I’m no different from anyone else in their midlife stage. Most days I think I’m a teenager trapped in a horrifying costume of a middle-aged woman. Totally uncool! Perhaps it’s some sort of Freaky Friday hijinks in order for me to write myself an excuse for gym class. I’m always surprised no one has caught onto this ruse. Then I catch a glimpse of myself in a reflection on a window. Sigh…back to reality.
Update: Since writing the previous paragraph, I now realize that simply AVOIDING windows will relieve me of this unwelcome disappointment. It’s much cheaper than plastic surgery and a lot less painful. And no leaking implants to remove down the road.
Update Update: I’ve recently learned that I have to avoid ALL reflective surfaces. Yes, this means you toaster. On the plus side, I’m now seeing the benefits of a “goth” lifestyle since vampires also tend to avoid anything that could reflect their image. Or mirrors, at least. I’m not sure if they’d show up on a toaster. I’ll have to get back to you on this.
Updated Update Update: I think I need to “come clean” here. I was voted “Most New Wave” in my senior high school yearbook. I’m not sure where this tidbit fits in with the previous paragraphs, but I knew this fact might help you better understand my expectations of what makes a hairstyle “good.” Since 1987, I continue my search for the modern-day hairstylist who “gets” this serious expectation of mine. Yup….this tidbit has absolutely nothing to do with the previous three paragraphs.