Women over 50: Arianna Huffington friended me on FaceBook!


I don’t have to tell you that there’s a lot going on these days – everyone knows. The price of gas went up about 40 cents this past week.  Genetically modified food will be introduced to our food system and it will not have to be labeled.  It’s getting more difficult to buy a house and keep one.  Food prices will continue to go up.  The US Government is going broke.  The bee population is rapidly dwindling.  A computer is now smarter than humans.  And as much as I try to keep it simple, avoiding the news, it just seems to be everywhere!

Huffington Post got bought out by AOL recently for something like $350 million.  It used to be my homepage, but since the AOL buyout, the picture of the latest newsworthy item stays the same for a day or even longer.  It’s almost like it’s broken now.  I found some site that has soothing beach music to replace it, but its like listening to elevator muzak playing, “Feeling Groovy”.  Don’t worry, I’ll get used to it.  I mean, this is the start of the Brave New World; I just need a little more time.

By the way, I am happy for Arianna Huffington, the site’s innovative founder.  She created something totally unique, and the site felt alive and captured the pulse of  worldwide news minute by minute.  In my opinion, she deserves every million that she got for it.  It’s just too bad that AOL couldn’t keep it alive for more than a twitter second.


I had a dream the other night that Arianna “friended” me on FaceBook and asked me and the Oops50 girls to be part of a new site.  I told her we had a vision to create a new show called “The Other View”, and Arianna said, “Yes, that’s exactly my vision, too.”

Instead of talking about things that hold no interest for me or other women over 50, (which just so happens to be the biggest population of women on the planet) we talked about what we wanted to talk about, and everything we shared was acknowledged and appreciated.  And, we didn’t change as we got famous.  I still wore the same monochromatic clothes and black pants with an elastic waist, I did not start dyeing my hair, and I still wore the same Chanel lipstick that I have worn for years.

I am proud of our baby boomer generation of women over 50.  We were revolutionary in many ways: we went braless, we wore pants (!), blue jeans even!  We were into being ourselves, and that meant being free.  So why would we want to look or be anything other than who we are right now?  That’s what “The Other View” would be about. Hmmm…Arianna, look us up on Facebook ‘cuz we’d love to share the Other View with you!

To get into a mellow space, click below to take a trip back in time with Simon and Garfunkel…it’s the real thing and it’s time to feel groovy!

About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

7 thoughts on “Women over 50: Arianna Huffington friended me on FaceBook!

  1. Loved that song – 1967 – what was my life like at this time– hectic also. I was a widow with 3 children and planning on getting married again. Life was really grand. Thought about this marriage and knew it to be right. By the way we are still married – added another child – and have 4 wonderful children and live in a great town – Vegas. Looking back it was all the way it was because it made me stronger as a woman. My husband is the love of my life – thanks G.

  2. @Lisa…you are so right about men, advertising, cosmetic companies, etc. who are making us NOT feel comfortable in our own skin. as if we have to look young and hot forever. or even just young! geez. since there are no more eggs in this basket, i have no longer yearn to attract the “opposite sex”, but rather just feel good and accept the person i am now.
    thanks for being a fan lisa! much love and light to you.

  3. And there are men who recognize our power in being so comfortable with ourselves… in knowing what we offer and not having to advertise… in BEING what Madison Avenue wouldn’t recognize because there is no money in it. Like the natural remedies BigPharma can’t patent… why promote it to heal people if there is no money in it… Our view would sweep the world and the numbers would come out to support it.

  4. @Judi: Hmmm, yes Judi, I think us oops50 girls would be great with Oprah. Oprah, are you interested? Whoever gets back to us first, ya know…

  5. behind you all the way. what a great concept,
    maybe you could host a show on the O channel.
    Keep those visions coming, providing some sanity during these INSANE times. all is well. HUGS

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