Friday, September 12, 2014

All Right, Mr. DeMille, I'm (Not) Ready for My Close-Up

I endured another photo shoot last night. *sigh* Having my photo taken ranks on my list of favorite things to do just above--or maybe even below--having a root canal.

I went through my first author photo shoot about a year ago, so you'd think it would get easier. But all day I kept thinking I'd gladly swap this out for almost ANYTHING on my 52/52 list. And that list, as many of you know, was a bit squirm-worthy.

This got me thinking about experiences we each have to face occasionally or on a regular basis. Dental work, public speaking, and flying are the three that have always made my anxiety soar the highest. I continue to endure them all, out of necessity, but if I had to choose between one of those and, say, another Brazilian wax? A close race, but I'm fairly certain I'd choose the wax job. And I'd take that waxing over having my photo taken, any day.

So, your turn. What activity or experience do you dread or despise most of all? I'll do a random drawing for a copy of Fifty Shades of Funny: Hook-Ups, Break-Ups, and Crack-Ups from the comments of readers who fess up.

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  1. My fear is appearing ignorant. And now I have to admit that I had never heard the quote, "All Right, Mr. DeMille, I'm (Not) Ready for My Close-Up" and had to look it up. ~Sigh~ Thanks for enlightening me! Hope the photo shoot went well!

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    1. Lisa; Yes, I'll admit this was a bit before my time, too, and I had to google how to spell "DeMille." I wouldn't call it helpful knowledge--more like fairly worthless trivia crowding my brain. And, surprisingly, the photo shoot went OK, even though the photographer wasn't on board about photoshopping me thirty pounds thinner.

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  2. You may be the only person I've ever met who would rather have pubic hair pulled out by the root than endure a photo shoot! Me? I'd rather do just about anything but scrub my shower stall. This house has a tiled stall. It takes forever, and you have to get soaking wet by going in it, because the tiles are floor to ceiling. And after all that work, it may be disinfected, but it still looks filthy, because the previous owners used a brownish grout.

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    1. Parri: YES, much agreed about the horrors of cleaning the shower stall! Wouldn't you think all that water and soap would make it self-cleaning?

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    1. Anon: My hair is a BIT thicker, but the eyebrows are spot-on.

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