There’s a meme going around encouraging bloggers to post pictures of themselves today without make-up. Hi. I don’t even post pictures of myself without a wig. But I love the idea of truly naked blogging so I took a picture of myself straight out of bed. But first I draped a cat around my chest. Then I airbrushed out a few wrinkles. Then I changed the lens effect and made myself stand up straighter and airbrushed out my freckles and my arm fat and made my eyes pop out more and digitally added mascara. Then I gave the cat mascara. Digitally, I mean. Only crazy people put mascara on cats in real life. Then I added a centaur to cover my ear and to distract from the fact that there’s a beach towel on my towel rack because otherwise everyone would know that I haven’t done laundry because a beach towel in the bathroom is like the red flag of all-my-clean-towels-are-in-the-hamper. And it was perfect:
And then I was all “You know what? Fuck it.” And I posted the real, unretouched photo:
And it was awesome. And I like myself in the bottom picture just as much. almost as much. in theory. if I had better lighting.
I like myself in the bottom picture. And that’s a start.
Comment of the day: That cat looks like shit without mascara. ~ Lee