Friday, March 6, 2009

Birthday Barbie

I was going to start with the fun (last weekend) and move to the gross....but heck.... Let's get into the gross right away.....

I've been a "little" self-conscious about my arms lately. It all started when I went to get a haircut (note: first one in ~8 months), and sitting there in those bright lights with all those girly girls around me, staring at my face that is starting to look awfully tired and puffy......my eyes were magnetically drawn to my hands.....and what was bulging out of them- beautiful, healthy, blood-popping veins. Now to anyone with a needle affinity, my veins would appear like a wet dream (sorry, but true). And even though I adore being healthy, strong and fitter than almost everyone I am around in day-to-day life, there is a part of me that still just wants to feel...girly.
Over the past year or two, I've made a policy out of polishing my toenails to aid in my feeling like a chick-not-dude. Sometimes purple.....sometimes pink or red....I'm getting bored so stripes might be in my near future. The point is, at least I can have a moment or two of feeling lady-like, even if it's just in the shower looking down at my feet.
I've tried to make getting a haircut priority as well, but that can be costly, and somehow my grad school career and bicycle racing addiction leave little room for a spendy fru-fru hairdo. Plus it always gets messed up under my helmet anyway.

I guess I'll make this my "Happy 50th, Barbie" post (you old skank, you). Even though all I did with you when I was a kid was take your clothes off and play, uhhh,....house,.... yeah house........
well, you still got into my tomboy head and, in my weaker moments, remind me that I am just not everything I could possibly be.

I'm off to ride my bike this afternoon. It's kind of cloudy today in Tucson, but warm nonetheless (I'm just wearing short chamios and a short-sleeve jersey.....maybe a vest), and there is supposed to be a roadie time trial going on just west of town. I'd love to check that out and maybe catch some barfing off the side of the road into the cholla. :)

5 comments:

Jason Hilimire said...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VGGs5iRz354/SVEUwTkL7RI/AAAAAAAAAMk/opRhkyH5M2o/s1600-h/fatguyinspandex-1-01.jpg

Hey, take it stride ;) you could look like the guy in the link above in your spandex! besides fit girls are yummy!

Wicki said...

You really know how to cheer a girl up :) Thanks, I don't look ANYTHING like that guy, you are right :D

Namrita O'Dea said...

HA. I can sympathize...I just sucked it up and got my hair cut today...for the first time in SIX months. It's not cheap in ATL..especially on the grad student/racer budget! :)

The Ghost of Jerry Reed said...

"Let's get into the gross right away"... best introduction to a post I've ever seen (since last week) :)

Sarah K said...

Ohmygod - totally. So with you :)