30

A Prelude to Hair Thursday

It’s coming! Hold your horses!

Last night, I was a tad over-served in the martini department (hence the delay). I was enjoying a few with a fabulous friend when I noticed an older, Tony Bennett clone and his colleagues staring at me from across the bar. Several times I remarked to my friend that this man was staring a hole through us, but of course, that she should not turn around and look. (Which actually sounded more like, “OMG DON’T LOOK NOW HE’S GONNA BUST YOU OMG!” Dude, I have NO game anymore.)

For some reason, he had a particularly nice, mellow stare and it didn’t really bother me too much. (I mean, for Christ’s sake, he was seventy. Or sixty, I don’t know. How old is Tony Bennett?)

After an hour had passed, I looked up and noticed he was gone. I mentioned to my friend that he must have left when all of the sudden, I saw him approaching. (OMG! HE’S COMING OVER, DON’T LOOK NOW! EEK!) However, he was absolutely pleasant, mentioning that he was on his way out, but that he and his friends had been been watching me (You don’t say?) and making guesses about my age and what I did for a living, and he just had to know if he was in the ball park.

I was beginning to think I was involved in one of the worst pick-up schemes ever, but I must admit, I was curious. I asked him what his guess was and he replied, “a hair model”. You’ve got to be kidding me. My friend and I looked at each other and just started laughing incredulously, as we had JUST finished talking about Hair Thursdays and the whole I-can’t-believe-people-actually-ask-MY-advice-about-their-hair thing. How did I get to this point? Seriously.

I told him, “No, but thank you for the compliment”, and he apologized for interrupting our conversation and went on his merry way. (Which, I must admit, was very refreshing. No attempt at cheesy small talk or buying us drinks, he just wanted an answer to his question and let us be.)

Oh! And if the hair compliment wasn’t enough, he thought I was 22. TWENTY-TWO YEARS OLD. Unfortunately, for about 12 seconds, I couldn’t remember how old I was. Like I had to mentally subtract 1974 from 2007 in my head before telling him I was 33. Sadly, I don’t think my martini consumption was to blame.

Hello, I’m Whoorl and I occasionally forget how old I am.

(Dear Tony Bennett clone, call me. We can share the cost of our Alzheimer’s medication.)

Share:
Categories:
30 Comments
  • Angella

    November 29, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    You could SO pass for 22.

    I however, have a hard time getting people to believe that I’m ONLY turning 33.

    Sigh.

    Hooray for Tony making you feel hot.

    I did not mean for that to sound as raunchy as I think it does :)

  • Lisa

    November 29, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    Ha! While P is napping, I am anxiously awaiting Hair Thursday (please don’t wake up from the teething too soon!!) But, this was (almost) as good as Hair Thursday!!

  • annie

    November 29, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    He’s got to be 70+. Right? Not your hair guy. Tony Bennet.

  • Veronique

    November 29, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    That is awesome on so many levels. :)

  • 180/360

    November 29, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    I think Tony Bennett is actually 80 or 81!!! :)

  • Janssen

    November 29, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    BEST STORY EVER. I am currently 22 and it will probably take me another five years before people will guess I’m that old – I seriously look about fifteen to most people. Yikes.

  • rebecca

    November 29, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    No way! That is too funny. Did you tell him what you do for a living? That you are a blogger who talks about hair?

    All I can say is that any day someone mistook me for a 22-year old hair model would be the day that I officially took up residence right smack dab on top of the world…

  • amy

    November 29, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    loving how you retold the story. i mean, how damn appropriate for whoorl to be seen as a hair model? (i’d like to think he didn’t notice me sweeping your bangs in your face or touching your hair) don’t all you whoorl readers agree? it was so great, i basically wanted to tell him YES, YES she is for god’s sake. but by no means…we will not be sharing whoorl.com with the 65ish yr old. (pretty sure he wasn’t older than that?) but i mean good grief…i barely got a good look at him. and did you all notice by whoorl’s story there was no mention by the old man of whoorl’s lovely blonde friend sitting next to her:( you totally look 22…meanwhile i am contemplating botox at the age of 29. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Miguelina (Reluctant Housewife)

    November 29, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    I’m not surprised by this story at all. But I’m totally jealous that you got to go out for martinis with a friend on a Wednesday. Now THAT’S awesome.

  • sunny

    November 29, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    yes, yes, yes.
    tales from whoorl “on the town” are gems! Becoming an auntie to neato def. deserves martinis.

  • Miguelina (Reluctant Housewife)

    November 29, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    By the way, today’s Oprah was about hair. On a Thursday! That Oprah is such a copycat!

  • Tina

    November 29, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    I always for get how old I am. I’m getting ready to turn 35. Not looking forward to the mammogram.

  • Laura D.

    November 29, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Heck yeah! I do believe Tony Bennett is in the 80-81 range as well. He sang Santa Claus Is Coming To Town @ the Rockefeller Tree Lighting last night and it sounded like he was making up his own words.

    Awww, Tony!

    I would totally buy that you are 22. Totally.

    That is all.

  • Anna

    November 29, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    That is so funny. From the couple of pictures I’ve seen of you, you look quite young, and I love your hair, so I don’t think he was wrong!

  • andrea

    November 29, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    People think I lie about my age. It isn’t at all that I am trying to lie, I just forget that two years have elapsed between the age of 30 and now and continue to just blurt out 30 any time someone asks. If I was lying I would at least say 29.

    You can definitely pass as a 22 year old hair model.