"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity." ~ Gilda Radner

Saturday, February 01, 2014


Christie Brinkley
Uncanny, isn't it?

Uptown Girl by Billy Joel on GroovesharkThe resemblance, I mean.

Just a couple of  ageless uptown girls, me and that ridiculously still-stunning super model Christie Brinkley.

Guess Who
Perfect hair. Dewey cheeks. Defined brows. Long, lean legs that don't quit.

Hard to tell who's who in these pictures (hint: I am the one at right sporting the princess crown).

Of course, Christie turns 60 tomorrow and I am still a mere 57. But the timeless beauty we share knows no age...

OK, so I'm delusional. And my picture has been, um, slightly altered (as has Christie's, my friends and I hopefully suspect).

Truth is, my hair is graying terribly at the roots, my cheeks are slightly ruddy, my brows are unkempt, and my legs are short and thick as old stove pipes.

I am also depressed as hell after reading this week's People Magazine and learning just how ageless Old Lady Brinkley really is as she hits six freaking decades. She absolutely looks half her damn age (if not younger).

How does she do it?

Well, for starters, Christie reportedly eats sheep milk yogurt with fruit and wheat germ for breakfast (of course she does), and takes some dietary supplement I can't pronounce. Her snack consists of melon and walnuts and a turmeric-enriched drink that boosts energy. And her lunch is usually some combo of beans and veggies left over from the night before.


Her "sweet treat"?

Orange rolls...yum
Not the three Rhodes Orange Rolls With Cream Cheese Frosting I just inhaled while typing this sentence. Nope.

If the former Mrs. Billy Joel is craving something sweet, she reportedly drinks cold coconut water.


Hey, I've tried that stuff. It tastes like crap. I prefer a bottle  of ice cold Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino to douse my sweet tooth. And it goes great with my daily glazed donut, thank you very much.

Christie's top fitness rule is, according to the People article, "Get Moving".

"Listen to this, honey," I called out to my husband. "She does at least 10 minutes a day on her Total Gym machine.  Blah, blah, blah."

"You sound bitter, dear," he replied.

Green Acres by Eddie Albert/Eva Gabor on GroovesharkSniff. Oh, the long-ago Uptown Girl dreams of a nowadays Green Acres Gal.

And, as if it couldn't get any worse, Christie Brinkley, at the ripe old age of 60, also multitasks to stay fit.

"I do leg lifts when brushing my teeth," she is quoted as saying.



Seriously??? I usually have to rest my elbows on the sink mid-brushing because my cankles ache.


Oh, what the hell. Might as well grab my toothbrush and one of my three-pound hand weights (buried back in my closet) and give it a whirl. It may be the only way to beat my Christie Brinkley Uptown Girl Sheep Milk Yogurt Multitasking 60th Birthday Blues.


Small town girl
She's been living in her orange roll world...