Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lowering Expectations Everywhere

My best friends in the world are the ones that I only see at the gym. They see me when I'm make up free, wearing gross clothes and sweating like a man. We chat, we converse (sometimes they share their wigs), we share tips... everything is wonderful.

However, nothing on this earth beats running into one of those exercise buds at the grocery store on a normal day, because no matter what you have on, they will fawn and gush over how pretty you look. Because you see, when people see me working out, they see me at my ultimate lowest level of attractiveness, and anything else is an improvement.

I discovered this phenomenon to be the case waaay back in high school. Unlike many of the other girls who spent the week before prom primping and getting beautified, I slummed it. Understand, that I never, ever, ever dressed down for school (I was that kid who dressed up on exam days). I wore a ponytail every single day leading up to the event, jeans, nastiness... then on the day of the actual prom, my pretty-quotient was upped extraordinarily thanks to what my peers had to compare it to for the week leading up to the big day.

A lot of trouble to go to? Maybe, but strategy is half the battle, my friends, and that part I have nailed down tight.

Don't forget to submit questions for my sister to answer! Questions like, "Is your sister the most amazing person on the planet?" or "How in the world do you live with someone so perfect?" are perfectably acceptable.

13 comments:

ashley said...

hahaha, that's hilarious, and awesomely smart :-)

Lisa said...

HILARIOUS! I may have to repost that ;-)

THE Stephanie said...

Love it!! Absolutely brilliant!! LOL

Ams said...

Oh my goodness - I am LOVING this idea!!
Brilliant :)

Black Labs and Lilly said...

HAHAHA!!! So true!!!

Samma said...

I have utilized this strategy throughout my college years- pjs, no makeup, glasses and dirty hair in a pony for class- then nighttime was a whole new me!

Rachel H. said...

That is too funny! Great idea!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

I so know what you mean with your gym pals! So funny!

Elle said...

Love it! I don't have gym pals but this post makes me want to get some ASAP! hehe

QueenBeeSwain said...

you are just so funny :) my gym pals are all in their 60's b/c my gym is the cc!

also- the for sis questions- I DIE!

kHm

Mrs. Potts said...

I know what you mean! I sweat like a man, my face looks like a tomato & I have all sorts of crazy hair going on. I love seeing people out of the gym. Especially if I'm having a good hair day - you know, no CLT humidity?

Elizabeth said...

bahahahaha, that just made my night!!! love you!!

kass09 said...

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~Kassandra :o)