Seeing as I am on an unexpected vacation, I have decided to have a little fun. Fun is something I have to remind myself to squeeze into my life, like haircuts and dentist appointments. Fun has never come naturally to me, an intense first child with goals to achieve and people to prove wrong.
However, once I have duly reminded myself to lighten up, I tend to swing the pendulum pretty far in the other direction. Of course I know how to be silly – once I’ve written it down in my day planner.
So when I met Michele from Old Dog, New Tits and Mel from According to Mags at BlogHer, we hit it off almost immediately. They are the sort of duo who naturally radiate good times, which serves to me as a reminder, “Oh yeah, gotta pencil in some laughter today after that root canal.”
They dared me in front of the entire universe (a.k.a., on Twitter) to participate in their Ketchup blog hop, which this week meant posting a photo of my Bitchy Resting Face.
How did they know I had one? Well, they got to meet me in person, so they saw it with their own eyes.
Bitchy Resting Face (BRF), a condition from which I have suffered my entire life, is the reason people perceived me as unfriendly in high school. I am shy in large groups; combined with my BRF, this means people who don’t speak to me peg me as a snob – which I am not (except about coffee) (and maybe low-brow comedy).
I’ve written about how my BRF got me into trouble with Rod Stewart last year, so obviously this is not a condition that remedies itself over time. I’ve learned to cope with it as best I can, reminding myself to smile so I don’t look scary.
Well, except in this photo, where I look like I might kidnap somebody’s children and then force-feed them chalk.
So here is a picture of my Bitchy Resting Face, in the spirit of vacation and lightening up.
OW! Mmkay now I see what they meant in that vid!
(bless yer boots!)
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Oh my goodness! Is that what that face is called?? I have that too! I never knew it had a name before! LOL!
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So the face has a name – says one intense first born who doesn’t always know how to have fun – to the other!
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Yay! What a great pic! Although you’re even cute when you’re “bitchy.” Thanks for letting us interrupt your vacation with our tomfoolery.
And thanks for playing!!
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My BRF would scare too many people…LOL
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I love your face!
I’m one of those people who has to write in relaxation on the calendar, too. How can we be expected to have any other face with so much on our minds?
-Peace, light, and relaxation,
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Love all the pictures! And the thought of you force-feeding kids chalk made me laugh out loud. This was hilarious!! It’s also coincidentally timely, ’cause just last week, I was telling Greg that at the the place I’ve been subbing, there’s a lady with a bitch face. For months, I really thought she was a total bitch, but this last week, I actually had a chance to spend some time with her, and she’s so nice!
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Samantha Brinn Merel
I have BRF too! I never thought much about it, or even knew about it, until one of my now very good friends told me that when she met me in college she assumed I wasn’t nice because I never looked nice. Oops.
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I wish to concur with Michele – you are still dang cute whilst sporting a BRF. “…kidnap somebody’s children and force feed them chalk…” *snorts* that’s FUNNY!!!! Omg…I better hide that 12 pack of sidewalk chalk I’ve got stashed in the…oh…never mind.
Hope you’re having a great vacay!
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This is awesome! Did you see the movie “The Kids are All Right?” It totally reminds me of this scene where the Mexican gardener is like “It’s no look. It’s just my face.” If you haven’t seen the movie this will make no sense… Anyway, I am guilty of judging people by their BRF, only to discover they were perfectly nice people after all!
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Ha! I have one of those. My resting face is apparently “sulky teenager being dragged places against their will”. I quite often get asked if I’m okay, and children flee in terror 😀
Deb @ Urban Moo Cow
Stop! I saw your resting face all weekend and it is not bitchy.
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My wife suffers from IDWYP: which is I Disagree With Your Premise (face). I suffer from YCTASW face. Which is You Can’t Tell A Story Well. Needless to say we are both Leos and are usually forced to be the entertainment at parties because nobody else is either interesting or right enough. Maybe that just makes us both bitchy.
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I don’t know- you’re in the loo, and that might be symptomatic of other issues. I’m just sayin’ go on in and try again.
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I had the same problem in high school and college! People thought I was stuck up, but I was just shy. But with time, I learned to embrace and love my inner bitch.
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Ha! I love the concept of Bitchy Resting Face. I have one also, I’m afraid.
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