Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thoughts on Obama and why you should never leave the house without lipstick

I had a fabulous time Saturday at the west rim of the Grand Canyon! The tour was even better than I imagined--I’ll do a proper blog about it later this week, but in the meantime, here’s a picture.

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.


~S said...

“Never, ever leave the house without at least a little bit of eye make-up or lipstick.”

Aha! This is a rule I -always- follow, too. Similar experience to yours: I've been interviewed by a news gal at a gas station, and was I sure glad that I looked presentable that day, even though I was sporting some scrubby gym clothes! The good thing is that I was sitting in my car when she approached me, so the only thing that really mattered was visible to the camera from the neck up!

Julie D said...

I try not to go make-up free, as that would totally scare the masses, but I don't do a lot of lipstick. It ends up on my teeth and I look like a fool!

CarmenSinCity said...

Awwwww - I wish I would have known you were going to be on the news - I totally would have watched it!

Anonymous said...

Great picture & hair!

Lilly said...

I never go outside the door without makeup. It might be a sad thing...well it is sad but I just have to do it. Wow on the news, way to go! Love the photo by the way, you look fantastic!!!

Hurricane Mikey said...

Never leave the house without make-up?

I do well enough to remember the pants...

linda said...

I always do hair and make up. I look and feel better when I have painted the canvas and done the frame.

Great photo of you.

KriMonster said...

It's called a shower holiday. In my opinion, this should be a national holiday that occurs once a week!

travel girl said...

I admit, I am so damn vain. But, I have finally come to an age where I feel comfortable in my own skin and I actually will leave the house without make-up.

Oh, how I wish I could have gone to a Bye-Bye Bush party!!