Thursday, January 29, 2009

When I am old, this is who I want to be

I don't know if you've heard of these two ladies, Margaret and Helen. I use the term ladies lightly, because they may be old, but they ain't just sitting around in rockers waiting to "shuffle off this mortal coil" as it were. (Quick, name that play!) These broads rock. They are smart, opinionated, funny, brash and I love them. Thank you Marte for bringing these gals to my attention.

Seriously. Drop what you're doing and go check out their blog, then come back and tell me what you think. They had me at hello, or in their case, at "Kiss My 83 Year Old Ass." They think Sarah Palin is "touched in the head" and Rush Limbaugh is "a relic" and Ann Coulter has "gigantic hoofers" (not hooters, feet) and no heart (well, anyone who has the patience to listen to Coulter for more than a few minutes knows that.) They talk about the "crap" they got at Christmas (oh dear) i.e. the candles and exotic soaps that family members seem to think they need (who else is guilty of that, hands up! and add chocolates and scarves to the list) and they say things like this:

We had a lovely time with family stopping by for long overdue visits. It was even good to see the vegetarians, but I couldn’t get them to try some stuffing. Honestly, how can someone not like bacon? It just doesn’t make any sense.

Check 'em out here

They make me miss my grandmother, who died just on the cusp of her 100th birthday, and who showed the same kind of feist, although she was more genteel as I recall. However, I do remember her telling me, back in 1967 when I was just a kid, that she was off to see I AM CURIOUS (YELLOW). She was seventy-eight years old and said she wanted "to see what all the fuss is about." I had no idea what the fuss was about either, but I knew it was kind of naughty and so I was rightly proud of her for going, alone, to see it. I'd like to think she'd have been up for writing a blog like this.

No matter what your politics or faith, I like the way Margaret and Helen express themselves. They make me think and they make me laugh. Can't argue with that.

9 comments:

Dingo said...

Hamlet!! You knew I would know that one, didn't you? I'm going to go check out Margaret and Helen.

Dingo said...

OMG! They are hilarious! Thanks for linking to thim!

Julie said...

Dude, they are already added to my reader - thanks for the tip!!

Julie said...

Oops, forgot to say - you so rock!

yutha said...

Oh that's just the best, isn't it? Coolest ladies ever....

Debby said...

Hope you don't don't mind. I linked to Margaret and Helen on my blog, but was mindful to give you the glory.

Kathy said...

Marte got you hooked, too, eh? I love them.

kc dyer said...

I _LOVE_ them! This is you and me in ...er...at least five years, eh?

~kc

A Novel Woman said...

Bingo Dingo!!

No Miss Julie, YOU rock. You da man. You da WOman. You too Kathy!

Yutha, I'd like to be half as cool.

Debby, never apologize for linking! That's what blogs are for. And friends. Friends and blogs and sausages. You know, links...forget it. Lame. Not cool like Margaret and Helen.

kc, maybe 1 or 2 for me, but I'll wait for you to catch up.