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    Not Looking Your Best
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  • Published: Oct 19th, 2007

For those of you who have seen the “Squawker Reunion” video where I ask these five fabulous romance authors if they’ve ever run out of the house not looking their best and run into someone – well the joke is on me, and I’m not laughing.

I’ve had a terrible cold all week.  The kind where your eyes are bloodshot, your nose is running and basically there are things spilling out of your face that are better left not seen.   Just because I’m sick doesn’t mean I get a day off.  So I trudge into the office this morning and I’m dressed like a dead animal that’s been forgotten on the side of the road oh so many months ago.  Really, no make-up, hair a bit straggely, jeans, sneakers a sweater.  I’m looking definitely bedraggled.  Then a call comes into the office at about 2:00pm and I have a meeting to attend at 4pm.  Well there’s no way in hell, I have a chance to change, and my make-up bag is 15 miles away.  So, I suck in it, go to the meeting, and I’m sitting there with about 6 women (all who should have been carded because I could assuredly have given birth to each and every one of them ).  Each young thing was more perky than the next.  I mean where do they get these completions from?  Anyway, I had to suck it in – and go with attitude.  Because as Marisa can tell you – my mantra is, if you bedazzle them with attitude they won’t notice the rest.  So for 56 minutes and 20 seconds, I was a 200 watt bulb, bedazzling and befuddling everyone with attitude.  I think it might have worked.  Time will tell.

Okay – so give ladies – ever get caught having to see someone when you absolutely did not look your best?

3 Responses to “Not Looking Your Best”

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  1. AndreaW
    on Oct 19th, 2007
    @ 6:43 am

    Yes! My experience was while I was at work a few weeks after I had my son (so I was still carrying some baby pounds on me). Who walks in but my ex-boyfriend and his fiancee. Oy! If only they’d walked in a couple months later….

  2. Marisa
    on Oct 19th, 2007
    @ 8:33 am

    Maria, you know that ALWAYS happens to me. What do I do? I tell them they’re mistaken and I’m not Marisa but Maria. Oh, yes I do.

  3. Maria
    on Oct 19th, 2007
    @ 8:37 am

    Well Marisa – that explains the strange looks I’ve been getting lately.

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