Getting Ready - Then and Now

While getting ready to pick up David at the airport yesterday, I realized my pre-date primping routine has changed somewhat.

Years ago:
  • Shower
  • Shave
  • Tweeze brows
  • Spend 30 minutes figuring out what to wear
  • Comb out towel-dried hair
  • Blow dry hair if being picked up - dry it in the car w/ windows down if meeting somewhere
  • Apply mascara
Now:
  • Shower
  • Exfoliate
  • Shave
  • Spend 30 minutes checking/tweezing mustache growth, tweezing stray eyebrow hairs, trimming stray nose hairs, plucking unsightly grey hair
  • Apply high-powered SPF
  • Carefully apply tinted moisturizer
  • Apply Burt's cover up to unsightly spots if necessary
  • Spend 5 minutes figuring out what to wear
  • Comb out towel-dried hair
  • Apply hair-thickening serum
  • Blow dry hair to maximize product effect
  • Apply de-frizzy serum as necessary to minimize fly-aways
  • Apply mascara
I can only imagine that in another 10 years I'll be back to the short list, because by that point, really, who am I kidding?