Conversation today with the receptionist at work
"Who's "we"… are you married or something?"
"Yeah, haven't you met my husband, Jesse? He's been in here a couple of times."
"That's SO weird! I just assumed you were single!"
"You always look so fashionable and have your hair done and everything. I figured you were single, otherwise, why would you try so hard? Don't married people usually let themselves go?"
"It must be a Utah thing. I'm not from here. That's a really weird compliment. Thank you… I think?"
Congratulations, pumpkin: you just made me snort out loud in my hotel room.
It is weird, but it’s totally true. And especially with Mormon wives. They tend to let themselves go once they’ve scored a man. Sad.
Well, that’s what I plan to do. Sitting at home, eating bon bons, watching Mormon soap operas. We made a list in Mia Maids, and that’s what was on it.
You be stylin, profilin! Wooo! Three snaps and an around the world!
For me it wasn’t marriage that made me slack, it was kids. At least I can admit it, right?
I thought that might be another reason why I don’t “seem” married. I’m not always talking about my kids being sick or whatever it is you parents talk about.
That, and all the sleeping around I do at the office.
I let myself go before I got married, what does that mean?
I think I’m in the same boat as Kristi — what DOES this mean?
LOL…if you think about it, that kind of IS a utah thing…
I think there might be another reason why Utah women stop doing their hair and makeup. My husby said he preferred me without makeup, so I rarely wear it now. A friend said her husband liked two kinds of makeup: unnoticeable and rock star.
Just for that some friends and I went out and bought some rock star makeup at Victoria’s Secret. My hubby didn’t even notice mine till I showed him my eyelids up close and he said, “well, they’re kind of sparkly.”
I don’t think Jesse would care either way, really. He just likes it when I’m happy. And when I feel like I look nice, I feel better about myself. And that makes me more pleasant to be around.