Sunday, January 3, 2010

I'm The Smelly Kid

I woke up this morning and realized I needed to make a quick run to CVS for some medicine for Bauer.  Without thinking, I threw on a pair of jeans with the sweatshirt I had slept in, pulled my hair into a ponytail, snatched my glasses (I'm blind without glasses or contacts) and ran out the door.  That's all I did - notice, no brushing of the teeth, no hairbrush through my hair, no glancing at myself in the mirror.  Just a quick trip a quarter mile down the road to CVS.

So I ran into the store, grabbed my items and headed to the checkout counter.  As always, there was a 10 minute line so I entertained myself with the latest celebrity gossip.  Imagine my surprise when I caught a quick glimpse of myself in the reflection of the vending machine!  OH MY LORD!!!!  My hair, generally blonde and straight, was so greasy that it was matted and *brown*.  My husband's sweatshirt looked like an oversized dress. I looked appalling.  When I glanced down I noticed my sweatshirt was completely covered in dog hair and a very large stain - possibly cheese???  When did I that much cheese???  No wonder I was getting crazy stairs from the dressed up church goers in line (it was early - I hadn't even gotten ready for church yet!).  I was so disheveled that I almost looked threatening...  I stood in line still as a bug (doing my best not to draw anymore attention) wishing desperately that I had a breath mint until I was able to pay for my items.

I breathed a huge sigh of relief once I entered the safety of my car.  That was until I actually looked at myself up close in a mirror.  YIKES!!!  Mascara from the night before littered my eyes.  My complexion was awful!  In the bright sunlight I could see that not only was my hair matted and greasy but it also had something in it - is that cheese again?  Where in the world did this come from!?!?!  To make matters worse, in the confines of my car I could actually smell myself.  I mean honestly - I had showered less than 24 hours ago.  I have completely no physical activity since then.  HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE!?!?!?! 

So needless to say, I'm back at my home and completely mortified.  I have learned my lesson.  My Mema always said that a proper lady never went to town without her "face" on.  Staring at my reflection in that vending machine, I fully grasped the severity of heeding my grandmother's advice.  If nothing else, I will at least brush my teeth, throw on a baseball cap, and fresh clothes before I head into town again.  Thank goodness I didn't see anyone that I knew!

Please tell me that someone else has had a similar experience.  I cannot be the only woman on earth to be so embarrassed by her own reflection.  Oye - I'm going to take a shower!!!


Texan Couture said...

LOL! It happens to be best of us! I had a similar experience going to Walgreens to pick up lady items that I needed right that moment so I had to rush out of the house and I was so embarrassed how I let myself out of the house like that.

Jules said...

hahaha! Yes girl, on more than one occasion I have had this happen. What can I say, I'm a little stubborn and just won't learn.

Blissfully Enamored said...

just came across your blog...and you better believe that I am now a follower!

and yes....this has happened to me...a few too many times! in the town we live in...we really dont know anyone, so i never worry about running into people. for the first time ever, i saw someone i knew at i guess i need to start wearing make-up when i am out! HA!

BAH said...

I had that today, too! I went to brunch with my boyfriend and then we went to the mall, where I noticed I looked completely disheveled. I bought a headband at J. Crew to try to tame my locks and the salesgirl didn't even offer me a bag, as if she was saying "You NEED to wear this." Haha! I always have my grandmother's voice in the back of my head telling me to put on some lipstick. I guess I should start listening.

Brown Girl said...

Ha Ha, that's too funny! I have done that more than once or twice! What's really bad is when you run into someone you know!!!

Stacey said...

Man I needed that laugh!

Anonymous said...

Lol. I always try to at least put some bronzer on before I go out because I have had the same thing happen to me. Thankfully, though, I've never run into anyone I knew! :)

Leah said...

Haha! This post made me laugh. I am always afraid I'm going to run into someone I know when I go out "not looking my best."

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm following yours now. =)

Anonymous said...

Hahah. This sounds EXACTLY like how I went out in public today, no lies.

Kelly said...

That is so funny! I have this hair that is curly in the back and on the sides, but straight as a board on top - occasionally I will let it dry "curly" and add some curls around the top with a curling iron and it's cute for a short time. One morning I decided to run to Bi-Lo to grab some stuff for breakfast (it was a Saturday) and come home. So I just threw on some old clothes that were handy and headed out. I didn't even notice my hair when I was brushing my teeth - I was focusing on what I needed so I could get home. When I did get home and noticed my hair - I looked like something from Michael Jackson's Thriller video! My hair was frizzy and sticking up everywhere - my clothes were filthy where I had fed the cows the day before and had cow poop on my jeans, and the back of my sweatshirt (not sure how it got there). My makeup was smeared all over my face where I had not washed it before I went to bed. I almost died right there when I realized how awful I looked!

I never did that again!

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Lindsey said...

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