

    Great! Judging from the comments, I don't think anyone realized it either...whew!

    " YOU'RE A YEAR YOUNGER THAN YOU THOUGHT!! YAY!!"

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Have a glorious weekend!

    X,
    Norma Desmond

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  80. Hi Ronnie,
    Happy TGIF!!
    OK; we all get older and we laugh at our errors!! That is allright; I have had egg on my face more than once(wrong day, wrong name, whatever).
    Welcome to the club!

    OMG- Look at you!! You must have turned on half of the guys already with that silky skin and hypnotic eyes(geez, you look like Madame Irma with your towel in a turban!).
    Flawless, indeed...

    Once again, I had a laugh and a smaile from ya, dear friend.
    Happy weekend.
    XOXO

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  81. Bonjour Barb~

    Happy TGIF!

    "OK; we all get older and we laugh at our errors!! That is allright; I have had egg on my face more than once(wrong day, wrong name, whatever).
    Welcome to the club!"

    OMG...you should have heard my brother and I LAUGHING when we realized I made a mistake!!!

    "Look at you!! You must have turned on half of the guys already with that silky skin and hypnotic eyes(geez, you look like Madame Irma with your towel in a turban!)."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahah! That CRACKED ME UP! Madame Irma!!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear friend. Have a SUPER weekend!

    XOXOX to you and D!

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  82. I forgot to say, I used to love Sisley products, but they're exclusively kept in a big city store which I can't get to anymore. Duh! Your pictures are fabulous.... before and after *wink*

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  83. Isn't Sisley awesome???? Here in the States, they're exclusively kept in 'higher-end' stores, such as, Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Nordstroms.

    And all kidding aside, this facial buffing cream really DID make a difference in my skin, even after using it only ONCE. It think it retails for about $95.00 a jar. Waaaaaaay too expensive for me.

    Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the photos. I created them over at PicMonkey.

    X

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  84. I'm furious with you, Ron, you just added another year to the difference between our ages. Now I'm depressed haha. I have a handy calculator for when my memory lets me down, I start with the birth year and work upwards from there (it helps to know which year we're at - and for your information it is 2012) ... then I take a tablet and go for a lie down until I feel better....lol. Anyway, back to you. You do, of course, realise that you are actually in your 58th year whaaaaaaa.

    I love your posts, they really give life a lift to anyone who reads them. Have a splendid weekend, oh and Happy Friday.

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  85. Goooood morning Valerie~

    "I'm furious with you, Ron, you just added another year to the difference between our ages. Now I'm depressed haha."

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, how funny!!!!

    But I have to tell you that I always think of you as being young because you have such a YOUNG and BOUNTIFUL energy about you. It shines through your writing!

    "Anyway, back to you. You do, of course, realise that you are actually in your 58th year whaaaaaaa."

    You're right! I think because my birthday is towards the end of the year; moving into the next, that's why I always think I'm one year ahead.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet and kind words. You're a doll! Have a faaaaaaaabulous weekend!

    X

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  86. OMG! What a freakin' riot!! This is definitely something I would do...you didn't lie...you just cannot subtract. Neither can I!! Not without a calculator!! We forgive you buddy!! RON!!! I LOVE that facial cream and I especially love all of these fabulous FACE SHOTS!! We really have to meet in person...I would totally recognize you if I passed you on the street!! You are such a HAPPY person!! Happy Friday!! xo Jeanne

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  87. Helloooooooooo Jeanne~

    "This is definitely something I would do...you didn't lie...you just cannot subtract. Neither can I!! Not without a calculator!!"

    Isn't that something???? When I finally realized I was 57 and not 58...I was both happy, but also flabbergasted that I miscalculated - DUH! This is the second time I totally forgot how old I was. I also did it back when I turned 49, but thought I was 50!

    "We really have to meet in person...I would totally recognize you if I passed you on the street!!"

    Yes, one of these days we WILL meet, I just know it and look forward to that day!

    Thanks for stopping by, Jeanne! Have a super weekend!

    X to you and the girlz!

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