Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bad Face Day

Oh. My. God.

I was just sitting here, minding my own business, catching up with blogs on my laptop in my dark dining room, when all of a sudden a new window opened on my screen that I did not recognize. I stared at it, scowling (apparently) as I tried to figure out what the hell I was looking at, when suddenly it occurred to me that instead of clicking on an arrow at the side of my window to scroll down, I'd clicked on the "Photo Booth" icon and was looking at an absolutely horrendous screen shot of myself, ready to be photographed: unwashed hair dragged into a deranged-looking pony tail, tired face without make-up pulled into a nasty scowl. (It is suddenly clear where those frown lines are coming from.)

I was so mesmerized by the fact that this horror show of a woman could be me, that I had to press the shutter and capture it. It is a testament to how much I love you all that I would share this photo: the worst of me. It's so bad that I actually find humor in it. I laughed out loud.

I took a lot of photos I am proud of today - this is NOT one of them:


Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

Ha! I've done the same thing! I seriously don't recognize myself anymore, a lot.

Niksmom said...

Wow, THAT'S BRAVE! ;-) Um, I'm guessing you have a web cam then? I gotta get me one of them there thangs...I hear tell they're purty nifty fer takin' blackmaial photos...heh heh heh

Christopher said...


I'm at a loss.

The worst part is, your lower face is gone. I think you need to shop the "New Jaw" aisle at Benefit.

Kidding aside, who cares? Blogging isn't a spectator sport!

Susan said...

Yes but you do look all thoughtful and squinty. So that's something. We have hundreds--HUNDREDS--of photo booth pix since your good friend Isaac loves to play with it.

kyra said...

HA! the same thing happened to me and i was HORRIFIED! in fact, i've had many a bad face day!

MOM-NOS said...

Wow. I am in AWE of the fact that you published a photo that horrified you so much. I am much too ego involved to be that brave. You are my new hero!!!

Drama Mama said...


That is brave. And beautiful, in a scary sort of way.

You put it out there.

Can I put it on my screensaver?

Jordan said...

Well, I suppose it was sort of brave, but mostly I just have a warped sense of humor, I think.

I made the mistake of reading drama mama's comment as I was making a phone call at work just now. I had to stifle my giggles the whole time I was leaving someone a message, thanks to the image of that horrid picture being someone's screen saver.


Special Needs Mama said...

Holy moly. I have a picture of me that looks just like that. Personally, I've always blamed it on photo booth.

Shan said...

I tried to comment before and I think I was laughing so hard I forgot to type in the word verification letters the first time around. Had to come back now that I have more time to say, thanks for the chuckle--you are HILARIOUS. Oh, and---it makes me feel much better about sporting my own deranged unwashed ponytail today. ;)

Emily, as some know me said...

You just look confused to me, like "WTF?" Well, admittedly, your hair is not in

where is the rest of your face?

I think this picture is probably a reflection of what I look like most of the day, as in, I think I walk around thinking "WTF" pretty much all day long. You've captured all my moments here. So, I think this is a beautiful picture! ;)

Jordan said...

Thanks for the hearty laugh, Emily.

Let me just say it again: I love blogging! Where else in your life can you post a HORRIBLE picture of yourself and a whole bunch of very witty and sweet people comment on it, making you laugh for days on end?

My God, what would I do without this blog to entertain me??