Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Self Portrait Challenge #1

Hi. How ya doin'? I know, I know... I've been a Very Bad Blogger. As I said to Katherine, I've been feeling "blahggy". ::Cue the ennui::

In an effort to keep my audience from wandering off, I shall endeavor to do better. And to that purpose, I have decided to join Self Portrait Challenge. Each month they issue a challenge which the participants attempt to answer via photographs.

Boy, did I pick the right month to start. ::Ahem:: Here's the challenge for October: Look beyond the surface of your life, dig into your imperfect self and reveal it to us. I want to see the down and dirty you, the messy, gross and ugly you, the side of yourself that you always try to hide, give us some insight into your dreadful secrets. This can be your physical self or your personal space or within your wider life. Be not afraid!

There's nothing like putting yourself out there for all the world to see.
Worrisome. Terrifying.

For this first one, I decided to go with "physical self". I go barefoot around the house and usually wear a pair of Adidas® slides when I'm goin' casual. While this footwear is very comfortable, it's killer on the skin of my heels. So. Here ya go... one of my imperfections:
Self Portrait Challenge #1

Here's hoping you won't think less of me. (I think this will be my tagline for every "Challenge" post this month.)

13 comments:

archshrk said...

OH, the Humanity!, the Horror! Whatta world, whatta world...

Actually, these kind of chalanges can be fun. I saw one recently where the contents of your fridge were the subject matter.

Hope you have fun with this.

s@bd said...

DUDE, is that the worst you've got?!

meno said...

Yeah, really, that's nothin'. Give us something that will make us scream in horror. Well, maybe not. But my feet aren't so cute either, and they are much bigger than yours.

Mama P said...

That's too funny, because just this week I started wear slippers since my heels resembled one of those photos of what happens to lungs when they have been saturated with smoke too long. Honestly? Yours look pretty damn nice.

Teri M. said...

Ok, ok everybody - I will admit that I made it a small picture so that you couldn't see the horror of dry cracks and fissures that are my heels. I gotta ease into this one...

Katherine said...

Love the picture AND the tag line is just pure brillance. ;) Geez, buy yourself some foot lotion, woman! mwahahaha

bobealia said...

I actually rolled my eyes at the computer. That is SOOOO not bad. That foot is like one good pedicure away from perfect. Give us some real dirt.

Mandy Klevenski said...

He he ... I'd be so tempted to be like ... uh, yeah, this is my worst feature (and show something not too gross). I think it takes real bravery to show your truly nasty self to the world (and btw Teri, your feet are not nasty ... I've seen some real dogs!). But I have to ask myself ... why would I want to do that? Why not focus on the positive? Maybe I don't accurately understand the challenge and maybe I'm just chicken! ;)

jude said...

FEEEEET!!!

I'm not ready for this, Niece...it's like Shari talking about Dad's sex life.

Nope. Can't handle it.

I'm going away now...far, far, away...

mommy!

Teri M. said...

Katherine: Ya know what? I've got, like, 3 different kinds but then I forget to pumice them and I don't want to put the lotion on without scrubbing them first - it's a vicious cycle.

Bo: Yeah, well, I mighta sorta employed a little, teeny, tiny bit of Photoshop to the worst crack, plus I made it a small picture. It's hard to show people your imperfections. ::sniff:: ;)

Mandy: (see above reply re: My Bad Feet) I think it's more a "Be brave, embrace your imperfections. I don't think I'm mature enough for this particular challenge. lol

Jude: NO HOW is this anywhere near as bad as that. SHEESH.

Auntie Jude said...

All right. I admit it was a small exaggeration...I'm sure it was just the shock talking.

You'll be relieved to know I was fine after I regained consciousness...doctors have assured me I'll be able to see again shortly.

Teri M. said...

AuntieJ: I am relieved.

skincareteacher.com said...

Ouch! I've got some cream for those rough heels!