Check It Out!

A recent study showed that women often checked out other women. Not the way men check out women, though.

This more of a “fashion” checkout.

And I’m sure we all receive compliments a bit better than these ladies, right?

How many of you were felt more complimented when another woman said one of the following things to you:

“You really look nice, where did you get that outfit?”

“Those shoes are SOOO stylish!”

“I love your hair, where do you get it done?”

Yes, Meg can see you all raising you hands! Yes, yes, yes!

It’s not like guys really know fashion, right? I mean sure, there are the a few that know a thing or two, and they are mostly gay waiter’s, which to Meg is the one of the highest compliments on the planet!

Meg could get up with bedhead, be sans makeup, and her husband would not even notice. In fact, he would totally ask her if she were ready to go out. HELLO honey, do you see a hint of eyeliner framing my eye or lip gloss glistening on my lips? Do you expect me to leave the house like this, unless I’m walking Jack?

Meg does not hesitate to ask people where they get their outfits. She likes nothing better than an unusual coat, a interesting scarf, or a fabulous pair of boots. Oh, and let’s not forget a great purse, which P.S. was a recent birthday gift:

FYI, purple is the new black, ladies.

This is not to say Meg has not had her fashion tragedies. In perusing an old photo album, Meg came upon this photo, which she is graciously sharing:

Did you know Meg was once so tall she towered over an entire mountain town?

Meg wishes someone told her about perms (well, for that matter an entire generation of 80’s women) and should someone not have banned the Flashdance like attire? Curse you Jennifer Beals, for even introducing that look!

Luckily, as Meg has matured, she has avoided many pitfalls on the fashion highway. She avoids things that are too trendy, does not wear anything metallic, and always finds a good tailor to adjust hems and take a tuck here and there.

And Meg can guarantee you one hundred percent, you won’t catch her looking like a Glamour fashion don’t ever again:

Where Meg Shows Her Christmas Spirit.

Or should she say “spirits”?

Meg needed a couple of spirits (aka, vodka and soda) after acting as a Christmas angel this week. Let’s just say her wings are intact, as well as her spunk. Did I just say that? Please see what Lou Grant has to say about spunk right here:

The Return of Lou Grant from Mary Has Spunk on Vimeo.

In an effort to bond and become involved with her community, Meg volunteered to head up a gift drive for a group home of teenagers. Meg always felt teenagers got the short stick at Christmas. I mean, who doesn’t want to cruise down the Fisher-Price aisle at Target and buy a Weeble farm for an infant? What could be easier?

But who wants to shop for teenagers, right? I mean what a pain in the neck! You may as well shop on the Island of Misfit Toys!

I want Juicy Couture sweatpants with a magenta font across my ass.

I’d like some Nike sneakers, but not the regular kind. The kind with camouflage and some glitter sprinkled in.

Sigh. Well, OK we can figure this out and find it.

Or how about this:

I’d like some Ninja throwing knives. And an umbrella that hides a knife.

I’d like a replica assault rifle, as well as a pistol, and oh, the matching dueling pistols too. All come with regulation BB ammunition.

And the stuff looks like this:

Well, Meg decided to send an email to the group home, gently suggesting there might be some liability should we fulfill these requests, and could we please guide the children to some more appropriate gift choices?

They concurred with Meg’s assessment, and the planets aligned again. Meg has noticed that guns, real honest to God guns, are often bestowed upon teenage boys in this part of the country, and apparently you can take a stroll IN THE WOODS AROUND THE CORNER OF YOUR HOUSE with said weapon. Not a problem.

Meg feels it’s a parents right to choose the things they buy for their kids, but they should judiciously teach gun safety, show every precaution in storing a gun, and provide safety classes. And not let their kids roam around the neighborhood in a hoodie with their Christmas gift.

That being said, Meg has enough spunk to say she’s rather not be in someone’s home with has a loaded weapon not locked up.

I think Mary and Lou Grant would agree on that one.