It's that time again. Time for me to slap a photo of my mug up in this spot and dissect it mercilessly. I'm starting to feel sort of self indulgent doing this. Even though it's my blog, I'm not really comfortable having all eyes on me. I'm much happier talking about other things. But I'm standing by the idea that this is a good exercise for me. At least for now.
Anyway, here's the photo:
*This was taken today and is, amazingly enough, the first shot I took. That is just unheard of around here. Normally I take the full twenty (the limit I set for this project back in July)and then just settle on whichever one makes me ill the least. Again, I don't think I look gorgeous in this picture, but I look like how I think I look. Sometimes I think there is this huge difference between how I see myself and how others see me. Like, have you ever had someone compliment you on your appearance on a day when you feel like you just crawled out of a dumpster? Whenever that happens it always completely throws off my view of myself.
*My hair is red now. More specifically it's Garnier Nutrisse number 76-Hot Tamale. My son loves it and thinks I look like a rock star. This has me concerned because his idea of fine style includes things like mustaches, Ed Hardy shirts, and lots of Axe body spray. This may have been a style misstep on my part.
*My hair is at a weird length while I try to decide what to do with it. Part of me wants to grow it out-I'm thinking a chin length bob-but an even bigger part of me wants to have Jay give me the Natalie Maines haircut. (Did anyone else see her on Larry King the other night? She has a straight up buzz cut. And I love it. Here's a semi recent picture.)
*I know I look tired. I haven't been sleeping well. Firstly, I've been drinking way too much Diet Pepsi Max which has been keeping me awake. Then last Friday we tried out a new dog food which disagreed with Liz Lemon so I was up at one in the morning scraping poop out of the carpet as best I could without lugging the steam cleaner out. After that I just couldn't go back to sleep so I watched the last half of a Ricky Gervais comedy special and then played Call of Duty until four. I haven't had a good nights sleep since then.
*One more thing, while I was taking this shot I was listening to Animal Collective, whom I'm really into right now because they remind me of The Beta Band, which is a band I listened to a lot of right after my son was born.