Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Dangers of Bad Lighting

I have no idea what possessed me to put my makeup on in dark this morning. Okay, technically speaking it wasn't the dark...but i couldn't be arsed to put on the light in the bathroom, thought the morning rays would suffice.

It's a miracle in itself that i actually was even half-arsed to put on makeup in the first place, besides the "foundation-mascara-lip-gloss" routine, i tend to think anything over and above that is a bit of an overkill. Nobody wants to look like they're heading out to a club at 7.15am on a Monday morning.

Just as well i took a last glance at myself before getting out of the car and heading into the office, because the blush on my cheeks was similar to the obvious round circles of blush sported by one Aunt Sally from the 80's children's show, Worzel Gumidge (anyone remember that show?).

Thankfully it was something that a few swipes of tissue paper could get rid of! At least i didn't attempt to put on mascara in the dark :-)


So i just got out of a goal-setting meeting with my performance manager, who by the way, truly rocks. Why do people insist on knowing what you will be doing or your aspirations in 5 years time? The first answer that pops to mind is, "Umm, i hope to be alive and in good healthy with all my faculities in working order."

A brief outline of where you would like to be and what you hope to be doing, that i get. Some step-by-step plan, complete with timeline and what-not, i think is kinda realistic. Most people don't know what they're doing this weekend let alone this time next year.

Do any of you have your lives mapped out for the next 10 years?


Anonymous said...

I hate questions like this one. If all had gone to plan, I would have a five year old by now. But here I am struggling with infertility and the prospect of never having my own child.

We can plan plan plan but what life throws at us is a different matter entirely.

LOL, not sure that is what your manager is looking for though hey? And I have been absolutely no help at all.


Vimbai said...

Awww Skinny, i can't even begin to think what that feels like! in the immortal words of Outkast, "You can plan a pretty picnic but you can't predict the weather."

Even when life hands us over a raw deal, i am of the school of thought that things happen for a reason and it will all sort itself out in the end.

If its any consolation, i will perform my very own, Vim-devised fertility dance just for you :-)

Monique said...

the next 10 years? I barely have the next 5 days mapped out. LOL. I hate those performance meetings. They just want to find out if you plan to bounce on them or not. And normally I do...shortly after those types of meetings.

Wazzie said...

Sod planning it lends to stronger feelings of disappointment when things dont work out. As John Lennon said "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

Vimbai said...

Monique: Whether i wanted to leave or not, the last place i would be communicating such plans would be in one of those meetings, lol.

Am curious, how many jobs have you had in the last 2 years?

Wazzie: Hear, hear! That John Lennon, he was a wise soul.

Vee said...

Memories... Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally! That was way back when ZTV was still worth watching!

Vimbai said...

Vee: Wow, TV between 3.30pm and 6pm was so much fun! With the likes of *deep breath*;

Rainbow, Smurfs, Voltron, Zone Riders, Teddy Ruxpin, Thundercats, Dungeons & Dragons, Chippendales, Babar, Gigi, Saved by the Bell, He-Man, Denver the Last Dinosaur and of course, Worzel Gumidge.

Don't believe a word I write said...

That is a frightening picture you've posted...dig the eyelashes! Last weekend, I ate lunch across the way from a woman whose make-up resembled Uncle Fester's from The Addam's Family.

Re plans for the next 10 years....not to die. Yup, that's about it.

Vimbai said...

DBAWIW: No seriously dude, Uncle Fester????? Hahaha, that's sooooo bad man, the visual in my head is killing me here. Clearly the chick in question needed a little rouge or something to lighten up her look.

I like your 10 yr plan, simple and straightforward.