Yesterday, at 6 PM, I realized that I had spent most of the day lying around on my couch in my boxer shorts and tank top. I hadn't showered. My hair looked like this:
And when I thought to myself, "Well, this is just pathetic. I really should get motivated and do something," I couldn't think of a single thing I actually wanted to do. And so I just stayed right where I was, half watching baseball, half watching season one of Heroes, and eating grapes to stay alive.
I'm normally the up-and-at-em type, up before 7 to get some kind of exercise in for the day. But yesterday was just not one of those days. I blame the humidity.
I feel like "Ugly Days" are necessary in order to keep us grounded as people. We have to be reminded sometimes that being a human is kind of a high maintenance experience. Because, let's face it, it is. My hair doesn't just do itself. I have to wash it, condition it, organize it, diffuse it, straighten it, comb it, tease it, and sometimes shave it all off and start over. And when it's humid outside, like it was yesterday, these steps become 600 times more difficult.
And that's just the top of my head. Let's not forget that my face also needs to be washed, moisturized, plucked, powdered, and pampered every single morning. As for the rest of my body, there is shaving...SHAVING. And moisturizing. And sun block application. And painting my toenails so that people don't see how gross my feet really are.
Apart from the things my whiny-assed body needs, let's not even get started on the necessity of keeping my clothes and apartment clean. It's a lot of work, man.
There's vacuuming, dusting, washing of dishes, scrubbing of my kitchen floor, which for some dumb reason is white wood. (Who puts a white floor in a kitchen? A sadist, that's who.) Laundry has to be hauled out, washed, dried, and carried all the way back upstairs. THEN, you have to put it all away.
In short, being alive is hard work. Therefore, I feel like it's okay to take a day off and just not do anything important. Your hair can look like this:
And you can sit around with your feet up watching TV all day. Why? Because living is hard enough work without having to slave over a hot vacuum cleaner too.