Ha! I posted that cheesy pic of myself in my new jeans on Facebook and got 22 comments, all favorable except one:
See? As awesome as it must be to have a cool mom who gives amazing advice and can do your resume and fly you out to Vegas whenever you want, there is a down side. Yes, there is a down side...
I love those freakin' jeans, "age appropriate" or not.
I've come to the conclusion that I'm actually a 21-year-old trapped in a 30-year-old body. HAHAHAHA!!! OMG, I just reached a new level of assholiness! And you're here to witness it.
Anyway, I'm totally digging that show Girls on HBO. Are you watching it? Twenty-four-year-old Lena Dunham is the writer and executive producer, and man, that chick is talented. The website calls it "a comic look at the humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s," and if you don't think that would interest you, let me tell you I can't believe the sex scenes in this show. I'm gonna sound like a prude, despite the fact that I'm the owner of those spankin' hot jeans, but I think those scenes are a bit over the top. Like seriously close to pornographic, which I never cared for. Because I'm a prude. Ironically.
At any rate, it's written with full-frontal honesty--pun intended--and the acting is superb. Lena Dunham plays the main character, Hannah, and she's a real person, not a size 0 Hollywood definition of how a 20-something should look. In the first show, her parents tell her they'll no longer support her, and you know how I feel about parents paying cell phone bills and car insurance for their 25-year-old supposed-to-be-adult children.
I really do like young people, though (once they get past the Disneyland age), and nothing thrills me more than hearing from a girl in her 20s or in college who's read my book. I also get a kick when teenagers friend me on Facebook. In fact, this comment came from a high school senior:
I love life! Would I ever want to be 24 again? No fucking way! I get better every year. Don't you?