Happygrrls' Prep Time:
Clocking the impossible...
5:30 - Friend calls from work. Did I want to go for drinks? Hell yeah. Will be getting off work at around 10:00 PM. We make plans to meet.
6:30 - Cook dinner (yes, I do cook once in a while). Plan to be ready by 9:30 PM. That gives me 1 ½ hours to get ready if I start at 8:00 PM. More than enough time.
7:15 - Get on the computer. Play Age of Empires II. Stare at the wall for a while. Still have to grab something to eat before I leave. Eh, plenty of time left.
7:50 - Still playing Age of Empires II. Know I should eat, but can't tear myself away. I'm winning, but I guess that's to be expected when you cheat.
8:04 - D'oh. Should really get off this game.
8:07 - The new Nas/Murder Inc. song is on. Must listen while I stare at the wall.
8:15 - Song is over. Eh, not that great. Has it already been six minutes? Get my butt off the computer to grab something to eat.
8:36 - Finished eating. Got caught up on an old episode of "Friends," the one where Joey tells Ross and Rachel to move in together, and feel very bad for Joey. "Scrubs" is on and it's an episode I haven't seen. Decide to have a cigarette. Will pick out my clothes to save some time.
8:39 - Picked out clothes but haven't finished the cigarette. Hey, I notice that I don't own any gray t-shirts. Must "borrow" one from a friend.
8:44 - Run to the shower.
9:13 - Emerge from the bathroom so fresh and so clean. Also so running late. At least friend hasn't called yet.
9:15 - Apply face cream and get dressed. Stare at the wall some more.
9:23 - Get out of staring-at-wall trance. Finished getting dressed. Ooh, my brother left the computer on. Check e-mail.
9:30 - Friend calls. We're meeting at 10:15 p.m. Takes me about ½ an hour to get to destination. So must leave at 9:45 p.m. or so. Start putting on make-up. New LL Cool J song is on, produced by the Neptunes. Eh, not that great.
9:31 - N.O.R.E.'s "Nothing" is on. Must dance around my room and pretend I'm in a rap video.
9:34 - Finished dancing and make-up. Ha! to all those haters that think it takes forever to put make-up on. Applied eyeliner, eye shadow, and mascara in three minutes. Brush and blow-dry hair. Hair is a tangled mess that won't be tamed.
9:46 - Finished hair. Put finishing touches on make-up. Curl eyelashes and apply lipstick. You are a vixen! I tell myself, obviously lying. Stare sadly at the wall.
9:52 - Grab purse and double-check for wallet. Spritz on some perfume. Put on shoes. Leave the house.
9:57 - Lied about leaving the house. Write down friend's cell number for a just-in-case precaution. Make sure I have house keys. Finally leave the house.
The Next Day...
7:00 - Alarm goes off. Press SNOOZE.
7:05 - Brother tries to wake me up, but efforts are in vain.
7:30 - Alarm goes off again. Press SNOOZE a million times.
8:03 - D'oh! Have to be at office for 9:00 a.m. The commute takes at least half an hour. Realize that three hours of sleep is not beauty sleep. Curse Smirnoff Ice. Light a cigarette and wonder if I can make it on time.
8:05 - Decide to get dressed. Throw on what I was wearing the night before.
8:09 - Finish cigarette and dressing. Run to bathroom.
8:17 - No time to do hair. Put on some make-up to brighten my tired eyes. Skip the mascara today.
8:19 - Brush hair, and in attempt to hide bed-head, pull it back.
8:22 - Grab purse and start throwing things in. Double-check for wallet and keys. Head is killing me and I'm out of Tylenol. Ponder staring at wall, but no time today. Wonder if I can grab some coffee, or a nap, on the way.
8:28 - Put shoes on and spritz on some perfume. Am definitely not a vixen today.
8:30 - Run out of the house like a madwoman.
Is Christine High-Maintenance?
Most of the time, but not when she's hung over.
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