I get to do a lot of different things in my job as an independent market evaluator. Today was one of my favorites; I got to shop in a very upscale boutique where some of the items can cost as much as a house payment. In real life I'm nowhere close to being able to afford the merchandise in the store, but I can act a role well. The most important thing is to look the part. I don't want to stand out by being flamboyant or showy. Instead, I try to go for an old money, don't-need-to-look-wealthy look.
Yesterday I scrubbed the garden dirt out from under my fingernails, filed them into shape, did some cuticle maintenance, and removed and replaced the peeled polish. This morning I spent extra time fixing my hair and doing my makeup. Cleaned up from top to bottom, I got in my car and drove to the store, where I had a great time looking at all the things I wouldn't be buying.
Five years ago today: Adventures In Cooking