Friday, June 25, 2010

Lowering Standards Is A Good Thing

I've always told myself that regardless of how busy or tired I am, I'll always leave the house looking semi-put together (work out clothes and a baseball hat count because you're put together for the gym). That doesn't mean full face of make up or glam hair, but it does mean not leaving the house with wet hair. It's my standard, and I'm sticking to it. Three times this week I have left for work with wet hair. And surprisingly, I just don't give two poots. I did feel a little bad about it this morning as I wheeled into Harris Teeter to buy a banana and Cherry Vanilla Diet Pepsi (my happy place... the drink, not the store). Then I saw a middle aged woman wearing pigtails and thought to myself, "Wet hair may be bad, but it's not even close to that bad. Ick. Nast." So I've lowered my standards, and I feel good about that.

As a brief aside, when Google imaging your subject matter, "Adult Pigtails" will give you a whole lot more than you were bargaining for.

6 comments:

The Pink Chick said...

You crack me up!!! I too have lowered my standards. I often don't wear make-up to work, and then if the mood hits me I apply it in the bathroom during the day. I have also been sporting a pony tail a lot lately. Sleeping in is just so much more tempting than getting up and getting dressed! :)

prettyface said...

LOL @ Pink Chick AND you. I wear my hair up in a pony MANy times during the week and wear black pants almost everyday. BAHA I have two pairs of them and it’s the easiest thing tot hrow on. I love to dress up but damnit- Sleep sometimes IS way better.

Candy said...

Haha, this post sort of reminded me of the SATC episode where Carrie and Aidan have an argument about hair 'scrunchies'... does anyone remember that one??

The Shabby Princess said...

Ha! I'm of the same mindset. I used to NEVER go to work with wet hair, and I still don't go with it "wet", but, it's not totally dry right now, either! Luckily (I guess) it's summer and my hair is naturally curly, so, I can semi pull it off. But, honestly, it's too hot for the flat iron!

besswess said...

My hair air dries every day. It is better for it anyways. I will have to say that my hair does look ok natural. Just let it go. I think people are way too uptight about lots of hair products and makeup.

Stately Lady said...

I couldn't agree more with this post! And since I've started my 1.5 hour commute to work, there has been no such thing as leaving the house with dry hair. And I like it. hah!