Saturday, October 18, 2014

An American Girl (Kinda)

I'm pretty low maintenance.  I do not fit the mold of the American girl, as far as grooming habits go.  Or activities.  There are just some girly things that I've never committed to.  Most of the time I'm okay with it.  It's usually a cost issue (because dang it is expensive to be a girl.)  Some of the time I feel left out, not being able to identify with the society I live in.  But honestly, even in the feeling lonely times I just don't see myself ever jumping on board with these.

Curling my eyelashes.  I think I've only done this once, maybe for a play I was in at the time.  Those eyelash curlers really freak me out.  The other day I saw a lady driving down the road while curling her eyelashes. I'm sorry, but that is just not safe, holding up a crazy metal contraption that looks like a torture device up to your eye while barreling down the road at 50 miles and hour.

Skinny jeans and boots.  This is mostly a cost thing.  But since I've never really dressed in style, I can't see myself participating in this one.  Oh, I love the look.  But by the time I save the money to get the appropriate outfit I'm sure I'll be about two years too late.

Highlighting my hair.  This is a cost thing once again.  My blonde hair has lost it's youthful lightness, but I'm not at a time in my life where we can afford the upkeep on highlighted hair.  Maybe someday.  And confession: sometimes I do spend many minutes in front of the boxes of hair dye at the store, dreaming of what it would be like to go dark or red (the upkeep and my blonde eyebrows always give the deciding vote against buying any.)

Lipstick.  Or lip gloss. It's the small children that prevent me from lip gloss.  I don't want it to smear all over their cheeks when I kiss them all day!  So Chapstick it is.

Wine.  It seems to be a mommy rite of passage to have a glass of wine at the end of the day, or to have girls night out involving wine.  But I just don't like it.  In the words of Sheldon Cooper, "Mmmm!  Grape juice that burns!"  Plus, it seems like it would cost quite a bit of money to "acquire" the taste, so no wine for me.

Women's conferences.  I generally stay away from any conference of any kind, because I really dislike crowds.  But women's conferences have the extra level of crying and all that, and that's just not me.  I don't want to go cry with a bunch of ladies, especially ladies I don't know.  I'll catch the info on a podcast, thank you very much.

Hmm.  I really could go on for 31 days about this.

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  1. You'd be way surprised how many in-style clothing, including boots and skinny jeans:), I find thrifting. I would say that easily 80% of my cloths are thrifted finds and I love it! Just saying that style doesn't have to be expensive....Just have to do a little browsing :)

    1. So funny that you mention thrift stores! I ventured into one yesterday and scored a skirt for $3.00. And I saw a couple pairs of boots, but couldn't decide if the wear on them was worth the $6 or $7. If I applied myself I think I could really get into thrifting. :)

  2. You are more of an American girl than you give yourself credit for. An American girl is one who generally skips all of the above. She's just natural and wholesome -- no fake frills or faux anything. :D