I refuse to be an old lady. After all, I enjoy many aspects of being in my 60s. I feel confident that I can handle any curveball life throws my way because so many have grazed by and I’ve always managed to avoid a direct hit. While I was never a candidate for Miss Congeniality, as the years tick by, I’m even less concerned with other people’s opinions of me. I’m a tell-it-like-it-is New Yorker and not everyone, particularly in California, likes my bluntness.