Tuesday, April 24, 2012


It is said you can tell a person's "real" age by looking at their hands and/or their neck.  Botox et al can keep the face looking young long after it's time comes to age.  But wrinkles and liver spots in the hands and the neck tell the true story.

That's my left hand this morning.

And there's my all-important right hand, the "mouse" hand.  Granted, it's held up off the table but the wrinkles do tell the tale.

My birthmates - Barbra Streisand (70 today) and Shirley MacLaine (78 today) both look pretty good, to my eyes.  Happy birthday to both of them.

Today is my 73rd birthday, though I am only 72 years old.  My grandfather used to say the day you were born was your first birthday, hence the distinction.  When I mention that to my friend, Steve, he always says "Oh, yeah, you count them like the Chinese."

At any rate, today is my birthday and SWMBO is taking me to lunch at a perhaps appropriate restaurant in Jerome, Arizona.  It's called "The Asylum."


  1. Bruce, congratulation. May you have many more. Birthdays not wrinkles.

  2. Many of the great portraitists throughout history have charged nearly as much for including hands in a painting as faces. You are certainly right about how revealing hands are. Oh, and before I forget--Happy birthday, no matter which one it is.

  3. Happy Birthday, my friend. You'll be sure and give us a review of "The Asylum", right?

    I never thought much about hands, but then I read this, then looked at mine, and I must agree....hands can say a lot.


  4. Cheers old boy! I'd say your hands look pretty good for the marauding life of pleasure you have lived.
    And unlike Babs and Irma La Douce, you've had no
    cosmetic help along the way, or have you?

  5. Happy Birthday, I hope you had a wonderful day.....:-)Hugs

  6. Happy birthday! I want to hear about the restaurant too :)

  7. Hope you enjoyed your lunch! I'm inspecting my hands now... hmmmm

  8. Happy Birthday, Bruce! You're not old until you start showing us pictures of your feet! :-)

  9. Have a wonderful birthday. 73 (or 72, whatever) is really not all that old so enjoy another one.