Thursday, June 07, 2012

It's a GIRL thing!

IF you look at the photo to the right of what I'm writing, I don't look like that at this time.  WHAT?  Nope.  I have been overcome with humidity.  HIGH humidity.  The kind you only find in the South, I hope. 

It frizzles your hair. It makes your bangs, if you have those, go awry.  It is a monster of epic proportions for a woman who cares what she looks like when she goes out.  Oh, you do look good when you go out the door.  But five minutes later, you don't.  I had forgotten how humidity used to be the bane of my existence.  It is once again as I attempt to go about here in HOT Houston.

I've become so spoiled in San Miguel.  One fixes one's hair.  One puts on one's makeup.  One dresses nicely and it stays that way...........NOT here.  Did I mention that you can go out in nicely pressed clothes and within five minutes look like you slept in them for days?  YUP, its true.

The only good thing about it as so many have said in an attempt at humor,  "It's good for your skin".  I don't think so cause it feels to me like my skin is sliding down my face along with the makeup and the hair that is falling.

Like I said, "It's a GIRL thing".  See men how lucky you are? - No hair, no makeup and who cares if your clothes are a little wrinkled.  It's a "manly" thing, right    "Fiddlesticks", I say.

6 comments:

Dan in NC said...

Babs, it is warm up here in NC, but even on our worst day, we do NOT seem to have the humidity that hangs over N'orlans or Houston. The last "3 shirt a day" weather we rn into ( and glad to be out of!) was in ' Nam, and Florida. Could be worse - you could have been in Denver today and had to put up with the hail! T.G.I. Frizzies- not freezing!
Dan in NC

Steve Cotton said...

What I don't get is the part about fixing up to go out. I thought all that meant was slipping on sandals and shorts and heading out the door.

Shannon said...

Babs, I completely understand. Even though I am likely to go out without my hair done and no makeup, I hate the humidity. And in some parts of Texas you get the swarms of tiny tiny bugs that stick to your always sweating (sorry, glowing) face as you walk through them.

Babs said...

Dan, NC does have nice weather, at least I remember my travels there a few years ago. It was lovely.

Steve, I CAN be ready in 30 minutes but not 5!

Shannon - Ugh, sticky bugs - thankfully haven't had that experience!

Carol Schwaner said...

Don't miss that part of Houston, but do miss the friends and the bay!!! Hugs!

Babs said...

Hugs back! I too miss the water, the family and friends. But tolerating the heat, humidity and traffic is not tolerable, I don't think.........