Saturday, April 18, 2009

Maybe I Don't Drink Enough Champagne

From the AP
ROME – Rita Levi Montalcini, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, said Saturday that even though she is about to turn 100, her mind is sharper than it was she when she was 20.
Levi Montalcini, who also serves as a senator for life in Italy, celebrates her 100th birthday on Wednesday, and she spoke at a ceremony held in her honor by the European Brain Research Institute.
She shared the 1986 Nobel Prize for Medicine with American Stanley Cohen for discovering mechanisms that regulate the growth of cells and organs.
"At 100, I have a mind that is superior — thanks to experience — than when I was 20," she told the party, complete with a large cake for her.

Wow...a brilliant woman with such a sense of style.

Check out the big bracelet....and the booze!

Love it!

and God do I wish that I could say that I am as sharp as I was at age 20....
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WendyB said...

I drink a lot of Champagne, but now I it really enough? Do I have to up my dosage?

Jill said...

I usually think that I wouldn't want to live this long...but if life looks like this, I'm there!

Belle de Ville said...

Are you kidding I can't wait to get really old so that I can dress in a totally freaked out "Auntie Mame" kind of way...clunky jewelry, turbans, caftans and palazzo pants.
My children on the other hand aren't looking forward to my becoming anymore outre than I already am!

Jill said...

That's already me, except the turbans. Thanks goodness I don't have kids to embarass.

La Belette Rouge said...

She is amazing. Really, champagne companies ought to hire her as a spokesperson.

Belle de Ville said...

I'm with Wendy on this...I probably need to up my dosage!

Belle de Ville said...

Oh and Jill...embarassing your's call PAYBACK!

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