And I'm not talking about “up” on the societal food chain. I'm just interested in (and currently dating) someone notably older than little 29-year-old me. I'm a Millennial who doesn't really enjoy doing Millennial things.
I'm not talking about “up” as in “social status” (F*CK social status). Basically, if you aren't currently collecting social security checks, I'm not interested. In fact, I'm sort of like an old Upper East Side lady trapped in the body of a downtown Millennial. I don't like house parties in sh*t apartments that smell like a sea of dead rats are festering in the fridge.
In “The Little Hours,” Aubrey Plaza plays a foul-mouthed nun in 14th century Italy, the kind of sarcastic humor Plaza does best.
Unsurprisingly, the actress had more than one hand in the production: It’s her first movie as a producer, and director Jeff Baena is her boyfriend. Reilly, Dave Franco, Molly Shannon, and a host of other comedic actors, is a loose adaptation of “The Decameron,” the 1353 short story collection by Giovanni Boccaccio.
Now, as a twenty-five year old ICU nurse who is unable to sleep on her comfortable air-bed while on break at work due to an exasperating realization of the “high” and “lows” of dating, Greg Behrendt’s “He’s Just Not That Into You” has become her guiding bible.
I am single, I am beautiful, I am successful, I am so ****ing lonely.
Dating someone older than you is a fierce, frustrating yet wonderfully eye-opening learning experience with a plethora of highs and lows. Every time I swipe my credit card at Walgreens, I hold my breath, gaze up into the bleak fluorescent drug store lights and say a little prayer, Normally, I really don't give a flying f*ck at the pathetic number in my bank account. All of a sudden, you accidentally peak into the number in their bank account when they're checking their balance in the back of a Taxi, and you see double digits. They're fascinating, chic, sophisticated creatures who prefer to ruminate over a nice glass of Vino rather than toss back tequila shots all night long.
Growing up with a person can tell you a lot about their intelligence.