Was listening to the radio on the way to work yesterday and the two deejays, one man, one woman, were discussing the work holiday party they had just attended.
The man told the woman how nice she looked. He said it with a bit of surprise. This was chalked up to the fact that since they work the morning show and go to work so early in the morning, she rarely "does it up", opting for easy and comfortable.
The female deejay, who is teetering on the edge of forty, launched into a hilarious diatribe about everything it takes for a woman to get it together to go out to a nice event.
She said something to all the ladies listening about "remember how back in the day all you needed was a bottle of Love's Baby Soft and a Bonnie Bell lip smacker to get started on your day. Oh, and maybe some mascara."
And this, of course, hit a nerve with me.
Hit a nerve hard, actually, as yesterday evening I had a way overdue appointment with my hairdresser to get all the grays covered. And they are many.
I remember when a box of color had never touched this head.
I remember when I never even had to wash my face at the end of the day. Zits? They were not a problem.
How is it that I have more acne in my late thirties than I did in my teens? Does that seem right to you? Don’t answer that.
The lady dj went on to talk about how in order to go out to the party, she had to spackle over all the skin issues, then cover up the cover up cream.
And the hair, oh the hair is a whole other project.
I remember back in the day when I would brush my hair, and it would lay nice. I put no spray, gel, mousse, shaping wax, pomade, or anything else into it.
And I rarely ever wore makeup. I didn't need it. My dewy fresh skin and peaches and cream cheeks were enough.
When, exactly, did the skin around my eyes get…crepe-ish? This I do not enjoy.
Ah well, I won't go silently into that good night.
I'll fight with the help of my color goddess of a hairdresser, a wand of cover up crème, skin renewing lotion and the help of darn good lighting!
I won't begin to talk about the "foundation" garments I have to sling shot into to be able to put on a nice dress. It isn't pretty.
That's another post for another day. Or was another post on another day.
Meanwhile, wishing all out there a Happy Turkey Day! I'm going to attend a pot luck at work, get fattened up like a Butterball, and leave work early.
All in, not a bad day.