Monday, July 18, 2011

date bag

a couple nights ago i was out with chris, celebrating my birthday & feeling pretty cute for a change. i may have just turned 36, but with proper makeup application & kind lighting, my face isn't so bad. you may have noticed my new picture there on the right & it's one i took of myself while we were in the car on the way out to eat. i had to get it before my makeup started to melt off or my hair had a chance to go flat or i was in the vicinity of food which would, no doubt, be spilled on my ample bosom. i've concluded that if you don't take your own picture on those days when you feel kinda pretty, then all the pictures you'll have of yourself will be stupid ones from too far away or too close up or from a down-low kid view that gets way too many of the neck rolls.

but maybe i should confess that i've just learned how to use the "re-touch" tool on picasa (free photo editing program) and i kinda did a touch up on my face in a few spots. ever since i learned how to use it, i've been removing zits, weird tooth color, neck fat, chest wrinkles, shiny face spots, my neck mole. the list of ways that i can improve myself in pictures is endless & i have great fun seeing the years, fat & ugly melt away with a few clicks in the right places.

i'm having an internal debate with myself as to whether i should post the before & the after to let you see the magic that is photo editing and re-touching. hmmm....

oh heck, now that i've admitted to doing it, of course i have to show both pictures.




saturday, chris & i left brooke with my parents overnight so that we could have whatever kind of date night we wanted & we went a bunch of different places, eating, drinking, movie watching, shopping. we had a good time & i decided after we were mostly done going & doing that i wanted to see if i could find a little pouch sort of thing to go in the new purse my sister just gave me. the only thing still open was walmart and there was one close by (aren't they always nearby? they're everywhere now.) so away we sauntered to wallie world.

i found the perfect little bag that would fit just the few little things i needed to contain, like tums, tylenol and toothpaste. i got it to the register & the young cashier girl rang it up & said, "ooo, this came up as a 'date bag', for when you go on your dates." i glanced quickly at chris and then said to her, "don't tell my husband, but i need it for when i'm going out. it's the perfect size for my lip gloss, rubbers and some fresh panties." 

that girl's mouth dropped open and she stared at me like great scandal had just been committed. it was awesome.

23 comments:

  1. That was freaking awesome!!!! Love it!!!

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  2. your rubbers! WONDERFUL! Hey, I notice next to no difference between the 2 pics. Isn't it funny that the little details we erase are so huge to us, and so not huge to everyone else.

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  3. Both pictures look great, stop being so modest! And I loved that line you laid on the cashier, exactly the kind of thing I woulda done, love seeing those reactions. Great post!

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  4. ROFL!!! that is the funniest thing to say to a cashier!

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  5. I wish I could come up with stuff like that so quickly! Fresh panties...who doesn't love them?!

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  6. I don't see a difference, your gorgeous in the first pic and gorgeous in the second pic... You are just beautiful in every way!

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  7. I would have loved to have seen her expression! Love it.

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  8. You are too funny! And great job on the photo!

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  9. Good job on the photo, sista. --- chest wrinkles?? HA I thought it was just because my boobs were too big.

    Rubbers? Psht!

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  10. First of all- you look gorgeous in both pictures so no need to even worry about that! ANNNDDD you are so stinking funny- I want to hang out with you!

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  11. Love BOTH pics.
    picasa eh? May need that one myself.
    Hey you are the same age as me :)
    Oh and ... HI!

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  12. Pictures look absolutely fantastic! I never heard of "picasa", though. I thought that's what an Italian does when he has an itchy hiney.

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  13. I think both pictures look good.
    You probably scarred that poor cashier for life, you know.

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  14. Love it! You are so funny and tell such a good story. Both photos look great.

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  15. Hey she works at Walmart.....she shouldn't have been THAT shocked.
    That was a good comback you had.
    I think the new photo of you looks GREAT!!!

    I can't seem to get my husband to take the "right" kind of shot of me.
    Like I'll say....try not to make my arms look to fat ok. Now seriously, how hard should that be??

    I am glad you and hubby had a good get away.

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  16. Nice. Walmart workers are the most gullible people in the world. You should have kept it going even longer!

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  17. I'm in awe - if only I could think of great lines like that! And your pics look equally good to me :)

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  18. fabulous! just fab-YOU-lous! love it! and fyi... the before picture is just as pretty as the after picture... just sayin'! thanks for making me smile- per norm. xo stac

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  19. Those are good pics! Don't you just love shocking cashiers?! I was cracking up this weekend at a hotel when I saw an "intimacy kit" containing rubbers lube and wipes! I laughed with my mom like a little school girl!

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don't let me be the only one doing the talking around here. spill your guts!