Gallery: Things That Get Better With Age

There are some things in life that age well — wine, scotch, or a delightful cheddar.

But I’m not here to talk about those gastronomic joys. I’m here to talk about things a bit more nebulous…things that sneak up on you with each passing birthday, until one day you’re sitting at your computer blogging and you suddenly realize, “I’m older…and shit’s better.”

I should add, in fairness, that it would be just as easy to wax poetic about being young: you have the obvious taut skin and perky boobs, youthful optimism, sense of endless possibility and idealism. Of course, being young is fun and wonderful (and I all of a sudden sound like I’m about to celebrate my 80th birthday….I’m not…I’m 31).

But while I’m (hopefully) not even the oldest that I’ll ever be, I can confidently say that I’m older than I used to be, and I myself am surprised by the way some things change for the better with time. Here are a few of them:

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    • sarahnoid

      And you can afford more expensive shoes. (Says the girl who is currently wearing the equivalent of half her rent on her feet. Oh, Fluevog, I love you so.)

      • Ashley Cardiff

        One of the best pairs of shoes I’ve ever seen were pointy-toed men’s Fluevogs. They were amazing; Demeulemeester does a similar style. Sadly, they did not come in my size. Or I couldn’t afford them. Probably both.

    • Ashley Cardiff

      Catherine Keener gets more beautiful ever single day. How?