Naturally, it almost goes without saying I was in a great mood and feeling grand. I thought I’d entered the restaurant looking smashing. Yet I felt compelled to say something to my friend to spare her from thinking I am a mountain of tears. “Oh no,” I said. “It’s just that I’ve been eating a lot of salt lately and drinking heavily…” (which is kind of the truth) …”My face is just really puffy.”
Man, I love getting older — you think you look like you’re on top of the world while the world thinks you look like you got hit by a bus.