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Friday, August 19, 2005

The Attitude of Today's Older Woman

It is almost 5 in the morning and I've been up a half hour. If I were ten years younger even, this would be considered a big no-no. Seems as soon as I turned the big 5-0, if something wakes me up, I can't go back to sleep no matter how hard I try.

While up, I decided to grab me a sandwich (another big no-no since my self-proclamation of starting a diet as of uh yesterday and pilgrimages to the fridge in the middle of the night is definitely not on the diet list rules) and a pepsi (again, NO-NO), and catch up on email. It is when I was in email I came upon an article about Demi Moore finding her soul mate, Ashton Kutcher, at a casual dinner with friends.

It did provide me with fodder for a future soul mate article, but what caught my attention was a quote she said in this article that went:

"It's been a challenging few years, being the age I am, with so much focus
now on how I look," Moore says. "Almost to the point where I felt like, well,
they don't know what to do with me. I am flawed. And I'm not 20. Not 30. But I'm
certainly different from what most people feel someone in her 40s should

Demi is my hero.

What's this have to do with writing hen lit? That's the attitude I want to see and read. I want to hear about those Demis out in the world who are finding love at later life and portray what it really is like in today's world to be 40 and above. She is my inspiration.

Now, another great thing about getting up in the middle of the night is when your tummy is full, and you've been up for an hour or so, you can finally go back to sleep.

See you in the morning...zzzzzzzzzzzz....

posted by Dorothy Thompson @ Friday, August 19, 2005


  1. At Friday, August 19, 2005, Blogger Kathy Holmes said…

    What a stroke of brilliance, Dorothy! Sometimes I do my best work in the middle of the night, too.

    I'm happy to see Demi stating exactly what we've been saying. Unfortunately, Hollywood is still playing by the old rules. Maybe we can't do anything about that, but we can keep sending the message that age is just a number. Inside, I still feel like I'm 24 - maybe why people think I'm younger than I am. :)


  2. At Friday, August 19, 2005, Blogger Dorothy said…

    Exactly! Maybe we should contact Demi when we get our books published for an endorsement!!!!


  3. At Friday, August 19, 2005, Blogger Myriam's Muse said…

    I have been working since 1 this morning which is when I woke up but I almost have my deadlines done for asknow.com... woo hoo. Actually I am way ahead of schedule.



  4. At Saturday, August 20, 2005, Blogger Marley Gibson said…

    I actually based a character on Demi...LOL! I have to admit, although she's had a lot of surgery, she is a good example of an "older" woman making it in Hollywood. Must be that young man she's dating. *eg*


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