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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Out of the Archives:
I Missed My Calling in Life
(Why I Should Have Been a Spy)

I wrote this one about two years ago.  I was just thinking about this story again last night because I was wearing a baseball cap, so I thought I'd post it again.  Happy Thursday!

Once upon a time, when I was one and twenty, I looked like this.


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21 comments :

  1. That's hilarious. I cared a lot more about how I looked and how much effort went into my daily preparations back in the day too...

    Now? Man, I can get showered, dressed and ready to walk out the door in twenty minutes flat.

    I DO like to get dressed up every once in a while though. And some days, even if I'm not going anywhere, I'll fix my hair just to know that I still can.

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  2. Haha! That is a great story! I, on the other hand, throw people off when I wear make up and do my hair.

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  3. I think I was the exact opposite in college: I rolled out of bed 10 minutes before my class started, threw on jeans and a t-shirt (and maybe lipstick on a good day), grabbed something to eat as I ran out the door and was on my way. I think people wouldn't have recognized me if I had make-up on... (at least freshman year- I did get better as I got older).

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  4. That's a little crazy! You look different but you are so pretty and have such a lovely mouth (sorry, that probably is a little too weird to say) that I'm sure I would recognize you, even if I hadn't really known you well before.

    I had the opposite experience at Ricks where I did early morning janitorial work. Every day I pretty much just got up, washed my face and ran down to the library for work. One morning I had to go straight to class afterward and my co-workers recognized me but couldn't stop staring at me (can that really be LISA?) :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, that didn't make sense at all. So I was like you with the make up and hair etc. EXCEPT for when I went to work at 4am. So the one time I got ready for the day before work people thought I looked so different. That's what I was trying to say.

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  6. Awesome story! Love it!

    There are some people who look close to the same no matter what they do--and then there are those who DON'T. I, too, fall into the latter category. I've had people totally freaked out when they seem me sans make-up because I have such blond lashes that my eyes disappear w/out it.

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  7. You have a gorgeous smile. In both pics. =]

    I think that would happen to me if more people saw in IN makeup. ;)

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  8. I remember this! Love this story.

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  9. Ummmmmmm, I remember this day, and I still think you are just as beautiful without makeup than with, and with a ball cap than without! You are just plain beautiful!

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  10. Oh how funny! The only time someone even notices anything different about me is if I don't do my hair. Which is becoming more and more frequent.

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  11. oh that is wonderful! ditto on the lipstick! You can always hide the hair under the cap and cover the eyes with sun glasses but the lips...ahhhh they tell all if you are actually a lady! hehehehe even a bit of a gloss.... and whaaa laaa perfection! (almost lol)

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  12. I agree with your Mom! You are gorgeous both ways. Hank likes me sans makeup, but I KNOW i look so much better with. Actually, I think everyone does.

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  13. Alright. When were you there? Are you on "The Redeemer" recording? Because I am. And I think we did a Christmas recording that year, too. Might we possibly have even had theory classes together? Who is older, you or me?

    I always loved it when Dr. Wilberg conducted, and his arrangements were the best. That's the best thing he's done for the MTB, as far as I'm concerned. And Dr. Staheli was so ambiguous with his downbeat that I found it really hard to follow him. I know that singers know what you want from them when you mutter incantations and wave your hands around like Merlin, Dr. Staheli, but, really, all we need is an occasional downbeat. Gossamer threads of sound don't make a whole lot of sense unless they jive with the notes on my page.

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  14. Toothpaste commercial smile. Gorgeous face. You know, on one of your baseball cap days you still totally beat me in the looks dept. Even on one of my best days ever. No kidding.

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  15. I remember this post! Hilarious! I'm more and still the baseball, ponytail, shirt and jeans girl. :-)

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  16. O.K. First off you had good reason to be vain, you were and are seriously pretty! Second, Who the heck is that girl wearing the multicolored sweatshirt and glasses in that picture? Is that one of the girls you went on your mission with? ;-)

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  17. You're still adorable in your glasses. Cute story! This reminds me of a time a lady came into the office where I worked when I was looking my "office work best" and came in a week later after my hair had been frizzed by a bad perm and I was in my glasses (I always lost a contact when I got a perm--always!) and she insisted I was NOT the same person she spoke to last week. She was totally freaked. Cuz I looked freaky, not adorable and intellectual like you.

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  18. my one vital piece of makeup LIPSTICK! yep, gotta have it...

    I seriously cannot believe people were so rude... couldn't they be a little more subtle? I don't think you look that different other than the lipstick. it's the lipstick :) and maybe the hat :)

    either way you are GORGEOUS for sure!

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  19. I am SOOO the same way! I look sick/exhausted without lipstick. And it can't be nude. (What is it with nude lips these days? Can anyone besides Kim Kardashian really pull that off?) And with blonde eyelashes and red, blotchy skin, I am nigh unto unrecognizable without makeup.

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  20. That is too funny! I used to never leave the house unless I was perfectly made up, either, but nowadays people recognize my rolled out of bed look as one they're familiar with.

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  21. I have the...uh...ahem...opposite problem. That I am so low-maintenance as to be barely acceptable in public most of the time, and that when I *do* take the time (who has the time?) to put more effort into hair, clothing, etc...well, nobody recognizes me *then.* Then shocked looks and unwittingly back-handed compliments ensue.

    Also, nobody cares when a guy looks different! So not fair.

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