Wednesday, June 27, 2012

NORA EPHRON (and my neck)

You know how you think of a person and then the next day run into them?
Do you do that?
It happens to me all the time.
Sometimes I will start to think of someone and stop myself and sort of chat
"No. No. No." to myself.
(I have a lot of people that I'd rather not run into.)
Or you talk about an old movie and suddenly they are running it on Saturday afternoon TV.
The other day I was thinking about Nora Ephron.
I think she is very funny and I'm not easily amused.
Well... actually I am, just not by what seems to be popular nowadays.
I'm not into bathroom humor or men dressing up like Grandmas.
As you might know, Nora Ephron wrote and directed a lot of movies and authored several books.
My favorites being "When Harry Met Sally" and "You've Got Mail".
Last year I checked out her book on CD - "I Feel Bad About My Neck", to listen to in my car for my drive to work.
I found myself smiling as I drove and I think I even laughed out loud once.

So the other day I looked in the mirror at work and I thought about Nora Ephron and her book.
I'm still eating healthy, I haven't cheated at all.
So I'm losing weight and the bathroom light is very bright there and I noticed my neck.
The skin isn't loose but it looks "different".
Kinda "crepe-y". Yeah, that's the word that sprung to my mind.
I marched up front and made the office girls look at my neck.
They didn't see a thing. They said I was crazy. That it looked fine.
Nope, my skin is old. I can see it looking less "springy".
I have always had my age guessed many years younger than I am.
People say that I don't have wrinkles and my standard line has always been -
"Oh! I'm a bag of wrinkles! It's just my FAT puffing it out!"
Ha ha haaaa.
Not too funny, if it is indeed true.
So there I was, tapped my finger against my throat, thinking about the BIG necklaces
and scarves in my future,
And Nora Ephron.
and then today I see that she has passed away at the age of 71.
The world has lost a great talent and a very funny lady
and suddenly my neck doesn't seem to matter so much anymore.


Anonymous said...

I really liked her movies too, but I didn't know about the book. I wonder if I can find it over here too?

That is the drawback of loosing weight when older than 30 :-) I usually say that if I loose all the wight I should to have then right weight for my hight, I might be able to make a sofa set from all skin that would be superfluous :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I've lost weight too and you know all of a sudden...I neck looks funny. I always prided myself in that I didn't have any lines on my neck and I still don't....but it does seem a little loose. I'm trying not to think about it. As for Nora Ephrom...I didn't know she had died. I knew we hadn't had anything from her in awhile. That's so disappointing. There are so few famous funny women that it's sad when one is gone. Geez...she is younger than my Mom which scares me. I'm going to go call my Mom right now.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I too will miss this courageous and honorable woman... she is gone too soon! I am having serious trouble with my blog post...things are disappearing and we cannot figure out exactly what is going on???? Imagine and live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Cynthia Myers said...

Mary Helen! I just went to your blog and all of June is missing!
I stopped by the other day and didn't have time to watch the video and wanted to do that tonight and it's gone!
Did you edit it and is it in "drafts" I hope you read this. Your comment was a "no reply" and I don't have your email.
:( - Cindi

yoborobo said...

My neck looks like a craft project gone bad. :) Whatever! And good for you keeping to a healthy diet and losing weight. You are my inspiration! I am trying and cheating too much. :) xox

Robin Kent said...

Loved her book. What a full and cultured life. I'm so in awe with people who live that deeply in one lifetime.