Women over 30

Look what I found on the BCSWomen newslist! This is for all my female blog readers over 30! LOL you will have fun…


This is for all you girls 30 years and over… and for those who are turning 30, and for those who are scared of moving into their 30’s AND for guys who are scared of girls over 30! This was written by Andy Rooney from CBS 60 Minutes

Andy Rooney says:
As I grow in age, I value women who are over 30 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • A woman over 30 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask,”What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.
  • If a woman over 30 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it! She does something she wants to do. And, it’s usually something more interesting.
  • A woman over 30 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is,what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 30 give a damn what you might think about her or what she’s doing.
  • Women over 30 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can getaway with it.
  • Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.A woman over 30 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women. Women over 30 couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.
  • Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 30. They always know.
  • A woman over 30 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women.
  • Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 30 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
  • Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 30 for a multitude of reasons.

Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart,well-coiffed hot woman of 30+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free”. Here’s an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire PIG, just to get a little sausage.


My visit to Cairo

This week I have been in Cairo 2 days working and what a cultural education it was. It was so cool to be working in a land that has such diversity. My experience of Egyptians is that they are considerate, professional and open. OK it is only 2 days, and in a sheltered environment, but still what a lovely picture I was presented with.

I even saw the pryamids there -sound and light show. My first visit, and one of my Egyptian colleagues refused to let me leave Egypt without seeing this wonder. He had already seen it loads of times himself in several different languages, but never seems to tire of what a beautiful heritage that he has, and the pleasure it gives to those that visit his country. I don’t think I had time to sleep when I was there, slept on the flight coming home -very unusual for me. My visit gave me some beautiful memories and am looking forward to returning there to work again soon.

Lost texture and co modification

Just over a week ago I attended the LSE conference on the ‘social and organizational consequences of information growth and the Internet’. Last year it was on identity. Both years have been excellent. I particularly enjoyed listening to Albert Borgman who spoke about the impacts on our society. For example 200 years ago two-thirds of us were illiterate whereas today, although illiterate, we lack other skills such as texture/context. This is the ability to feel how articles originated. For example, the material you may buy for your curtains at home, just 200 years ago, at least before the Industrial revolution, a woman could visualise how it became material, the process. All this she saw when she touched the texture. It’s the context or texture. What we see today is a piece of linen as linen.

I was thinking about this a lot. It is like not having sight or the ability to feel texture when we touch something. Have we really lost something here? I was thinking how satisfying it feels to grow things in my garden, and how knowing the process, I see it when I buy something. He mentioned that more people should get close to nature, his example was gardening. It brings us back to basics, helps us to appreciate a good life. Simple things that are determined by external factors outside of our control, the weather, nature for example. It stops us thinking about things that are just not important.

He also talked about co modification. It describes what is happening today to information. Information has become cheapened. There was also moral co modification, economic co modification and e-co modification. Co modification will provide a universal uniformity that will lead to a decline of competence and comprehension, furthermore a dispersion and isolation of people from one another. Consequences are instead of a thoughtful and cosmopolitan people that I hope most of us are today, some of us have become, and will become, thoughtless and arrogant. Even though individually people are in general decent.