Are you a cougar? Urban Dictionary has several definitions. The following is my favorite:
Hot and sexy older woman, usually in her 40s or 50s, single or married, who is sick of her same-age counterparts which are usually hairless, have big guts, who only talk about their insurance premiums and have the TV remote control attached to their hands. Cougars are attractive, in their sexual prime, who know what they want and aren’t afraid to go after it. BIG misconception is that they dress cheap, wear hot pink nail polish, animal skin prints and are not-so-attractive old-looking hags with bleached hair (Yeah those women exist, but they are NOT cougars). True cougars are classy, beautiful creatures who have made their successes on their own, have real brains, usually with expensive cars/homes, and are real head turners. Cougars seek younger men, and don’t have to sneak up and attack…they know their younger mates are eager to get an experienced woman who won’t ask if they’ll call them the next day. Being a cougar is a positive thing.
Heck, just reading that makes me WANT to be a cougar! Lucky for me, my same-age counterpart has no big gut, has all his hair, and no TV remote….wait, that’s a vicious lie! Mr. Maniac loves his remote!
ABC has a new show out called “Cougar Town”. Out of curiosity, I thought I would check it out. Can I just start out by saying I want Courtney Cox’s hair? It’s so long, flowy and shiny! I think the funniest part of the episode recently was when Courtney’s character decides to go out partying to make some fun party memories. The pictures they took were hilarious. I have many of those, in fact! When I am showing them to people I always say “Really, I’m not as drunk as I look!” [I just have to get my resveratrol in! LOL] I am not sure they believe me, but I have some great pictures!
When Courtney’s character was in a discussion with a man about getting older he said “When women get old it’s icky. When men get older it’s adorable.” That irritated me! ICKY? Really? ICKY? How old are you?
Look, we’re all getting older. Some of us are gaining weight, some losing our hair, some completely hormonally imbalanced. We aren’t icky or adorable. We’re just getting older! Hopefully having fun and keeping a sense of humor throughout the process.
Let’s just hope we have more “cougar” days and less “oh holy crap I can’t sit up any straighter to keep the fat from folding over my jeans” days.