I went to a Deepavali open house last week.
Usually I'm quite lazy when it comes to make-up.
But I was going with my friend who is QUEEN of make up.
So figured I'd make an effort.
I put on extra thick eyeliner.
But it's just a simple open house, so no need for all the other drama-drama make-up.
Arrived at my friends house & lay in bed while she got ready (it was far too early to be awake on a public holiday…).
Friend: So…are you gonna wear make-up?
Me: I am wearing make up.
She turned and squinted at me.
Friend: Come on la, eyeliner is not make up!!
A week before that I was at a wedding.
2 days before the event I suddenly realised I was alone.
Me: Hey - do you have a date?? Can I be your date??
Friend: I do have a date - but it's ok, I'll make him the third wheel for you!
Ok, I accept.
And ooh, who is your date, we have not talked for too long?!
I asked her this question two days later when aforementioned guy disappeared to get drinks for us.
Friend: [dreamily] Aw…
Me: So. How did you meet??
Friend: Volunteering at the soup kitchen.
*collapses face down on the table.
Friend: …I know, right?
Good looking AND cares about homeless people? Sigh…
New plan of action.
And the soup kitchen.
...Even as I write that, I realise this plan could go horribly wrong.
But I'm going to ignore that possibility for now.