I’m a Cougar… well, kinda

It happened again, ya’ll.

Groan. Mr. PBW was mistaken for a young twentysometing.

We were in Wal-Mart picking up bananas. (NOTE: Middle-aged and elderly folks love bananas!)

Anyhoo, a clean-cut guy walks up to the hubby and says, “Son, you ever thought about a career in the army?”

Stunned, both of us gawk at him a moment because we both know Mr. PBW is at least 15 (maybe 20) years older than this recruiter. And even with the revised age limits - too damn old for the military.

“Man, do you know how old I am?” Mr. PBW asks. He tells him, and the guy nearly stumbles back on his table full of brochures from the shock.

Me? I was overdue for both my color and relaxer touch-ups, and my kinky, gray roots were very visible. So I got the hell outta there before I was mistaken for my husband’s mama and asked to sign an army permission slip!

The last time something like this happen, I remember heading straight for the beauty section crying, “Waaaah, I wanna look 21 too!”

This time I couldn’t wait 6-weeks for miracle face goop results to kick in. I needed instant gratification.

Instead of fighting it, I decided to embrace being a (faux) cougar – you know, an over-40 woman with a guy half her age on her arm.

To celebrate my cougar-on-the-prowl status, I got on the internet and clicked my way to animal print shoe happiness.




First stop, Target.com where I found the Merona® Meadow Ballet Flats in Leopard for $24.99. Then it was on to iQvc.com, where I found a pair of “Believe” Yellow Box sling backs for $59 (these were on clearance and are now sold out). Finally, I ordered the Malindi Leopard’s for $34.99 at croc.com (yep, they’re really comfy crocs!).

Oh, did I mention that Mr. PBW is OLDER than me?

Hmmm, just the thought of it makes me want to click over to Nordstrom.com for more shoes!

25 comments

  1. you go girl! embrace your cougarness!

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  2. Hilarious post! I love your shoes, especially the heels! So, tell me...what did the man say when your husband told him how old he was? So funny! But...nothing shopping won't cure!

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  3. Awww! Way to work though the pain. I feel you. I'm 10 years younger than my DH and he gets carded. What is up that that crap! Wahhhhh! I love you shoe picks.

    Cut to me currently in bed with back pain and him taking care of me today. Life is so not fair.

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  4. Wheeeeee!! Nothing like shoe shopping to cure a case of the blahs!

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  5. LOL you are too funny. Love your writing. Your shoes look great too!
    PJD

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  6. hahaha I read the title and im like you are SO NOT a cougar then I kept reading and im like ooohhh ok! LOL hope all is well girly!

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  7. Hey PBW
    You received another award!
    http://productjunkiediva.blogspot.com/2009/03/thank-you-review-of-sorts.html
    PJD

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  8. hahahahah!! I love this post!!! Your writing just draws me in every time! :-)

    Buying clothes are shoes will help most of us get over anything! LOL

    Being a cougar is a good thing!! :-)

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  9. watever, i bet ur a fierce kitty in them shoes and u look at most 25. haha, they dont let u in the 30 and over clubs!

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  10. LOL! Love those shoes! Being partial to younger men myself, "an over-40 woman with a guy half her age on her arm" sounds like heaven - even if he just looks the part! ;)

    Okay, this must be catching. I've always loved animal prints (much to the disdain of some of my friends who think it's a 'ho' look) and just last week I gave in and ordered a leopard print and zebra stripe sarong on Amazon. $9.95! I also found a Playtex Side Smoothing Plunge Underwire Bra in Baby Leopard, and it's cooling its heels in my Amazon cart.

    Meee-ow!

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  11. luv the post...but, girrrrl...you betta get it together...go over to my blog for a little inspiration...I got Diana Ross at her glam best...it perked me up this morning...no more frumby, mumpy for me...we'll just one more day...I gotta run out to target and I got my frump on...but, tomorrow, I promise to take it up a notch, lol....enjoy.

    www.soulpretty.blogspot.com

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  12. Hilarious!!! Well, I could understand if you don't feel like the experience was hilarious, but your telling of it certainly is.

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  13. Hilarious Hilarious Hilarious! loves it. You're beautiful!!!!!!

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  14. Oh, my goodness, that is too funny. I love how you embraced your new cougar statues. Thankfully, my husband looks tons older than me.

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  15. Hi PBW!

    I love it! And I think you make a great Cougar!

    My hubby is six years, almost seven years, older than I, and years ago, and I do mean years, someone thought I was his daughter. I've never let him forget it. So I can imagine that your hubby probably feels really good about the mixup!

    Thanks for the chuckle.

    CC

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  16. I love shoes. I love shoe shopping and I love your shoes. They are very cute. Great post too funny!

    xo,
    CC

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  17. Hi PBW! Are you gonna KEEP all these shoes, girl?

    I am so glad I look way younger than my husband, who is 2 years older than me!

    Come on over to my blog to see some real cougars in action!

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  18. Yeah I know this is an old post. I'm so glad my wife doesn't have this problem. (I might) Her shoe fetish needs no extra incentive.

    For me, it's Grecian formula time or I'll be our children's grandpa.

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  19. Loving your blog! I found you on twitter through the "PHYLLIS NETWORK"
    Love your beauty tips and articles, I am involved in community theater and there is a guy that keeps calling me a cougar, although I am married!

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  20. I couldn't find any blogs relating to fashion for the over 40's so I started my own blog at http://www.lookingfabinyourforties.blogspot.com and now I have found you!
    I would be grateful if we could link up

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  21. My Fashion FrenzyMay 22, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    Love the heels!

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  22. Your blog is great, you have such a humourous writing style. Plus those leopard print shoes are great, I recently bought a pair myself!

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  23. Love the shoes...I swear men seem to age backwards sometimes.

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  24. I just came across your blog because I'm turning 40 in June 2010 and some people mistake me for being in the late 20's. So for that, the title of your blog drew me in. With that said I still have anxieties about turning the big 4-0 especially since I haven't yet accomplished what I want out of life as yet. Anyway I will be visiting often, this WalMart story is hilarious! I love it! And I love your shoes selection. :-)

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