Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Same Woman, Two Years Apart

Yep, that’s about how it goes. (Warning: if you’re at work or on an airplane or in some other cramped public space, better use headphones for this one — these broads are loud.).

P.S. I met Drew when I was 29. Good timing, I guess.

[via The Daily What]

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  • JK

    JK May 30, 2012, 12:15 pm

    Love it!

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    rachel May 30, 2012, 12:59 pm

    Gooch!!

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      Anna May 30, 2012, 1:19 pm

      Scrubs was such a great show!

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    • Leroy

      Leroy May 30, 2012, 6:37 pm

      That’s Kate Micucci. She’s the most famous person from Nazareth Pennsylvania, the second is Mario Andretti’s wife.

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        rachel May 30, 2012, 6:53 pm

        Are you from that area Leroy?

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      • Leroy

        Leroy May 30, 2012, 7:08 pm

        I’m from Bucks County, which is close.

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        rachel May 30, 2012, 7:29 pm

        Ah, cool. I’m from NEPA, and it’s not very often that I hear people mention Nazareth, haha.

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        Bethany May 30, 2012, 10:26 pm

        Where were you two at our Philly meetup?? HUH?!?!

        🙂

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        rachel May 30, 2012, 10:42 pm

        I’m from PA Bethany, but I live in CO right now (and OK pretty soon).

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      • Leroy

        Leroy May 31, 2012, 12:11 am

        I was there, but dressed as a women.

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  • Crochet.Ninja

    Michelle.Lea May 30, 2012, 12:08 pm

    i love these two!

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  • TaraMonster

    TaraMonster May 30, 2012, 12:14 pm

    Ahahaha! I vacillate between these two ideologies every other week. And I’m only 26.

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      Trixy Minx May 30, 2012, 1:06 pm

      I do the same and I am only 24.

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      Anna May 30, 2012, 1:18 pm

      Ugh, you guys are making me feel old at 28. :/

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    Something More May 30, 2012, 1:31 pm

    First: Yes. Loud.
    Second: I HATE that saying “Everything happens for a reason. Hate it.
    Third: That was pretty funny.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    • Kristina

      Kristina May 30, 2012, 1:44 pm

      I’m just curious, why do you hate the saying? (Yes, I say it all the time because I truly believe it).

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        *HmC* May 30, 2012, 2:30 pm

        I actually do believe that everything happens for a reason, in a way, but I personally dislike when people say it because A) they tend to use it in a way that diminishes the need for people to take responsibility for their own decisions, happiness and lives overall, and B) it implies to me that we as humans are capable of understanding the “reason”, which I don’t think we necessarily are and I don’t think focusing on that helps us. Sometimes shit happens, there is no good reason that you are capable of understanding, and formulating some reason is just a waste of energy and mostly rationalizing anyway. Be happy, make the best decisions you can, and when crap happens move on the best you can.

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        Kristina May 30, 2012, 3:41 pm

        Yeah, I like your answer about it. I believe it due to my spirituality but I do hate it when people say it to move the blame on something else, though I don’t hear it that way very much.

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        Zepp May 30, 2012, 2:38 pm

        I believe in it because life is too terrifying if you don’t. But deep down, I know its bullshit and everything really is just horribly random and meaningless… and I dont like thinking about that, so therefore I don’t like the saying. haha

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        Zepp May 30, 2012, 2:43 pm

        I believe in more, “Everything turns out okay in the end, if its not okay, its not the end” but i really really don’t think all events are part of this plotted fate that is always for good in the end. Its just too obvious of a thought cushion, like getting 40 virigins when you die. Sure, that’s going to happen.

        I think im really cynical now though, I wish i had more faith in spiritual stuff but it all just sounds too good to be true. opium for the masses, right?

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        *HmC* May 30, 2012, 2:55 pm

        I think looking at it as “always for good in the end” is way over simplifying and falls into the territory of people assuming that they are capable of knowing what constitutes good or the end, like everything will come together in their human lifetime with some pretty bow in some obviously “good” way. Some people may truly think like that, but I agree that that type of thinking is pretty clearly inaccurate. You don’t have to look very far to see some pretty horrifying, incomprehensible (to us) things happening with very little if any redeeming value.

        But again, I do believe that everything happens for a reason, I just think it’s naïve and clearly inaccurate to assume that we are or will ever be capable of understanding that reason. Mostly, these “reasons” we come up with are rationalizations and narratives to help us feel better or safer, or ways to shirk our responsibility for our own actions or shortfalls. So in sum- I believe everything happens for a reason, in a certain sense, but I don’t think that the way most people use that phrase is conducive to happiness or truth.

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        EricaSwagger May 30, 2012, 2:37 pm

        You’re telling me… I stubbed my toe this morning for a REASON? Seriously?

        I got that paper cut just now for some reason? Has it taught me a lesson? Had I not gotten the paper cut, would I somehow end up down the wrong path in life? Has getting this paper cut somehow prevented me from stepping off the curb into a bus a month from now?

        Can you give me a reason why innocent children die every day?

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        Sue Jones May 30, 2012, 6:25 pm

        I laughed at the quote :
        Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that you are stupid and make bad decisions.

        But I prefer Cheryl Strayed’s line about the universe being random and that God really doesn’t give a sh*t… I forget exactly how that went… but it always cracks me up when people pray to God for their sports team to win! Like she cares?????

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        Something More May 30, 2012, 4:08 pm

        Because, to me, that’s what people say when they don’t what else to tell you when something shitty in your life happens. It implies that there is some grand scheme of things that I couldn’t possibly understand and that I should stop worrying about it because it’s all going to work out in the end anyway. It’s just frustrating for me to hear that.

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    Zepp May 30, 2012, 1:38 pm

    This is sooo funny, and yet alarming. I am the 29 girl… I didn”t realize how cliche i was because i think all of those things! haha Is the 31 that accurate also??? that is super scary! but funny.

    i need to start appreciating my relationship more, yikes… like every time we fight I’m like “screw this! i could have a new boyfriend in 3 months and he would be perfect!”… I should be really focusing on strengthening the really good relationship i have.

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      Auntie Allie May 31, 2012, 11:53 am

      i’m also 29 and single and I thought this video was terrifying!

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      Voyager June 2, 2012, 1:44 am

      A) the 31 is accurate.
      B) Guys and gals are more alike in this than they realize.

      Part of this is 30 is the three sigma design limit for a people.

      In the wild, 99.9% of people are dead by this point. For those of us who are enjoying the joys of modern civilization and advance medicine, this is when we loose that aura of immortality, and important parts start to fall off. That really sucks.

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  • katie

    katie May 30, 2012, 2:04 pm

    Hilarious!!! Haha

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    Amy May 30, 2012, 3:03 pm

    I’m going to be 33 in a couple weeks – and I am so the “31” girl now. And she’s right – two short years and your 33 – and now I’m closing in on the end of my “early thirties” I’m “mid-thirities” in one year – 365 days. I stayed married too long – cutting off countless options. Finally almost two years of being single and I think I have this figured out and I’m 33 YEARS Old!!!! And I seriously cried myself to sleep last night… granted – just broke up with a sweet guy who is awesome – but is still dealing with a much more recent divorce and he needs more time before he’s ready. I’m finally ready – AND THERE’S NO ONE LEFT!!!!!

    OK – I know I’m exaggerating in my freak out. But – I’m kind of freaking out.

    Oh – and the “everything happens for a reason” – maybe… but if you believe that too much you can stick around in situations you have no business sticking around in. Sometimes you just got to cut and run and since nothing is going right – you need to go left.

    OK – now I’m starting to freak out at work…. so I’m wrapping it up.

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    Samantha May 30, 2012, 2:57 pm

    Garfunkel & Oates strike again! Love it!
    My favorite of their videos is still “Pregnant Women Are Smug,” though.

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    Ruby May 30, 2012, 6:11 pm

    Ugh, these two are annoying and unfunny.

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    • Brad

      Brad May 31, 2012, 12:23 am

      I’m with you on this one. I couldn’t get past the first 30 seconds.

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        ChuckB June 1, 2012, 4:52 pm

        I’m 58 (I came here via a link from Instapundit.)
        I’ve been married for 35 years. My wife was 19 when we got married (And just so you don’t make any assumptions, she had just graduated from the University of Illinois). We have 6 kids (5 adults and a 14 year old.) Obviously my wife has never experienced any of this.
        We both still found the video to be hilarious.
        Not sure why.

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        Joan H. June 1, 2012, 9:41 pm

        Because it’s true?

        Loved this, even though it is loud and they are obnoxious. 29’s attitude is more forgivable in 22 or 23-year-olds. By 29, there should be a more functional brain in there.

        Still counting my blessings that I found my husband when we were both 30… I’ll be 49 in a couple of months.

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        Voyager June 2, 2012, 1:53 am

        Was talking to my old man about this sort of thing a few weeks ago. My folks were around that age when they got married too. He was saying how it gives him chills when he looks back and realized that he had made all the right calls in the most important things, without at the time realizing that they were the important parts, or for for even the right reasons.

        I look back and I wonder where did my life go off the rails?

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    Sue Jones May 30, 2012, 6:21 pm

    At 29 I lived in a big city and had more men in my life than was good for me. Then at age 30 I moved to a small town for my first job in my profession, and it was, as far as the dating scene went… BAD! All the good men my age were married with kids already and the ones left, well let’s just say there was a reason that they were still single… Small towns are really very different for dating than big cities… So when I found another job I moved again about 2 years later to a bigger place and met my husband – and that took a few years. Something really changes when you turn 30 – people start marrying like crazy whether they should or not and there really is less to choose from. Sad but true.

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    Addie Pray May 30, 2012, 6:54 pm

    Bwahahaha, this was really funny, and really accurate when I think back – long, long time ago – to both 29 and 31. They should have had a 3rd person representing 30 – she could have just been silent (like, stunned and shocked) and panic-y -but completely silent, like shocked she hit the big 3-0. Then the 31 year old could have started to sing her freak out song. They really need to run these things by me first, geez.

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    Bethany May 30, 2012, 10:32 pm

    Fuck. I’m going to be 31 in less than 2 weeks.
    🙁

    I’m happily married and literally just bought a house (TODAY!!!), but I still want to go back and be 26 or 29 again. The older you get, the faster time seems to go…. I wish I could just freeze time and stay 30 for a few more years.

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    • Brad

      Brad May 31, 2012, 12:30 am

      The reason for that effect is basic math: the denominator (total years you’ve been alive) is getting bigger so comparatively stuff feels shorter and makes it seem like everything’s faster. Same reason why everything felt soooo long as a little kid (the fraction was bigger). Stupid math.

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    cporoski May 31, 2012, 7:53 am

    this was amazing!

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    DaveP. June 1, 2012, 4:18 pm

    “Everything happens for a reason”

    –and sometimes that reason is to be someone else’s bad example. Just because there’s a reason, doesn’t mean it’s one you’ll like.

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    Woody June 1, 2012, 4:20 pm

    Welcome to real life, it’s a long strange trip.

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    edzeppelin June 1, 2012, 4:26 pm

    wait til you’re 50 and longing for the sweet release of death

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    J. Knight June 1, 2012, 4:39 pm

    Well, in all honesty, the clock hasn’t run out for either one of these ladies. As for the 29/31 paradygm….I’m a man and it felt the same for me. Now when you hit 50 that’s a different game altogether. Love these two together, they made my day by giving me a good laugh.

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    Henry Jones June 1, 2012, 4:48 pm

    I actually like the 31 chick better.

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    Andrew June 1, 2012, 8:47 pm

    My day sucked, but I feel a lot better now!!

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    bgarrett June 1, 2012, 10:09 pm

    I used to believe the 29 yr old but I am almost 62 and have wanted to get married ever since my wife left 26 years ago. It doesnt look like its gonna ever happen.

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    Clare June 1, 2012, 10:33 pm

    I met my soulmate at 38.

    He’s 13 years older than me but he comes from an era that still holds to the standup standards of manhood.

    He recognized that I was still “becoming” and was ready to accept me as I am and not what he thought I should be. I think his maturity factored into this to a great extent.

    Since I met him I have become a solid contributor to my work place and an accomplished artist in my personal life. We are friends first. Compatriots. I could have never found this kind of solidity with a man in my own age group.

    I don’t think it has to do with my age or his age. It has to do with an equilibrium in our maturity level. My ethics about what a man should contribute to a relationship fit his ethics on the same.

    For you girls who think its all over at 35, fear not. And don’t reject the 48 year old who seems interested but a little shy. Maybe he is the one who will, as Bonnie sang, “accept me as I am and not the one he hoped I’d be.”

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    Jaynie June 2, 2012, 8:42 am

    Hilarious! I am mid-50’s woman. I so agree that the 29 yo woman is living in fantasy land. I see another thing about young … when they do get married, as many of my nieces and nephews have done, nobody has any babies anymore… WTH?

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