Friday, July 30, 2010

A strange dichotomy


For the first part of women's lives 
they do everything to not get pregnant,
then for the rest of their lives 
[some] women* do everything to get pregnant.


For the first part of women's lives 
they hope that they do not get carded,
then for the rest of their lives 
women** hope that they do get carded.


*present company excluded
**present company included


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5 comments:

  1. Calling it strange might just be the understatement of the year. Sigh.

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  2. oh gosh, this was a scheduled post from a while back. anyway, it always seems when you let go is when the magic happens. everything will be okay in the end, and if it's not? it's not the end.

    xoxoxoxo,
    G

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  3. i don't think i've ever been carded.

    and i'm a babyface. sigh.

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  4. I'm so sad these days when I don't get carded. When I was in Japan a couple of years ago my friend and I got carded (we were 27-28ish). NO ONE gets carded in Japan. I think it's because we were the only women in the country not wearing make up.

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  5. Oh I didn't think it was aimed at me. I'm not *that* paranoid anymore. (The drugs do work, children.) But I'll happily take kisses and reassurance anytime.

    Besides, I was in total agreement. It makes my fucking day whenever some pimply-faced youth at the checkout counter makes sure I'm legallly allowed to pickle my liver to my heart's content. Such concern! Although, I don't know about doing *everything* to get pregnant. I did bust out the strap-on the other day though, does that count?

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