So it's been a solid week that I've been officially unemployed. It's been weird. On Wednesday after my going-away party I went bowling... then stayed up until 2am... and proceeded to sleep in until 2 PM. I woke up in time to shower, get dressed & go to knitting night... then stayed up late again (getting caught up on Battlestar Gallactica), got up late again and went directly to Happy Hour with the x-coworkers. I've actually had some activity or other planned every single day since Wednesday, and will have something planned every day until Monday. This is just bizarre. For the past month or so I've been feeling like I have no life, and all of a sudden - all kinds of stuff is going on. It's good... I've had less time to dwell on the fact that I'm unemployed. Or worse... dwell on the fact that I'm planning to move to a country where I don't speak the language to do a job I've got about zero experience doing.
I have been somewhat productive though. I finished up Thailand CELTA application #1, and got most of CELTA application #2 done. But for application #1 I needed to include a passport type photo. Ugh. I hate HATE getting my picture taken. I'm seriously the least photogenic person I know. I mean, I'm no supermodel to start with... but I almost always look worse in pictures. At least I hope I do... because my Driver's license picture makes me look like a zombie, and if I really look like that... good lord, how can you people stand to be around me??
One thing that always trips me up is my hair. Like many women I have a love-hate relationship with my hair. I mostly like it.... it's the only thing I ever get even remotely vain about. It's healthy, right now it's at a good length, it's pretty curly, and 99% not grey (although they're coming!). My hair looks best when I condition it, comb it, pin it up and let it be. If I don't touch my hair and just let it air dry before letting it down, it gets wavy but not too frizzy - like this...
So today I went to get a professional picture taken so I could have half a chance of looking good on my resume. I showered, got dressed, put on make up (!), and then all I had to do was not futz with my hair until it was dry. But with you know it's Oregon, so that could take decades. I hung out at home for a while, and didn't futz. Then I went to the mall, to shop for a while basically killing time until my hair dried. I tried not to futz but I couldn't resist. My hair was still damp and I kept walking past mirrors. I'd finger comb this part, and untangle that part, unpin, repin... all kinds of nonsense, and each time I did something it just got worse. Then I went to the bathroom and combed it all out. I thought seriously about going home and trying again tomorrow, but I really wanted to finish up my application. I seriously considered dropping into a salon to get it styled but in a rare display of fiscal responsibility I resisted. I don't even want to show you what it looks like but in the interest of full-disclosure...
No curl... no wave, plenty of frizz, and um... triangular in a way that hair should not be. Ugh! (and if you look really closely - I've got lipstick on my teeth... great =/ )
But I console myself with the fact that I actually look like a living human being in this one. Seriously the only thing to do with my driver's license photo is take a nice sharp stake to the heart... or a shovel to the head - what is it you're supposed to do with zombies?
Brains.... brains....waaaant... eaaaaat .... braaaaaiiiiiiinnnnnsssss