Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ain't Misbehavin

"I don't say that we ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could."
Orson Welles

Five things that can give a hint of sauciness to your persona: (I'm too chicken for any of these. I look too well-behaved for my own good. I want some suggestions!)
  1. Let an animal print camisole peek out accidentally.
  2. Click down the tiled floor in red stilettos, wearing a mini skirt.
  3. Dip the brim of a fedora hat with confidence.
  4. Sweep into a party wearing a full-length fur coat, and survey the crowd over giant sunglasses.
  5. Do the double cheek, non-touching kiss, kiss, without feeling or looking fake or silly.
These are my feeble efforts at misbehaving:
  1. I order dessert when nobody else does.
  2. I drive my car to a meeting only one block away.
  3. I bravely tell the waiter I don't really like my main course, and he brings me another one.
  4. I go to Talbots for the 70% off sale, and head straight for the new full-price racks.
  5. I let the grandkids stay up late and have a movie fest, yet I coax them to take an afternoon nap when I'm sleepy.
I feel like I need lessons. Where are big brothers when you need them? (Mine is home with his very well-behaved wife doing good at every turn.) I am starting to miss 10-year-old boys and 15-year-old girls. There's always a little crazy misbehavin' goin' on with those folks.

Dee added a beard and suspenders when he needed to jolt himself from youthful to middle aged with a flare. He's always been a little eccentric naturally, so he's grown into his personality. I'm scared I'm stuck in the young mom phase, well past my prime. There are young people to handle those conversations!

I feel like I've become a sugar cookie without sprinkles. Still sweet, reliable and soft. Just not a standout amongst the highly decorated and frosted choices. Do you have some tips that add spice to your attitude or demeanor, that make you a babe? Or are there others you have observed enviously? I still want to be secretly well-behaved, but I need a tang in my icing, or a secret spice to enhance the basic recipe that is me. Give me some misbehavin' guidance and add a kick to my step!


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gab said...

Mom, I think you're plenty spicy!

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

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Polly said...

I think you always look so put together! I know you wouldn't ever do this, but since I was sick last year and wore the wig, I have kept them, just in case I feel like changing my look, when I go somewhere that I won't know anyone. It is actually quite fun!

Bev said...

just wear RED! there's something about it that just feels a little "spicy"!!

kenju said...

If anyone gives you good advice, pass it on. I can't be saucy anymore. I never used to have cleavage, and now that I do - it's wrinkled. Who wants to see that??!!
My legs were never great in a short skirt, and now they are riddled with spider veins. I know, maybe I'll carry a fan with me, and flirt from behind it. What do you think?