Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

The wrongness of my mom.

sensational was unaware that my birthday is in one week and one day. Clearly, I have not mentioned it enough: I will be 28! On my birthday! Which is in one week and one day!

And on that topic, my mom and I had a Discussion, prompting me to make a poll:

Poll #772721 How Wrong Is My Mom?

Marissa looks

way younger than her actual age.
1(2.0%)
about her actual age.
2(3.9%)
way older than her actual age.
0(0.0%)
too young to buy her own booze.
1(2.0%)
too old to worry about carrying her ID when she's buying booze.
0(0.0%)
like she could be a college student.
2(3.9%)
like she could be a grad student.
0(0.0%)
like she's out of school for sure.
0(0.0%)
like she's in her 20s somewhere.
4(7.8%)
like she's in her 20s or 30s.
0(0.0%)
like she's in her mid-20s.
2(3.9%)
like she's in her late-20s.
0(0.0%)
like she's in her late-20s/early-30s.
0(0.0%)
like she's between cradle and grave somewhere -- I'm really bad at judging these things.
2(3.9%)
like some particular age in person, but I wouldn't know, as I haven't seen her in person, and I don't trust the internet for such judgments.
5(9.8%)

Also Marissa looks

younger with her hair up/back.
0(0.0%)
older with her hair up/back.
2(4.0%)
the same with her hair up/back.
1(2.0%)
different ages depending on how she's dressed.
4(8.0%)
about the same age no matter how she's dressed.
1(2.0%)
extremely silly and her face is going to freeze like that.
4(8.0%)
probably different with different clothes/hairstyles, but I wouldn't know because I've only ever seen her with one style of hair/clothing and can't really imagine a different one.
3(6.0%)
probably different with different clothes/hairstyles, but I wouldn't know because I've never seen her and pictures on the internet are not enough to judge.
4(8.0%)
like this one girl I knew once (please specify).
0(0.0%)
like the rum is gone.
7(14.0%)


This came up because of our house-painter's behavior (NO, my mom is not here -- I AM THE HOMEOWNER!), and also because of the kid in the drive-through when I was getting food for timprov (that is not even legal, sonny!!!), and also because of my mom's new neighbors (NO, I am not home for the summer, I am home all the time because home is where I live!). But looking older or younger is a value-neutral thing for me -- if you say that I look way older than 28, I will say, "Hah, so there, Mom and lydy, I TOLD YOU!" and not, "Oh woes I look like a shriveled hag of [lower age than the average age of my friendslist]! All of youth's pleasures are lost to me forever, wailie woe!" And if you say I look way younger than 28, that's okay, too, except that you will be wrong like my mom and lydy. But other than that it'll be fine. I won't be mad at you for being wrong. I'm wrong, too, sometimes. (I am being silly here, but I seriously do want to know.)
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