Beautiful, huh? Yeah, I was having a good hair day.
Snap! I’m such an a-hole.
Okay, so Sunday was one of those days where I never quite got around to taking a shower. Sometimes that whole beautification routine gets to be a major pain in the ass. It takes a lot of effort for me to go from freak to chic, and I’m not always up for it when I have a day off, especially if I’m not going to be seeing anyone I need to look beautiful for. That’s why God invented baseball caps. (I bet you thought baseball caps actually had something to do with the game of baseball—wrong!)
Anyway, Sunday afternoon I went out to do some grocery shopping (in my favorite Rock and Bowl New Orleans baseball cap) and as I’m loading my bottles of Two Buck Chuck into my car in the parking lot of Trader Joe’s, I get stopped by a guy carrying a Fox 5 news camera.
“Excuse me, are you going to be watching the inauguration Tuesday?” he asked.
“No, I have to work,” I said. “Sorry.” Then as he started to walk away, I added, “But I will be going to a ‘Bye-Bye Bush’ party after work.”
He darted over and asked me a few questions as well as the spelling of my name. I told him that yeah, I’m happy to see the Bush administration come to an end and I think we all feel a collective sense of hope for the future because finally we’re in good hands—Obama’s a smart guy.
I totally forgot to watch the news Sunday night, but yesterday my friend Judy sent me an email saying she thought she saw me on the news, so they must have put me on.
The truth is, I'm so happy that Obama will be leading the nation, I’m not even miffed that the inauguration coverage will be pre-empting Guiding Light. I’m also happy that I followed rule #5 of my “10 Simple Ways to Project Self Confidence”:
“Never, ever leave the house without at least a little bit of eye make-up or lipstick.”You never know when you’ll end up on the news.