I get up today and decide it's a day to look more smashing than normal so I select my smartest black wrap dress, faux fishnet leggings and patent leather shoes. It's a good hair day and make up day and I'm feeling sassy and chic or at least as sassy and chic as I can possibly get. It's a Moxy* 10 day.
So a co-worker asks me and another female colleague to interview his daughter who is a senior in high school to help prep her for he college interviews forthcoming.
This young woman is smart, articulate, charming, lovely, and the list goes on. She has strawberry blonde hair--like a princess. She talks at length about her debate club and her variety of topics, her goals for college entrance, her goals for graduate school, her dream to work in genetics and try and cure diseases while babies are still in utero. At one point, I think I slobbered on myself so absorbed in the conversation. She goes on to discuss how she shuns alcohol and drugs because she is solely focused on her studies right now. She is 17 years old.
Me: "Are you shopping for your prom dress yet?"
Yeah, that's about the smartest question I could come up with in her glory.
So me and my colleague leave this little chit-chat afterward and it goes something like this.
Me: "Well, not sure where I went wrong in life as I didn't have a clue about my future and still don't most days. Clearly, I need to work on my parenting skills if I'm ever going to have a kid like that."
Colleague: "Yeah, guess I'll go do some PR now."
Me: "I think the next thing on my list today is to approve my head shot. Does the photgrapher photo shop?"
Colleague: "Yep, any way you want."
My moxy now? About a three.
*Author's Note: I wasn't sure I was spelling Moxy right, so I looked it up on Dictionary.com (not there) so then I went to urbandictionary.com and here is a cut/paste which made me roar with laughter.
A word that would be better suited to being on the 'oldtimey-dictionary.com' website. If you are told that you have moxy it means one of three things:
1.) What the Hollywood world today calls 'it.'
2.) You have an great amount of courage or bravery to do what you want do to.
3.) You have Herpes (which was originally called Moxygoshthisitchesherpes but was shortened to just Herpes in the mid-60's)
1.) You, my good boy, have moxy and with your dancing monkies you will soon be the toast of Vaudville!!
2.) Barnabus must have a great deal of moxy to just whip it out in front of his girlfriends parents like that.
3.) Sheryl is disgusting...I think she gave me moxy.