Blog Revisited: Getting Dolled

So once in a while I will be taking a stroll down memory lane and post a blog entry from years ago. My blog has gone through many makeovers including titles so a lot of this might be new to you dear reader. Take a look at this one:

Get Dolled Up…For the Store

So from time to time I will blog about the rules I wrote about in my novel, The Mission. Most of the rules are things I’ve heard from family, friends, TV or books and I decided to write a novel about a fictional try at following these popular “suggestions”. Some of these rules I have actually tried. Others I am conflicted about.

For instance:

Rule #3: Men can be found almost anywhere; you never know who’s out there so always look your best, even when taking out the garbage!

I met my first date since the “mission” began at the grocery store that Monday evening. Per the rules, I had to make an effort to look good wherever I went, so I dressed up for my weekly grocery shopping. Tight jeans, heels, hair down, makeup fresh. I spent less time getting ready for work.

Personally, this has been my hardship. I am one who will go to the grocery store right after a workout. Sweaty, frizzy haired. Guys still flirt because I have nice gym clothes on (hey, it’s half the battle of getting me out the door to workout) and they appreciate someone who works out. I actually feel good and therefore am exuding positive energy. The only negative is that I have my earphones in. If I’m jogging/walking from my house to the store I have to have my music and I carry that into the store. The side effect is that it cuts me off from communicating with those around me.

On the flip side, when I’m out wearing some heels, (click to read more)

 

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