Sunday, December 12, 2010

pardon my face

lately i've been getting a vibe from a particular person that they don't like me. you know, the whole walking by and they stop their conversation and they stare at you? no? anybody? just me and it's all in my mind? awkward. and i'm mostly good with awkward. i'm old enough that i don't need to be everybody's best friend. drama=no gracias. but, if i had offended someone, i would like to know. so, i told thomas about it and i said that i felt like i was getting the stink eye from "nancy".  thomas pointed out to me that  perhaps "nancy" thought i was giving her the stink eye and so she was reciprocating. which is a good point, i have been known to make weird faces when i'm talking to people. i've always thought i was trying to make interested and good listener faces, but apparently those facial expressions were translating as disgust. the funniest time was when thomas and i were out to dinner with my sister heather and her boyfriend at the time, edweird(he was called edweird for good reason and heather moved on to much better things). but, that night heather had to pull me aside and ask me why i looked like i wanted to throw up on edweird. i thought i was being lovely and companionable. so who knows? perhaps my facial default setting is disgusted? i've spent the last week or so practicing having a pleasant look on my face at all times, just so i'm not the problem. so now "nancy" probably thinks that i am a smiley-hyperactive-maniac and definitely won't want to be my friend.
shirt- thrifted
dress- banana republic
boots- giani bini


9 comments:

Julie said...

You looked super-cute today ;)
I need to try a little harder to mix up my wardrobe...

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

I think you need to give me a better nickname. Edweird. Classic!

Jenna said...

I wish you could hit "LIKE" on people's blog comments because Julie keeps stealing my thoughts.

I hate drama - probably why most of my friends were guys in high school. Ignore the person giving you the stink-eye - if they truly have a problem they can own up to it & tell you, right? Still giggly over practicing your pleasant look at all times.

Kaitlyn said...

hot mama!

i tend to always have a sad/mad/mean look on my face, apparently. at least, that's what i've been told by a handful of strangers. why do strangers feel the need to tell me this, anyway?

amanda said...

Screw Nancy.

Heidi- I have a similar problem. I have had a post in the works about my own face and it's apparent affect on my ability to make new friends in my new home. I have a mad face. But I'm not really mad. Anyway- I'll post about it soon. We can commiserate.

Julie said...

I'm dying to know who "Nancy" is and wondering if it's the same Nancy I know:-).

Lori said...

First, I heart those boots.
Second, it sounds like we have the same problem. Growing up, my mom would always tell me to quit looking like I was smelling poop. I also have a tone apparently... :)

Emily Curfew said...

i can only imagine the mean faces i give at people...
i'm just not that into people lately...

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

I have that issue... totally! I have some characters in my life and I'm all, I swear they don't like me. But maybe you're right, maybe I gave them the vibe first.