Oh, you beautiful souls! First things first, I want to thank those of you who have reached out to me regarding my battle with Covid. It means the world to me that I belong to a community of such caring individuals. Y’all know how to make a gal feel special!
A few of my followers stated they missed the burnt biscuit posts and asked if I had any intentions of returning the segment. Should I be flattered that so many of you like my rants?
It has been over two years since I have written one of these posts. So, without further ado, let’s see if I have lost my touch…
You know what really burns my biscuits?
People who put down others for things they clearly know nothing about!
I will admit the majority of these burnt biscuits fall under “lack of courtesy.” However, that is my biggest pet peeve, and I am happy to rant over specific examples.
So, let me hop on my soapbox for a minute…
I have seen a lot of hateful comments regarding couples with significant age gaps between them. I first noticed these comments when people were attacking Leonardo DiCaprio. I don’t keep up with celebrity gossip. Apparently, Leonardo, 47, is dating a 25-year-old model. Dick Van Dyke was 86 when he married his current wife, who was 40.
Of course, many of these comments mentioned how dating a younger woman doesn’t make them younger or that women are only after their money. I am sure these scenarios do happen. However, Dick Van Dyke and his wife have been married for ten years, and I watched a video of them dancing when Dick turned 95. They looked happy and in love!
These people commenting about the lives of celebrities do not actually know them. Only the people involved in the relationship know how they feel.
The comments that have been pissing me off the most are geared toward Billie Eilish. She has recently started dating a man twelve years her senior. Many say she isn’t old enough to make these decisions for herself. Why? Because she’s a woman? Does the fact that she has breasts affect her ability to choose who she wants to date?
If a younger man dates an older woman, he’s applauded for it. If a younger woman dates an older man, she doesn’t know what she’s doing. What’s with the double standard?
As for Billie Eilish, she is 20! She also writes her own lyrics, and in her song “Bad Guy,” she sings, “Bruises on both my knees for you. Don’t say thank you or please. I do what I want when I’m wanting to.” Sounds to me like she knows exactly what she’s doing. She also mentions that she might seduce her boyfriend’s dad.
Now I can’t speak for these celebrities because I don’t actually know them, but many couples in my family have large age gaps, and they all have successful marriages. Love does not have boundaries. It does not understand age gaps, and if you don’t understand that, you don’t understand love.
Concerns regarding money, lack of a connection, or not having anything in common are warranted. However, it depends on the couple. When I was in my 20s, I dated a friend’s uncle, who was twenty-five years my senior, and we got along very well. There were reasons our relationship failed, but it had nothing to do with his age. I have always been attracted to older men. I think men get more handsome as they age.
Whatever happened to the saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything”? Can we go back to that, please?!
Okay, I’ll hop off my soapbox now. Thanks for listening to me rant!
What burns your biscuits? Do you have an issue with age gaps?
Love & life lessons,