Monday, October 18, 2010

Slip Away

October 18, 2010

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Arena Hall on Tabor Road
Brazos County Administration Building
College Station Utilities Meeting and Training Facility
Galilee Baptist Church
MSC, Room 146

Oct. 18 - 22 (Monday - Friday)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oct. 23 (Saturday)
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Oct. 24 (Sunday)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Oct. 25 - 29 (Monday - Friday)
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Believe me, it departed faster than it arrived.

Last Sunday, I had someone selecting my outfit for me. The wardrobe specialist held up my jacket in front of the camera and jiggled it around to make sure it wouldn't "dance" even if I sat still. We went through three or four choices about blouses, trying for the exact right effect. Rae spent forty-five minutes fussing over my make-up and hair, giving me "casual eyes" and really smooth skin.

The ad started its one-week run on Wednesday.

But nothing lasts forever. Saturday found me cut loose and on my own. Nobody to choose my clothes or even care. Instead of a private dressing room near the sound stage at the recording studio, I found myself changing from shorts, flats, and my coaching shirt into cocktail party attire in a one-seater bathroom at a nursery in Navasota (thanks, Denise, for dropping me off on the way back from the game, so Walter could pick me up on the way to Austin). I touched up my make up and smeared on some lipstick using the side-view mirror of the van in a parking garage under the downtown Courtyard Marriott, before striding confidently (?) into the Texas Book Festival reception in the penthouse of the Four Seasons with ALL the beautiful people in Austin. If I had had a dresser, I know I would have worn black (everyone else did) instead of fall colors.

I think the ad is still running, but my head is no longer swollen. A necessity, because imagine how big I would look if "objects in mirror are closer than they appear?"

1 comment:

  1. So are you going to post this ad with "casual eyes" and "really smooth skin" anywhere?

    Sounds like you've had a busy life lately!