menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Gropers, Gripers, and Groupies- Santa’s Naughty List

As a Menopausebarbee, I’ve seen my share of Gropers, Gripers, and Groupies.
As a Mother, I worry about the worldly experiences my 16 year old daughter will encounter in this vicious cycle. While watching the news this morning, as she had her breakfast and I my coffee, I found myself relaying stories from my youth, and the importance of averting problematic circumstances.

I recall my first concert, The Brother’s Johnson, when as a young impressionable teenager, I came home swooning that Louis Johnson, founding member of the band had PICKED ME, shook my hand and pulled me on stage. Daddy’s rage was unbearable as he took their hit song, STOMP to a new level berating me that none of his would be a groupie! Through the years, that early lesson played in my ears, especially as I read stories such as, Karrine “Superhead” who wrote the book on being a groupie, literally, I realized there was shame in that game. Getting her start as a video vixen Karrine used her sex skills to take rappers and athletes to bed.

Admittedly, I’m an Alpha Female, and a business woman who has set at the table with powerhouse men. I have always found that I can navigate most situations. As I shared, I am a part of the “Me Too” movement and I have been in unfortunate circumstances where I have had to stop unreciprocated advances. But by the same token, I have known too many women broken after their “best laid” plans did not materialize. This quote always comes to mind, “Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.”

Certain rules apply for a lifetime and so, these quotes, I will continue to share them with my daughter. Truth be told, there are pariahs everywhere. So, just as we must be pro-active in our health and wealth, we must be able to protect our reputations and health from the predators.
1. NEVER PUT YOUR DRINK DOWN AND COME BACK TO IT!!!
2. “Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it.”    
Colin Powell
3. ““We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision.”
4. “Success only comes before work in the dictionary.”

In Russell Simmons Book, Do You, he said, “A person’s strength is to know their weaknesses.”
I pray he knows his strength. We are happy to report, he was strictly professional with the Menopausebarbees.

Hey guys and gals – behave and stay off Santa’s Naughty List!

russell simmons