Monday, May 9, 2011


This post is dedicated to a friend of mine (she'll know who she is when she reads this), who knows not to be THAT GIRL. My nameless friend - keep the faith!

Lets go back a bit -

Anyone remember the US sit com That Girl starring Marlo Thomas?

Baby boomers & Gen X will say Yes!

Gen Y would perhaps remember the actress (without realising it) as Rachel Greene's mother on Friends......photoshopping & airbrushing aside, boy does she look great!....

Well, here's more of the detail....

That Girl was an American TV sit com which ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. A lot of you wont remember it and I was certainly quite short at that time, but I have seen some of the re-runs.

It starred Marlo Thomas as the title character, Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who had moved from a small town to New York. Despite sporadic employment, she managed to keep a spacious Manhattan apartment as well as an extensive wardrobe of mod fashions. Eye candy!

That Girl was the first sitcom to focus on a single woman who was not in a domestic or living at home situation and it is considered a forerunner to shows like Mary Tyler Moore & Murphy Brown and the feminist movement in Australia.

Ann Marie had a boyfriend and became engaged toward the end of the series but interestingly they didn’t marry by the final episode. Apparently, the decision to leave the couple engaged at the end of the series was largely the idea of Thomas herself. She did not want to send a message to young women that marriage was the ultimate goal for them.

Well, Ann Marie may have been a positive role model, but this post is about bad role models

This post is about not being THAT GIRL!

So I'm not talking about any 70's sit com character or actress!

In this context, THAT GIRL does things that make you go yuck!!!!

Here's the list....print it, paste it on your bathroom door or vanity mirror - memorise it....then avoid doing any of it, ever, ever.

  • Poorly fitting clothes (too big, too small, cuffs too long, shoulders not sitting right, hem too short, hem too long, the list goes on)
  • Chipped nail polish
  • Laddered hoisery
  • Hairy legs & armpits
  • Unintentional messy hair
  • Dragon lady fingernails

  • Chewed, rough fingernails with unkept cuticles
  • Open toed shoes with fine hose
  • Unintentionally unco-ordinated clothes
  • Unintentionally clingy clothes
  • Unintentionally revealing clothes
  • Dirty & scuffed shoes
  • Chipped or worn down heels
  • Unintentional see through or gaping clothes
  • Out dated make up
  • Lipstick on teeth
  • Same hairstyle for at least 3 years
  • Visible panty line (VPL)
  • Noisy clothes or jewellery where noise isnt called for
  • Inappropriate appearance (this is very broad..hehehe)

Alot of this stuff is just habit - get into the habit of not walking out the front door with any of these bad habits.

Do this for 21 days & it gets easier.

Dont be THAT GIRL!

I'd LOVE to here from you about more things that make you go yuck!!!!!

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