Share a favorite photo of yourself and why...
I've been thinking all day about what picture I should share for this one. I went through all of the images on my computer from the last year, and there were some good ones, but none that I would say are my favorite. I started thinking of one specific shot, of me and baby E, sitting on my parents porch swing in 2009. I thought of that one because I loved my hair when it was taken. Short with some blonde -- oh, man, I want to have my hair done like that again... I looked through my folders several times, but I couldn't find it. But there were a couple of pictures that caught my eye as I was looking, and I finally decided on one. I chose it because (again) my hair looks awesome, but also my make up, and it was back when I had my red framed glasses that I loved. Never mind that it was taken in the car -- Boss and I went to a wedding reception that night -- and never mind that I'm not smiling. I still think it is a very flattering picture.
But, just as I was preparing to upload that picture onto a post, it struck me. I totally have a favorite picture of myself, and I know exactly where to find it! It's the picture on my school i.d. from my senior year.
As soon as I saw the picture, I knew it would be a long time favorite. I remember the moment it was taken. I was sitting on the stool in front of the camera in my high school's cafeteria. Mom was standing to the side of the photographer and was pleading with me to smile so she could see my teeth, but I didn't want to. I think one of my friends came up about then, and joined my mom in her pleading, only my friend was being more silly than serious. I was trying to hard not to laugh, and rolled my eyes, which is when the picture was taken. Every time I would look at my i.d. I would smile. And even after I had my senior picture re-taken (the i.d. picture and yearbook picture were separate, I never would've done re-takes if this had been the shot going into the yearbook!) and was issued a new i.d., I kept using this one. Aren't I cute?