When You Know that You Have to Go Out Later the Day..

Hong Kong
January 28, 2008 10:27pm CST
Do you get yourself ready like a few hours beforehand or do you want till the last hour to get dressed up and get things organized for the gathering/ meeting? Mostly I am the former, I would get ready first and then do something else, when the time comes, I could just rush out the door. But today, it's really cold here in my place, and I know I have to go out in a couple of hours, but I am still not motivated to change and get my makeup *laughs*. I am frozen and definitely don't want to do anything *smiles*.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
I'm a mix of both. I get up early on the set date but, don't do preparations until the last hour or so.. I don't know. I use to set three hours before the time but, I don't know why I lost that habit of mine :P
• Hong Kong
29 Jan 08
*laughs* Same here, I am just not motivated today! How come it's so cold in a tropical area? Dah!
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
Hehehe, I guess it depends if the occasion to be prepared on is so important to me or not. School kind'a felt like a routin during its last two years so I guess that's why I didn't get punctual anymore... ^_^; Really? Its cold at your area? I'm at a tropical country and its so hot here, well, before it wasn't but now it is .
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
29 Jan 08
Hello wondericequeen, It depends on the situation. Most of the time, I will get ready a few hours before going out. Sometimes, it really takes me a few hours *laughs* But if I just need to go out for something not so important matter, I just wear whatever I feel comfortable to wear and rush out!
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• United States
29 Jan 08
I wait until I have to get ready. I like being lazy and being able to lounge around for as long as I possibly can before having to get dressed and ready. I hate being in restrictive, uncomfortable clothing for far too long, so I avoid it while I can.
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• Hong Kong
29 Jan 08
I know what you meant. If I had to be in a suit, I would definitely wait till the last minute.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
29 Jan 08
I often wait for the last minute, and i know its a big mistake...i just can't help it. Only if it's something really important like a job interview i take more time but in general I'm terrible with these things.
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
I am the latter..I wait for the last hour and then cramm my self up..:) I am not so very good in time..thus I have a problem in being so punctual..but I'm trying. Go get your self raedy now my dear...
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
I will first of all get the materials ready. then eat, have a bath and dress. I rarely wear lipstick or mascara and my hair is always tied up neat. Face Moisturizer, eye shadow, thin layer of powder and lip balm is all I need. I put more importance on being calm and prepared rather than too much make up wasting my time. I don't like eating on my way to presentation because then I have to brush my teeth and use moisturizer again.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I tend to get everything done and ready EXCEPT for changing my clothes into the nicer outfit - that way I will not spoil them accidently by brushing up against something or whatever.
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@drannhh (15079)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I lay everything ought either the night before or early in the day, and do my hair and nails and everything, but then I stay in my "house" clothes until 10 or 15 minutes before it is time to go out. If we had to go somewhere fancy, though, I'd have to go shopping a few days ahead, as we just wanted to wear shorts and t-shirts for a few years after retiring.
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@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I just depends - sometimes I have to be ready to go out for meetings, presentatios and networking events and will be gone all day. Other times it's drop off the kids and only one meeting. The more I have to plan for, the longer it takes me to get ready. Of course, sometimes I plan a certain amount of time and then I find my self stuck on the computer. When that happens I'm usually getting ready at the last minute.
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@brothertuck (1257)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I don't get ready but I get ready to get ready If it's something I have to get 'dressed up' for, jacket and tie and stuff ... I get the stuff ready and take a shower early (course part of the shower is to deal with who else is in there or if there is hot water) But then just pretty much relax until I HAVE to get ready. The others here like to be ready more then an hour ahead of time and even be the first ones there. I personally have no problem with being there closer to the scheduled time. And yeah I tend to spend time on the computer until I am all but pulled away.
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@rachy577 (100)
2 Feb 08
I usually plan to spend a couple of hours getting ready, but nearly always leave it until the last minute, when I rush about and get stressed trying to sort my hair out!!
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
it depends on the circumstances. if i am in a hurry to go somewhere, and excited or someone would be waiting, i would prepare at least an hour before, prepare the things i would bring if i would be bringing any, and get myself ready. and just like you, do something while waiting for my departure. but if i am not in a hurry, then i would take my time and i would prepare only at least 15minutes before the time. ^__^
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Jan 08
It depends. If I'm just going to go shopping, then money and a list are all I need. If I'm going to work, I have to have clean clothes, the website and how to transition from one dog or cat food to another all printed out, and I have to mentally get all psyched for it. If I'm going for a walk in the wintertime, need to take time to get ready, in the summer-just grab a plastic bag (for bottles people throw everywhere so I can get the empties returned and collect 5 cents on each one) and go.