My neck’s pretty good

May 22, 2007 at 8:26 am (age, beauty, funny, hair, hormones, Nora Ephron)

I want to meet Nora Ephron. That woman is wickedly funny and I can’t wait to get hold of her book I feel bad about my neck. In a recent interview with Australian Women’s Weekly the woman who made Meg Ryan’s orgasm scene, well, orgasmic, hits all the high notes.
In an excerpt from her book she reveals there’s one thing responsible for women looking younger. Not exercise; not facials; not Botox or even plastic surgery. No, the answer, she says, is hair dye.
Because of that little bottle/tube/paste/cream women now look much younger than before. That whole 40 is the new 30 concept. Now, never having been a hair-dyer myself (not ever, ever), I thought she’s exaggerating but then I realised – not a single woman in my office has grey hair. Not a single one – even though some of them are over 60. How come I’ve never noticed this before?
The double standards are there, of course – many grey-haired men occupy space on our floor but that’s not the point here today. I’m just wondering if I’m going to have to start colouring my hair when the grey ones become more prominent (I have spotted ‘em already). Is it still ok to be grey?



  1. batman5172 said,

    lol, of course it’s ok to be grey nutter. that’s like asking if it’s ok to be white?

  2. tbhanks said,

    Ja, but how many grey women do you know?

  3. madamm said,

    I want to meet Nora too!!
    Not only was she the most witty guest Oprah has had in a very long time, she’s completely right!! hair dye is the answer!
    And I want to read her book too…
    Maybe when I’ve finished all these ones on blogs and so on.

  4. tbhanks said,

    There is simply too much to read. I am drowning in a sea of words and having a mighty strong self-pity party right now.

  5. Louisa said,

    If you do decide to dye, remember to let your eyebrows and your hair colour suit each other. How many sudden redheads have you seen with pitch black eyebrows…strange.

  6. tbhanks said,

    Hmmm…good point. What about eyelashes? Blonde eyelashes with red hair…

  7. madamm said,

    but HOW do you dye your lashes?~!

  8. tbhanks said,

    Probably as intricate as having your eyebrows threaded. Fuck, the things we do for beauty. Or actually, I don’t do those things. I couldn’t give a rat’s ass about making myself look different from the way I do now. Make up is fine but all that shit? Ai ne a.

  9. batman5172 said,

    if you are gonna do it make sure you do it for yourself, coz us guys couldnt care less

  10. Lost-in-Jozi said,

    I disagree with Batman. Of course we care!
    Who wants to see your wife / partner looking like your mother?

  11. tbhanks said,

    But doesn’t your mother look good Lost-in-Jozi? But Batman, didn’t you know women are much more judgmental toward other women than men are? We can scan another woman in less time than it takes you to get from her face to her boobs. But guys do, eventually, notice.

  12. batman5172 said,

    we do notice, but most of us dont give a crap. If you married/or are attached to someone who looks like your mom that’s your fault Jozi. young chicks with a few greys dont look so bad man

  13. tbhanks said,

    Yay for Batman. Tien punte vir jou! I like the way you think Batman. You deserve some chocolate cake. Your ladylove will reward you for loving the inside, not the out.

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