Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Such a little thing, but it made me so happy.

I was in Whole foods today, buying the white Bordeaux* they currently stock, and when I went through the check-out, I got carded.

I haven't gotten carded in years. A career of working outside much of the time (even with sunblock and a hat) has left me looking, well, a bit weathered when I'm not wearing makeup (I'm not too wrinkled, I just have some really serious sun damage, but it's easily concealed when I decide to care about how my face looks) .

The clerk was very polite about it, but still actually looked at my drivers license to check the age.

I'm still in a great mood.

Isn't it funny that at 21 getting asked for ID made me angry, but now - in my 30's - getting asked for ID makes my entire day.

* I normally hate white Bordeaux, but this particular one is pretty decent - Chateau La Graviere Entre-Deux-Mers. It's under ten bucks a bottle, and it's surprisingly good. I bought it as a throwaway to take to a barbecue, tasted it, and now I'm hooked.


Justin said...

I know a few women that look the way you describe yourself, and I find them all to be incredibly attractive.

Just a thought.

The Lone Beader said...

I got carded the other day when I was buying a bottle of vodka. The sign said "If you look under the age of 30, we ask for ID". I'm 31, so I was THRILLED to get carded. But, every time I buy beer at the supermarket, they never check....Definately take it as a compliment:)

Meg said...

Ah, how to spend hiatus-drinking white bordeaux and reading to your plants (grin)

Nakadie said...

Go to the dermatologist and ask for efudex cream. It reacts to sun damaged cells only, prevents some chemical action from happening and woulah after a few weeks of peeling, weeping and scabbing you have beautiful baby skin. Use during the winter and avoid the sun. Once you're in your forties and fifties (and it will happen, time will not stop for you) you WON'T be able to hide the damage under make-up and plastic surgery makes people look like freaks.

Anonymous said...

Are you aware that your posted "Contact" e-mail address ( nowhere.
I wanted to ask you a few questions that were unrelated to the current subject of your blog,...I keep trying, but all mail is being returned.I have mentioned this to you before,
but I got no reply.


Peggy Archer said...

Once again - to email me, remove the "REMOVETHISTOMAILME", to make the email addy 'randomblogmail [at] yahoo dot com.

I thought it was self-explanatory, but I guess not. Serves me right for trying to be clever.

nakadie - Avoiding the sun is damn near impossible for me. I'm thinking of doing the laser treatments on the sun damage and try to get rid of it that way, but it's difficult to schedule it.

meg - I'm also sorting through my closets!

lone beader - I definitely took it that way - from now on I'm buying all my wine from that clerk!

Justin - thanks!

Nakadie said...

You can get good results from the laser but they'll still require you to stay out of the sun for several weeks.

Dan said...

Laser treatments? Are you nuts, Peggy. You look great. You don't need no stinking laser treatment. Add my favorite movie to your list: "The Sweet Smell of Success" with Tony Curtis.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Jeez, that must have felt wonderful. After spending the better part of my twenties look like I was sixteen, I haven't been carded in about five years.

Moreover, I visibly wince now whenever someone calls me "sir." *SIGH*

NursePam said...

Hey! Thanks for the heads up on the wine. I'm always on the prowl for good wines at around $10 per bottle :o)

And re: your latest entry. It's miserable here in SoCal right now. I'd love an 80 degree day!

Anonymous said...

At the risk of looking like I've missed the point of your entry (getting carded), I'd like to second your impression of the Chateau La Graviere. Tried it at a tasting at the Whole Foods in Woodland Hills, and was pleasantly surprised.

Try the Oxford Landing Viognier. Less than $10 for a white wine that red wine drinkers will enjoy.