Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

I had to have my picture taken today at work for new security ids. It is a rare day when I see a picture of myself that I like. I did have one on an id card once that I carried around for 10 years, until people remarked that it really didn't look like me anymore
The photographer said that everyone says they hate to have their picture taken. But is that really true? Do photogenic people hate to have their picture taken? I doubt it.
There are some people who are very good-looking, but don't look it in photos. People always say that the picture "doesn't do him/her justice." I like to think I fall into that category, but I think I'm deluding myself. Then there are others who aren't all that attractive in person, but take a great photo (and I'm not talking about airbrushed or photoshopped pix), although that's rarer than the other scenario.
You know how many times I made the LSH take a pic of me, for instance, at the ballpark, and I think maybe I'll post it here. Then I see it and hit the delete button immediately. Thank God for technology!
I had a friend in grade school who loved to have her picture taken. If there was a camera, you'd find Carrie right there. She had done some modeling as a baby and I guess that made her think she was still cute as a button. I wonder what happened to her? I always assumed, with all that confidence, that she would get by just fine.
When I was in high school, I had a huge crush on the star of the basketball team, you know, the BMOC. I thought he was GORGEOUS, but he never gave me the time of day. About 5 years later, I ran into him at a local club. AND he asked ME to dance!
He still looked GORGEOUS, but he was the biggest bore (and not the sharpest tool in the shed). Just another of life's lessons learned. Looks can be deceiving.
Now, if you can get the WHOLE package.............


  1. I really hate the way I look in photos and sound on recordings!

  2. You should have let them fire you from the 411 job. Way more fun to be fired!!!

  3. I hate how I come out in 99% of my pictures. Now I regret not having many photos of me as a kid (I have like 20 at the most).