05 December, 2011

important lifestyle change!

I've decided to stop trying to have an even skin tone

just like I don't have to pretend to be a genius because I have bad brains, I also don't have to go over my face with a fine-toothed metaphorical comb, especially because I have rosacea, and hiding that will take my entire life.

if you have the kind of stunned/stumbling mind that I have, having to have an even skin tone before you are officially "dressed" means that getting dressed never happens and you float around in pajamas for really long periods of time. people need to be dressed. at least I do. it does take a long time and sometimes it's like, "because of the amount of time it took to get dressed, I'm not going to do anything today anyway." but my lifestyle change is totally chopping some minutes off the getting dressed torture!

I'd also like to point out as an aside how horrible it is when you do spend your entire life putting on makeup and then later in the day it starts to look kind of like a mask, this is awful, it makes me feel awful, I am 23.

new lifestyle:

cover up anything on my face that looks like the exit wound from a bullet
now ready to put on clothes


  1. I think this is an excellent plan.

    Very, very occasionally, I'll bother to put cover-up on a zit or put on lipstick. Mostly I don't bother though, because I'm too disorganized to add yet another thing I have to do before I can get out the door each morning. Sometimes I really think my lack of executive function really gets in the way of me being able to perform femininity. And I just don't care enough to bother.

  2. I'm pretty sure I could not handle all the woman stuff or at least I wouldn't be very good at it. I mean I have trouble with some of the men stuff (and some of the general person stuff) and there's like 10 times as much stuff for women that requires more coordination. I'm pretty sure it would take me at least 3-4 hours every day to look like many women I see, although this is the kind thing people don't believe me when I say.

    I also hate that anyone has to feel like their face is "wrong."

  3. It's good hearing your "voice" the last week or so. Sorry about your makeup woes.