The blogosphere can sometimes seem like a pretty small place. Most of us frequent the same little neighborhood of blogs, follow the same people…we feel like we know each other.
But at BlogHer? You realize that the Internet is, well, huge. And people, even people you think you know well, are often hard to identify by their avatar: A photo, that let’s face it, is often not a very good representation of what they actually look like on a day-to-day basis.
Mine was – when I first posted it. But it’s summer now. I’m a bit tanner. A lot frecklier. And, thanks to a recent hair dye miscalculation, not much of a red head.
That’s why I decided to play along with the Faces of BlogHer blog carnival I read about at my friend Wendy’s place.
Here you’ll see unedited pictures of me, the way I looked today, after a day of birthday partying and mom-ing. In other words, real.
When I got up, I did my hair, put on some makeup…the whole five yards (I rarely go the whole nine). Then I left the bathroom. This was the result not too long after:
Now, walking down the halls, I’ll probably look a little …stern? I’m not unhappy. Just spacey. I think it’ s my German heritage coming through.
However, once I see you, and we squee, then I’ll come in for the hug. Be prepared:
However, if you see me in the minutes before my first Geek Bar session, I’ll look more like this.
But I’m sure I’ll do awesome. And hopefully those of you who come will learn lots. But at the end of the day, I will definitely have earned one (or five) of these:
That face may be followed by other strange expressions only a rhythmically-challenged white girl can make on the dance floor. You are forewarned.
So, that’s me. Not scary at all. Well, the zit on my chin is, but it didn’t ask permission before taking up residence. Now, let’s see your mug!