Friday, March 11, 2011

TGIF - Mermaid or Whale?

It’s another TGIF … Thank God I’m Female …
So, just yesterday my daughter was talking with me and complaining how she went to try on bathing suits the other day … in anticipation of summer already and she thought she looked awful! Her body was changing and not to her advantage, etc. Then, today my sis-in-law shared this … so, want re-post it here.
Recently, in a large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan
woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said:
THIS SUMMER DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE?
A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match
those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed
by the gym.
To Whom It May Concern:
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans) … They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.
Mermaids don’t exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don’t have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them not to
mention how could they have sex? Therefore they don’t have kids either. Not to mention who wants to get close to a girl who’s skin is all scaly and smells like a fish store?
The choice is perfectly clear to me … I want to be a whale.
P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my grandkids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a latte with my friends. With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren’t heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.

Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think,
“Oh My!! look how smart I am”!
Yep, Today I say along with all of you … Thank God I’m Female … and now I got a good excuse for this changing body!
Isn't she a beauty?!
Isn't she a beauty?!
And here’s some more excellent photos of *whales* – what an amazing compliment! Thanks for sharing, Teresa!



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