Friday, February 19, 2010

Haunted by a calendar (Friday's Sunday's Poem & Hot Actress, 44)

Ahem. It has come to my attention that many people tend to skip over the Friday's Sunday's Poem and move on to the stories about Mr Bunches trying to make me eat that thing that he found under my bed the other day, the thing that could have been an old Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch or might have been a dessicated bug.

Friday's Sunday's Poem should not be skipped; it should be the cultural highlight of your week. However, rather than try to interest you in a poem for the sake of poetry, I've decided to Philistine-ize the FSP by including, from here on out, the Hot Actress Of The Week -- in part to counter Sweetie's Hunks -- but with a twist. These hot actresses will only be those actresses who are (a) over 30, and (b) have not had, so far as Sweetie tells me, plastic surgery.

So here we go with the poem, and the actress:

A Lady Who Thinks She Is Thirty
by Ogden Nash

Unwillingly Miranda wakes,
Feels the sun with terror,
One unwilling step she takes,
Shuddering to the mirror.

Miranda in Miranda's sight
Is old and gray and dirty;
Twenty-nine she was last night;
This morning she is thirty.

Shining like the morning star,
Like the twilight shining,
Haunted by a calendar,
Miranda is a-pining.

Silly girl, silver girl,
Draw the mirror toward you;
Time who makes the years to whirl
Adorned as he adored you.

Time is timelessness for you;
Calendars for the human;
What's a year, or thirty, to
Loveliness made woman?

Oh, Night will not see thirty again,
Yet soft her wing, Miranda;
Pick up your glass and tell me, then--
How old is Spring, Miranda?


The actress: Justine Bateman, who turns 44 today. Justine has appeared in 8 TV shows and one movie since 2006. But she'll always be Mallory to people my age.

You know what's weird? The name Mallory never seems to have caught on as a kid's name. Maybe because according to this site (which is authoritative because it's on the Internet), "Mallory" can mean "Bad luck."


Petri Dish said...

No eye candy for me? Okay Hot Actress nominees:
Juilanne Moore - No, no plastic surgery. She just takes really good care of her skin.

Nicollette Sheridan - There is some noticable sagging since the 90s so no surgery here either.

Andie macdowell - Loved her in Groundhog day. Apparently she's an anti aging icon without plastic surgery.

Christie Brinkley - Undecided. Her skin is suspiciously smooth.

Lynda Carter - She's still hot enough to star in the Wonder Woman remake...and I love her in lifetimes movies.

Ohhh I remember Justine B as the lesbo from Still Standing. Funny.

Briane P said...

You get your eye candy on Saturdays. But if you want, I'll put a "Hot Actor" reader suggestion on alternate FSPs. So send in your nominees.

Petri Dish said...

Since there are so few hot actors im going to disregard the age limit and instead give evidence of hawtness.

Orlando Bloom -

Jude Law -

Colin Farrel -

Ryan Phillippe -

Milo Ventimiglia -

Ben Barnes -