That Professional Look

Here is the professional photo I had taken a couple of weeks ago. Wendy Zins did such a great job. Of course it’s no match for the Photo Booth photos I’ve been taking on my computer but hey you can’t have it all.

It’s nice to have a picture that you like. I don’t feel that way too often. Actually I think most women don’t feel that way. We are way too critical of ourselves. You see a picture of a great moment when you’re with family or friends having fun and we don’t think oh boy was that ever a good time, we think oh boy do I look a) old, b) fat, c) old and fat, or d) like my mother.
So thanks Wendy. I actually look at this picture and think I look good (for an old fat lady who looks like her mother). Well you can’t change in a day.

It’s Not My Fault …

I was at my computer early this morning, ready to do my blog and the Blogger site was down. I just checked again and it’s now up and running but for the life of me I can’t remember was I was going to blog about this morning — and it was really deep yet funny yet cutting edge yet timely yet sensitive yet the words the world has been waiting for. Oh well … dang Google they ruined it all.

I did go and have my portrait taken by Wendy Zins. She is a great photographer and does the portraits for the folks at work. She’s been bugging me to get a picture taken — other than these lovely ones that I take via photobooth on my Mac — so I did it today. There was even a wonderful woman who is a professional make-up artist who did me up all pretty and stuff. When I get my photos I’ll post them here. I highly recommend Wendy – she made me look good and that’s not the easiest task in the world.

So if I ever remember what I was going to tell you this morning I’ll try to write it down before it leaves my head again.

January 1, 2010


Happy New Year!!!!!

This morning I woke up and saw myself in the mirror and thought: 1) OMG*; 2) I should take a picture of this; and 3) boy do I have to pee. So after taking care of Mother Nature’s call (and she seems to be calling way too often lately) I went to my computer and took this picture using Photo Booth, an application that allows you not just to take a picture of yourself and/or friends but let’s you manipulate it in ways that make you look like any day you will be appearing on Criminal Minds. Then as I brushed my teeth the idea came to M.E. for this blog.

I’ve wanted to do a blog for a long time, but had nothing different to offer so I didn’t do it — that and the fact that I kept procrastinating — but now I have something different to offer, and pictures of M.E. are very, very different.

So here I am, starting the new year with my first picture and my morning thoughts. I hope you will come along with M.E., and maybe respond with your own morning picture and thoughts.

Let’s hope 2010 is a good year because to be honest, and hopefully not piss off last year’s karma, 2009 pretty much sucked.

Good morning world, it’s M.E. (Mary Elizabeth).

(*OMG = Oh Mary’s Gorgeous)