Happy Birthday Camille

imagesI haven’t written about my glamorous pal lately, because I haven’t seen her, not since becoming besotted with a Cuban named Edmundo.

It’s a pity when women get involved with a man, how they abandon everything else, like a heroin habit you just can’t kick.

I called to wish her a Happy Birthday, even though she prefers ignoring the day.

“I’m a relic,” she says, “a museum piece right outta Pompeii.”

“Don’t exaggerate Camille, you look amazing for your age and you know it.”

“Well it cost me enough.”

“You always tell me, we should be like French women and not care about age, wrinkles or waistlines.”

“I must’a been drunk when I said that.”

“I mean really, what’s the point in worrying about something one has no control over?  We can’t stop the clock, doesn’t matter how much Botox we get.”

“Did you finally invest in that sinking chin of yours you hold up with your forefingers?”

“No, I did not.  I’m just not a botulism kinda gal I guess.  I know I’m not the prettiest girl in the room anymore and can happily say, I’ve made peace with it.”

“Oh yeah, right.  That’s why you’ve been known to carry a flask in your Kate Spade mailbag.”

“Once, on a very cold night, I filled one with brandy.  That doesn’t make me a Saint Bernard ya know.”

“Well, I’m wearing black and draping crepe on all the mirrors.”

“You mean like when Lincoln died?”

“Am I in for one of your boring history lessons?”

“Camille, I just called to say, you’re beautiful, bright, funny and when Ricky Ricardo ceases to run your life, I’ll look forward to seeing you…have a Happy Birthday my friend.”  images-1





About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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16 Responses to Happy Birthday Camille

  1. micklively says:

    I am so happy that Camille is leading the charge in the defrost of Cuban/American relations. Legs, heels and cleavage are much under-utilised in diplomatic circles. Let’s spread peace and joy in whatever way we’re best equipped to.

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    It’s all in your attitude. The only birthday that bothered me was last year; number sixty-five. No denying that I have left middle age and entered senior citizenship.
    You look wonderful, Susannah. I’m happy that you aren’t joining the Stepford wives.

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    • OMG…if you could see what I see on Madison Avenue you’d run too. They look like identical polished dinner plates with mouths that don’t move, even when talking. It’s so scary to me Skinny. You look great by the way. It’s all that Pookie Love. 🙂

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  3. It’s nice that you remembered her. I too used to have girlfriends who dumped me for every Tom, Dick and Harry (mostly Dick). Eventually I gave up on them all. Cats are easier. Speaking of aging, I know there are things you can do to ease the way but when I see movie stars with frozen scary faces I get really scared. I recently saw Dolly Parton (someone I truly admire). Maybe it was just too much makeup but it wasn’t natural looking. There is something nice and natural about “soft” aging.

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  4. You write the best back and forth dialogue between you two.

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