Although still a dewy young thing in her 30s (for a few precious, precious weeks, anyway!), Historiann feels a slight chill in the air when she contemplates these harbingers of old age and mortality:
- Kelly Bundy has breast cancer. (Seriously–send good wishes to actress Christina Applegate, who is being treated for breast cancer at age 36. Breast cancer is never good news of course, but being diagnosed before your 40s is very alarming.)
- Brandon Walsh is seriously pushing 40. (He turns 39 at the end of this month!) Donna Martin graduates! Donna Martin graduates! Donna Martin graduates!
- Check this out: Marcia Cross (“Bree Van de Kamp/Hodge”) and Kristin Davis (“Charlotte York Goldenblatt”) used to play bad girls, and Courtney Thorne-Smith (of According to Jim) used to have attractive male co-stars! (You tell kids that today, and they just won’t believe you!)
- Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth got her AARP card in the mail five years ago! Sigh. (See this new history of the band: David Browne, Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth, just released in hardcover in May.) Rock-and-roll band biographies are a really strange genre of writing–written by and for superfans, with very few clues or ways into the book for anyone who’s not a superfan. (Kind of like the most hagiographic biography you can imagine!) But, if you want to spend 15 minutes laughing and shaking your head, look up “Love, Courtney,” or “Lollapalloza 1995” in the index and go straight to those pages. Ahhh, my misspent (sonic and otherwise) youth!