Friday, March 20, 2009

Tick Tock Tick Tock

My little sister Bethany is a hoot. She’s taken Abby’s place as the part-time receptionist where I work, so now she’s the one surfing the net at the front desk whenever the phones are quite.

About half an hour I walked through the reception area, and she was online filling out a survey that would determine her ‘biological age’. I heard about this on the radio last week, and it seems to be a bit of a cool thing to do at the moment – figure out what age your ‘body’ is: are you aging prematurely or cheating mother time?

Anyway, a few minutes ago, the slim, pretty and 19 year old Bethany came upstairs to give me the results:

Bethany: (resigned) So... Apparently my body is 26.
Tammy: (laughing) Oh no! What was the problem?
Bethany: (rolling her eyes) Apparently it’s my lifestyle!

Who knew that ‘exercising zero times a week’ and ‘avoiding staircases’ could cost you 7 years!

Don't worry Beth - you're pleanty young at heart :)

xo Tammy


Sister Abby said...

Lol I miss sitting at that great glass escrotoire surfing the net! :) I would like that link though Bethster - I wonder if I'm biologically your little sister... :) lol. Tammy I love your little post :) I love that you posted :) I love yoU! xo

Sandy M. said...

Did Bethy indicate any desire to improve her lifestyle? (To be read in a hopeful mother tone:)

Doesn't Bethy have uni. study to do? (Again, hopeful tone, but with an edge of resignation.)

Nice to see you back, Tammy :)


Jennsie said...

lol oh bethany is such a crack up, i so pictured that in my head, even the whole sighing thing. Glad to see you have posted. Much better than me :) Peta, is harrassing me to do one.

Jonny and Jessima said...

She is older than me - hehe (well, my actual age that is). What would the family be like if we didn't have Bethany?

Love Jessima

Sister Abby said...

Bethany I'm biologically 23! Apparently my problem is that I over-worry about a thing or two... (you probably don't even know what I'm talking about, it's rare...). But I'm younger than you (happy sigh :)!)

Yes Mum, I'm shocked! That's what I did when I had Bethster's job - uni uni uni no loafing for me! I trained her differently, I'm beyond shocked, actually! :)

Tammy it's nice that I can use your blog as a forum to chat to Bethany and Mum... :) I love you xoxox

Sandy M. said...

Hi Abby! Hope you are feeling better? It's not as though you are terribly old :)

emilysuze said...

Hooray for a Tammy's been too long.

I really hope to someday actually make it to Australia so I can finally meet all of the crazy characters from the stories I've heard and the comments I've read online!

I miss you heaps!


emilysuze said...

P.S. I took that quiz when I was 25 and it told me I was 26. At least I'm only a year older than I really am!

Ben said...

Apparently I'm supposed to be 18... Who knew?!

charrette said...

I hate to even THINK what age MY body might be! I can only PRAY for 26! (But not with any sort of faith, so that would be in well as simply VAIN.)

Petamay said... the post. I don't need to take a quiz to know how old my body is. It likes to remind me quite frequently that it is at least 50 years old, what with all the aches and pains and the hip joint problems that I've had for the last couple of months, and now the sore back...etc, etc. Yeah I know I'm old! :)

emilysuze said...

Chris leaves very, very soon and will be gone for quite a few months. He's going to be missing my parents and three brothers coming out for Easter weekend for the baby blessing. While I'm grateful for the steady paycheck and the free insurance, the military has some serious drawbacks. :(

Justin said...

Tammers--I know it's been ages since I have commented, but tonight is my night for blogging I guess. I am currently job hunting--need another receptionist? I have taken some silly quizzes of facebook, apparently I am Ingmar Bergman, Pablo Picasso and the movie Footloose... I haven't done this age one yet.

Abby said...

Hi... I think I may be lost.. I thought this was the blog Tammy writes on?

MISS YOUR POSTS BIG SISTER!!! Even if you ARE camping with the Stake Young Women lol :) Love you, feel like I haven't seen you since Micky's wedding! Hope we can hang out soon. Hope you're having fun in a tent (hahaha!)


emilysuze said...

Tag! I thought that if I tagged you, you might actually write a new post...

Bec Davis said...

Hey Tammy,
I got your blog-site from your mum's blog-site. My mum gave me hers. Yah for mum's! anyway how are you. It has been ages since I have spoken to you. Tell me all that you have been up to.
If you give me you email address I will send you an invite to our blog.
My email address is

Hope to hear from you soon.
Love ya

Abby said...

No, I'm almost sure this is where she used to post!