I am pretty much a cam-whore these days. No, not in the get-on-the-webcam-for-extra-money way, but I like being in pictures. I figure it’s excusable, because I have quite a few years of hating pictures of myself for which to compensate. However, I’m only sometimes-photogenic and have to take a lot of pictures to get some good ones. Getting good ones of me and Zliten is like a miracle – either he looks fantastic and I am sporting chins I didn’t know I had and half closed eyes, or he’ll look like he’s about to attack someone while I have the most darling smile that could melt an iceberg. Since I’m having a week of sort of “outtakes”, or posts I sort of let rot at the bottom of the draft bin, I figured I might as well make fun of myself here.
Last week I thought I looked pretty cute in my new spiffy red shirt and lipstick, so I tried to get a good picture of myself. Here is probably what I would pick out of the bunch:
But the reality of night is I probably looked more like THIS gem:
Oy, mama would be proud.
Then over the summer, this pic was snapped, which is actually one of my favorites of all time and is my facebook profile pic:
And then, the same night, this wonder was snapped:
I am totally never going to be president. Of anything.
I guess the moral of this story is no one is completely un-photogenic, you just need a lot of practice to figure out how to make the most of what you’ve got in pictures. The best way to practice is to take lots of pictures, you’ll look good in some of them, and you have a much better chance of figuring it out if you’re snap happy. Usually the best ones happen when you’re not really trying or paying attention. Or maybe the moral of this story is to hide the camera when you’re drinking. Whatever the moral is, have a good chuckle, on me.