Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Being a B*tch is like a fine wine...

Happy Wednesday all,

{SMILE: It's the middle of the week}

Besides feelin' pretty happy with myself for not being embarrassed at all about writing about my past life as a bedwetter in my last post, this has been about the most standard week I could have ever envisioned: work, gym, sleep- repeat.

Except one thing.

I was at New Season's grocery store today waiting to get my lunch when this older, older woman walks by me with huge bug-eyed sunglasses, a hat.... and from what I could see beneath her ginormous shades was basically a completely peeled off layer of skin

Sister looked like she had been at home in bed for the last 3 weeks healing and just decided to allow herself the humiliation of a quick jaunt to the grocery store.

When I saw her, I didn't think much of it and to be honest; It mainly just got me excited for Sex & the City this week because this lady looked like Samantha at Carrie's book launch party.

{Add 20 years and you basically have the lady from the grocery store}

Anyway, she walked by me and I really had lost interest anyway/didn't think much of it and thus I fiddled with my phone while I waited for my sandwich. A couple minutes later, the sandwich maker yelled out "Kayla" which sounds like "Caitlin" and prompted me to lift my starving head to see if it was my name. Right as I look up, RedFace is walking by and I glanced at her and then looked back down on my phone while I waited more.

A couple minutes later I feel a tapping on my shoulder - I turn to see Redface right there sans layer of skin and adorned with huge sunglasses... staring at me.

"It's the lazer treatments on my face."

"Oh, what?" - Me

Redface continued: "Were you looking at my face? You were looking at my face. It's the lazer treatments. You know the lazer treatments?"

I don't know what the lazer treatments are and I don't know that I cared (certain she was projecting her own insecurity into that question) but I looked at this lady who stood 5-inches from my face: She was probably pushing 70-years-old and still getting beauty treatments; still dressed to the nines; wearing huge sunglasses and furthermore, confronting another girl and standing up for herself when she thought someone was giving her a bad look and basically being a huge b*tch.

I think she might have been my hero.

{Meow- lady still had "it"}

I simply told her that I was just waiting for my sandwich and didn't mean to give her any such look. As she acknowledged my comment and walked away, head held high for her own reasons I assume- I realized that some people always are going to be who they are going to be. As Redface clearly showed me: you can take the girl outta her 20s but you can't take the 20s outta the gal.

But while I'm in my 20s... I may as well enjoy them as I've been doin' lately:

{All images taken within the last month- white BCBG Halter/tie-back top from Nordstrom Rack that I'm wearing above is one of my favorite summer shirts. }

I'm off to a baseball game tonight after work with my old boss/co-workers from an old job and I'm pretty excited about enjoying the summer hobby with old friends-

I hope life treats you beautifully today!

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22 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

That's a hilarious story about the redface lady!!! Although, I think you handled it more gracefully than I would have. I can't believe she confronted you! Bless her heart, she was prob so embarrassed. In any case, amazing--haha.

Rasha said...

Crazy, Idk what I would of said to her! Looks like having fun in your 20's!!!

Annachiara said...

You're blog is adorable!!! I loove it *_* Kisses* and thanks for your lovely comment!!!

Kinsey Michaels said...

Interesting story, I'm really surprised she confronted you too!! Super cute pics at the end, I heart the one with all the martinis :)

Audrey Allure said...

Haha I had a similar thing happen to me, except I didn't even notice the lady - I was just watching in that direction, and she came up to me & she was a lot bitchier than that lady who approached you. haha

Gia said...

Ohh dear, hope you're doing great, you look so pretty, the same beautiful smile while having fun...
I had time for nothing these last weeks, one more and I scream for vacation:)

Kisses and hugs

Panty Buns said...

You left something out of the "work, gym, sleep - repeat" and grocery store encounter. Somewhere, somehow, you have found the time to read other people's blogs, comment on both of my Blogspot blog's posts (thank you!), and write regular, fantastic blog posts yourself. Are you sure you're not blogging in your sleep? How do you find the time? i loved the bedwetter post, your comments on my male panty modeling, and think you would be a superstar even if you hadn't gotten over it. About the red faced woman: i had read some pamphlets on different laser treatments for acne, hair removal, and laser resurfacing. i was told the laser resurfacing was very painful (so i immediately thought about getting it on my bottom even though i don't need it) and that one has to be careful to avoid it getting infected. Redface had probably experienced people staring at her earlier. i love that you said "I think she might have been my hero". i too think it is wonderful when women have that attitude/. i'm sure when you are decades out of your 20s the 20s will still be in you. You look beautiful in your BCBG Halter/tie-back top from Nordstrom Rack. i hope life treats you beautifully today (and every day) too.

bananas. said...

HAAAA!!! that is a riot! she's one sassy bitch and you know what...i love it! i would've smiled the rest of the day after that.

hope you had fun watching baseball!

littlemissjuicy said...

What a brilliant story! :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Eeek that ep of SATC with Samantha's face freaked me out- I can't believe you saw this in person.

Enjoy the game!

Erika said...

You are far better at handling situations like this than I am. If she had approached me I would have either started crying or laughing. Crying because I get upset when people confront me; laughing because I always laugh at the worst possible times. :P

You look gorgeous in these pictures - your eyes always look so sparkly and pretty! I hope you had a good time at the baseball game last night!! :)

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Ha, I loved the Redface story!! Must admit I couldn't figure out why you'd devote so much to the lady when I just started reading the post, but I just love your conclusion - "you can take the girl outta her 20s but you can't take the 20s outta the gal", this is so very true!!!

Have fun tonight!!!

P.S. Nope, I'm not from the UK... I am originally from Russia :) And still live and work here!

mirmirfosho said...

hahah omg! all sorts of hilar. i feel like i would have said something nasty, then felt bad afterwards, so you go girl. i don't know nothin bout no lasers, but go on with your bad self grams!

katecreate said...

Great photographs! It looks like everyone had fun!

OceanDreams said...

Glad you took the Redface comments with a grain of salt and took it as classic sassiness, that was sweet of you to think of her that way, lol! Glad you are enjoying those twenties, I too am trying to do the same! Those drinks look great. :)

Krista said...

I can tell you're going to be a lady in your 70's that still has it because of the way you're holding your pinkie out while holding your drink!! Too cute!

Miss*Kimmy said...

WOW, that's a pretty weird story!! She was obviously super worried about people looking at her! Glad you didn't take offense though. The pics of you and your friends make me look forward to the weekend. Drinks look great =)

Closet full of hopes and dreams said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! I love the story about Redface! It is so easy sometimes to dismiss old ladies and think they have no life and just sit at home knitting. But you are right age is just a number and no matter how your body ages you will always be you. We are all gonna be wrinkled old ladies one day. But maybe not all of us will get lazer :) I feel sorry for her poor skin! :(

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Caitlin, I love your pictures!! :)

And I think it will be much much better if that old lady sheds it and behaves like an old lady because that looks better. To try to be in one's skin is the best one can do! :)

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Rhiannon Nicole said...

Hahaha oh my gosh this woman sounds like a nut! But I can just picture this whole situation going down and it puts a big ol’ smile on my face : ) What a gal!! Cute pics too gorgeous, XO

Kristin said...

Poor Redface. At least you were sweet to her. HA!