Putting On A Good Face 5


So that handy-dandy gizmo Gizmo Guy installed two days ago cr*pped out last night and crashed both my computers. So that’s being pulled out today. Apparently it’s either one of those things where you have no problems with it, or it gives you lots of problems. *sigh* I was so hoping to have the two systems on my desk so I could close the door. Ah, well.

After the Christmas tree and all the decorations come down this weekend, the Big Mac will be moved up to the living room. (Don’t forget that you have to have your decorations down by January 6th or you’ll have bad luck for the rest of the year — at least according to my mother, who claims that’s because it’s the end of the twelve days of Christmas. What the Orthodox who celebrate Christmas on the 6th do, I have no idea.)

Also on tap for today is to finish two interviews I’ve been putting off and I just can’t delay them any more. The reason I’ve been putting one off is because I have to send a head shot with it. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. I hate pictures of myself. I don’t suppose I could send this shot taken in 1968, could I?

How about a shot taken of me ten years later – on my honeymoon?

Or the one taken of me in San Francisco in 1983. That one’s not too bad. I can live with that one.

But any picture taken of me after then? Ugh Ugh Ugh.

There’s this one Gizmo Guy took of me in Banff in 2006. I was telling him to wait until I got the branch out of my face. He replied “What branch?” and shot the picture anyway.

Then there’s this picture taken in 2008 at Niagara Falls.

Both reasons why I’ve finally faced the fact that I need to take charge of my health, etc. I guess I’m going to have to bite the bullet and get a professionally done head shot.

Maybe I’ll just go with this anime picture of me.

Did I mention I hate having my picture taken?


5 thoughts on “Putting On A Good Face

  • Wylie Kinson

    Oh – UGG. I loathe having my picture taken. I’m so unphotogenic it’s cruel. Even before my weight exploded I took very bad pictures. The one and only time I didn’t look horrible was my wedding day – which must have been divine intervention!! 🙂

    Leah – I like the one in Banff best. And didn’t notice the branch until you mentioned it.

  • Amy Ruttan

    I hate having my picture done. My headshot recently done is one I can actually stand.

    I kind of like the Banff one, it looks like you’re laughing.

    Besides that’s the Leah I know and that makes me smile, but I do love that picture of you on your honeymoon. That is beautiful.

  • Barbara Martin

    I agree with Wylie, the photo at Banff is great. The branch adds an element.

    As for taking down Christmas trees, mine won’t be coming down until January 14th. I’m not Orthodox but I have friends who are and I’ve celebrated the two Christmases for years.

  • Marley Delarose, Author

    Well, I like the one with the Falls, a better smile. Can’t GG take the you from the Falls and put you in front of the mountains from Banff?

    It’ll turn out okay. But uh, first nag, did you get on the treadmill yet?

  • Shelley Munro

    I must join the club and say that I dislike photos, although hubby and I have started taking quite a few of each other. At least with digital photos there’s the option of hitting the delete button straight away. I liked the Banff photo, too.

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