The calm at the center of a pearl

June 3, 2008

Livejournal prompts

Filed under: Uncategorized — kyraninse @ 10:59 pm


Don’t know if I like ’em or think they’re stupid…but…

“If you had the chance to go crazy and completely overhaul your appearance, what would you do?”

That’s such an awkwardly phrased question. Go crazy and completely overhaul how? As in plastic surgery crazy? Or “zomg I’m plastic putty lookit what I can do to myself” crazy? Or, are we going to be lame and just go for a haircut? Or makeup? Or..

What’s really odd for me is that I often look in the mirror and am completely surprised by the person who looks out at me. If I were the character of a fantasy novel, this would be my cue that obviously I’m either a faerie princess / alien / fill in the blank wierdo in hiding and my appearance has been changed for my own protection. As I’m fairly certain that my life is not in fantasy novel mode — I have no idea why this is so. It’s not self-esteem either, which would be the easy answer to that question, I just am sincerely surprised to see that person in the mirror when I’m expecting someone else.

I’m going to go with the “zomg I’m silly putty and I can do whatever I want to myself” setting of that question because it would be the most entertaining.

I think I would grow a couple of inches. I’m fairly tired of being in the almost always non-existent petite section of clothing stores. Also, it’s kind of frustrating to realize that I’m afraid to confront people because I’m afraid when they’re about a foot or so taller than me on average and correspondingly weighs more. I think 5’5 would be a nice compromise.

I’m not even sure what puts me off about my features, but I think I want longer eyelashes. I want Chris’ eyelashes. Or longer, thicker, etc.

I don’t really dislike my face. Higher cheekbones, bigger eyes, and a slimmer nose would be nice — if I were really going into small changes.


Does anyone else have that “wait, who is that staring out at me from the mirror?” thing often?



  1. Yep. Every once in a while I look in the mirror and wonder who it is that is peering back at me. I know it’s myself, but I’m rather unsure as to when I became this guy. What’s really strange is that I don’t know what I’m *supposed* to look like. I can’t remember.
    On occasion, it’s interesting to ‘sit down’ and get to know myself again.

    Comment by Kell — June 4, 2008 @ 1:47 am

  2. hah! you try shopping in the plus size petite section, and see how you like it.

    my trick is that i think i’m tall. really. i’m absolutely convinced i’m about 5’5. then again, i also project, so people usually give me the space of someone bigger as well.

    idk. try exuding confidence (even if you don’t feel it) and walk through a room.

    Comment by Nolly — June 9, 2008 @ 6:45 pm

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