I didn't do anything unethical or stab someone in the back (that would have probably been easier). Instead I had the distinct pleasure of humiliating myself in front of my husband.
We have a big meeting coming up and you can imagine my excitement when I got an email from a VP asking each of the attendees for four photos of ourselves. Ah crap. I'm just not good with this kind of stuff. Undoubtedly our disgrace would be flashed up on a bigscreen in front of about a thousand people. FUN!
- 2 pictures of me celebrating, laughing, smiling, etc. Meaning if I don't have any I'll need to pose some.
- 2 pictures of me not looking at the camera doing my job, heading out for an appointment, etc. Again Posing.
Jesus H. How mortifying! I waited until the last possible minute to ask my husband to help. I had actually considered getting Ryan to do it, but knew I had no chance of him being able to focus the new fancy camera.
It was 6:30 at night, and it was due at the end of that day...so yeah, I was kinda late. I went upstairs, put on a presentable shirt, some bright lipstick, pulled my hair out of the ponytail and told my husband to take pictures. "OK, let's just get this over with."
I felt like such a cheeseball. Celebrating? Sorry, couldn't bring myself to send those in. With my luck there'd be a picture of me with a "WOOOOOO!" face that made it into the slide show. Oh look, there's Ali Wooooing. And all this time we thought she didn't drink.
Doing my job. I sit at a desk that's actually in a closet in my house and talk on the phone all day. I wear yoga pants and t-shirts. I also do this alone and nobody would ever just sneak up on me while I'm on a client call and take my picture.
Then I thought I might have a little fun with it. So I pulled up my blog on my computer screen and JakeRyan began snapping a series of out-of-focus pictures. He was gracious and didn't even make fun of me once. Probably because he doesn't want to be the sole breadwinner. And what would a lame-o dorky-posed work photo be without our friend Mike Wazowski?
And because I love you I'm posting my humiliation here fore you.
And for your viewing pleasure, here is the WOOO!