To Stay Young, Act Young

You have to hand it to Joan Collins.  She looks good.  She wears red. She’s 79 years old.220px-Joan_Collins_in_Stephane_Rolland_(1)_cropped

And she tweets.

I don’t know how long Collins has been tweeting, but last month she started issuing diet tips.  For a while, she issued one tip a day.

January 8: #1 best exercise – push yourself away from the dining table.

January 9: Ditch all white food, anything made with white flour, rice, pasta, milk, sugar.

January 10: Try just eating eggs only for every meal: hardboiled, scrambled, poached. Very filling, but do it 1 day only.

January 11: Between meals (no snacking) eat an apple.

Really, eat an apple?  Who knew?

I’m going to have to try this one from January 17: If you MUST drink, have vodka or tequila with ice & water, instead of wine.

This one is pretty good, too, from January 20: You must eat life or life will eat you.  And it’s only 39 characters with spaces!

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There’s No Getting Around It

It must be true:  the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Everyone says so.

Rock on! Photo by: all that improbable blue.

The feeling might be sentimental or cynical.  It can refer to private pleasures or shared sorrows.  Poets make it rhyme, and songsters put it to music, whether it’s pure country or full throttle rock ‘n roll.

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss. It’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime. Sweet summertime.  The more things change, the more they stay the same,” Kenny Chesney sings of summers past and present.

“Now I hear all about your running around. Man, you’re a legend all over town. The more things change, the more they remain the same,” Mary Chapin Carpenter criticizes a cheating ex.

On their album Strange Times, Moody Blues recites, “Nothing changes, and nothing stays the same. And life is still a simple game.”

But to the glam heavy metal band Cinderella, life is anything but a game. “You gotta go for the throat. 
You gotta fight for your life.

 The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Everyone’s your brother till you turn the other way.”

Bon Jovi observes, “The same sunrise, it’s just another day.  If you hang in long enough they say you’re comin’ back.  Just take a look, we’re living proof and, baby, that’s a fact.  You know the more things change, the more they stay the same.”

“You know what I’m talking about,” Jon Bon Jovi shouts in concert in the middle of his song, “Right?” Right!

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Like a fine wine, baby.  See Jon Bon Jovi rock it out: