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Hold me, F-list!

It's recruiting time again, which means doing reservations for kids coming in from law schools all over the country to interview for jobs at Wolfram and Hart. Thanks to TSA, I have to get their dates of birth, which is always a traumatic moment in the process. I just got one with a date of birth in 1989!!!!

Meaning said recruit was born after I graduated high school and moved to San Francisco. When they start having dates in 1990, it will mean they could have been born AFTER I GOT MARRIED!



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Aug. 9th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
I had a job where it was necessary to check IDs. I'll never forget the first time a really old person showed me their driver's license with my birth year. The young ones--well, the good news is your wedding date should be the last rite of passage that sets off the klaxon in your head. After that you get numb to it. :)
Aug. 9th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
I don't think this ever gets any easier. The numbness comes later in the recruiting season. It's always the first one or two with a
higher and higher birth year that get to me.
Aug. 9th, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
There's been a few Team GB Olympic champions where they've given their ages on the TV commentary and I've realised I'm old enough to be their mother - and not just in the sports which traditionally have a higher proportion of younger competitors like gymnastics or swimming. Thank goodness for 40-year-old Greg Searle at London 2012!
Aug. 9th, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
That's why the 39 year old Bulgarian gymnast with the gray hair is my Olympic hero. And I've STILL got seven years on him.
Aug. 9th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Also Oksana Chusovitina, she's younger than me but made it to the vault final this time, having first competed at the Olympics in 1992. I didn't know about her until these Games, I thought we were doing well with older gymnasts by having Beth Tweddle (27 years old) leading Team GB.
Aug. 9th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
I thought we were making great strides just because the gymnasts are allowed to have boobs now and no longer striving for the emaciated pixie look.
Aug. 11th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
Josefa Idem (German-born, Italian kayak competitor) arrived fifth in the London final. These are her eighth and last Olympic games, and she'll be 48 next September. In Beijing she got silver by being a few thousands of a second later than the gold medalist.
Middle aged ladies can be tougher than one thinks.
Aug. 9th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
OH, do I feel your pain! I keep looking at celebrities and calculating whether or not I could be their mother.

Yes, when I was young, somebody my age was a doddering old smelly person. Gaaah...

Edited at 2012-08-09 07:06 pm (UTC)
Aug. 9th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
My "daddy fetish" also does not appreciate the fact that for an older man to be "older" enough, he would now be close to too damn old and the ones that are still hot enough, are only attracted to "girls" a helluva lot younger than I am. I still love Bryan Ferry at 66, but it broke my heart a little when he married Amanda Sheppard, one of his son's ex-girlfriends, age 29.
Aug. 9th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Don't I know it! I look at George Clooney, Johnny Depp, etc, and I think I'm too old to be lusting after them!!

It was so easy when I was young enough to lust after men older than me.
Aug. 10th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
It's also kind of depressing when the "older men" of my youth either pass on, or I see them on TV or in pictures and they've gotten really decrepit.
Aug. 11th, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
I look at George Clooney
I think that one was off limits anyway. Sorry, I don't believe he's straight.

Also, I don't mind lusting about men younger than me.
Aug. 9th, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
Oh god, even I think kids born after 1990 should be in Kindergarten :/
Aug. 9th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Aug. 9th, 2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the club, honey! As my favorite character in DTWOF says about teaching freshmen, I keep aging and they're always eighteen. It's only a handful of years before my students will be younger than my kids.
Aug. 10th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
Aug. 9th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
Hee *pats*. It's okay, sweetie. I'm still in denial; I much prefer to fangirl celebs who are older than me, even if only by a little - you can imagine that this is becoming increasingly difficult and is causing me much inner angst. I've had to let it go XD
Aug. 10th, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
When I first came onto LJ, I used to joke about my readers all being 15 year olds who were off their meds, which was cruel but not completely inaccurate. However since we were all fangirling House MD and since Hugh is safely older than myself it wasn't a big deal.

Then I got into Torchwood/Jack Harkness/John Barrowman and I was relieved that Barrowman was only three years younger than I was.

Now with this Sherlock stuff and various other fandoms...ouch. Maybe that's why some of us are more interested in Mycroft. In my case Gatiss is two years younger, as opposed to the much larger jump for BC.

Aug. 10th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
The obvious solution would be RG/Lestrade, but he/the character is just not doing it for me at all. I adored him in Maurice, so it all works on paper, but my inner fangirl just sniffs in disdain and walks off. MG is still comfortably older, so I can fangirl to my heart's content *cough*. It's that bloody Cummerbund that's the problem. And you know I say that with all the love in the world ;P

Hiddles is Right. Out. For god's sake, he was born in the 80s! XD
Aug. 10th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
RG is one of those awesome "only five actors in the UK" guys, so he turns up in everything. (Look for him as a baddie in Wallander and a not-quite-so baddie in Made in Dagenham, plus he'll make an appearance in the next series of Doctor Who.) I loves me some Lestrade and can easily ship him with Mycroft even if they've never met.

Hiddleston with that 1981 bday is impossible. Loki may be timelessly evil, but just...no.

The problem with Cucumberpatch isn't just that he IS young, is how young he looks. Maybe that's one reason I genuinely don't ship this Sherlock and Watson. (Although I do ship Sherlock/Irene.)
Aug. 10th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, see, well that should work for you! (I just can't with RG, I love Wallander, and I saw him in that too - and I knew who Hiddles was before he was Loki! Loved him in Different For Girls as well. He's just one of those people whose appeal just doesn't translate to the next level. Maybe he's too sensible.) There is one person who shipped him with Wallander, which I read and was instantly convinced by. So yeah, Wallander/Lestrade OTP. But there's not very much of it!

Yes, the 'Batch also looks young, which totally threw me when I first watched Sherlock. Who is this child with Martin Freeman? He makes five years' difference look like ten or possibly even more. But it just can't be helped. Goddammit.
Aug. 10th, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
Who is this child with Martin Freeman? He makes five years' difference look like ten or possibly even more.

Yes, yes, yes! Exactly. And normally I'm not troubled by age discrepancy, but in this case...I honestly wish I had some of whatever the fangirls are dosing with because physically I just don't see it. (I agree it's there in the acting, although I'm not as impressed with Reichenangst as some people.)
Aug. 10th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
...I'm just going with my Unpopular Fannish Opinion and say it's not the Sherlock side of the ship that I can't be doing with. I have issues.

Also BC>>>Sherlock. The latter is a great character, but increasingly less relevant, even though that's where it obviously started. I wasn't kidding when I said Sherlock = Mulder (= annoying PITA). Although I find him a great deal more attractive than Mulder, which works in his favour XD
Aug. 10th, 2012 08:51 am (UTC)

I feel for you, I really do. At this point I'm counting the years to senior discounts and social security. It beats looking back. (It's a long, LONG way down...)
Aug. 10th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
I'm told I don't look my age, but I'm generally told that by "friends" so who really knows. Maybe I'm on stage at Karaoke with my dyed red hair and people are snarking at me behind my back. Sebastian promises he'll tell me when I can't pull it off anymore, but I'm somewhat dubious.
Aug. 10th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Aug. 10th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
It's just sad. It think that's one reason I'm not able to jump whole-hog into the Avengers fandom. Your boy Hiddleston is 16 years my junior, no matter how timelessly evil Loki might be. At least RDJr is only a year off.
Aug. 10th, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
At least young men are less likely to get tired in the sack. ;)

Normally I prefer older men, but the usual formula required for my fangirlishness is: Older than me, tall, and has an accent. In Tom's case, apparently, two out of three is enough. Plus that whole bad boy thing Loki's got going...

And TH is only 9 years my junior, as I recall.

*pets you*

But I could easily fangirl RDJ, too. ;)
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