Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mean Ass Woman: The Head Shot

My online class starts tomorrow. I've already picked out my clothes and made my lunch. I'm ready.

Wait? What's this email in my inbox? There's already homework due and it's not even the first day?!?! What have I gotten myself into?

My first assignment is to write a short bio and send in a head shot. What? I thought this was a writing class, not a modeling class. Who's teaching this? Tyra Banks?

I don't have any head shots. I'm just a mom. I don't have any published works that would require a formal portrait. Heck, I don't even have any pictures of myself because, again, I'm a mom. I'm the one who lugs around the 50 lb camera bag on all family adventures. I shoot all the fun; I don't have any of it.

What is this teacher thinking? I thought this class was for moms. I better go back and reread the course description. I think I signed up for the wrong class. hmm...I'm going to email the teacher about this obvious mix-up.

OK...the teacher emailed me back and assured me that ...
  1. I signed up for the right class
  2. This is a writing class
  3. It is for moms
  4. She is not Tyra Banks
PHEW! She also said she understands about being a mom and not having any photos. She recommends I use my web cam to take a current picture of myself.

OK. Let me go put on some makeup and fix my hair first. Let's see...1, 2, 3...."CHEESE!"

I know some of you didn't believe that I truly am a Mean Ass Woman, but here is the proof. Cold hard undeniable evidence. I am not proud of this, but since the purpose of this blog is to thoroughly examine myself I need to accept the truth. The good, the bad and, yes, the ugly truth.  

So there you have it. This portrait of a Mean Ass Woman was drawn by my biggest ballerina when she was about 4 years old. When she shared this drawing with me back then she said, and I quote,  "This is a picture of MAWMAW (pronounced momma) when she's mad".

I knew I should have been concerned that her favorite picture book for so long was When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry... It was obviously therapy for her.

So...who wants to sit next to MAWMAW for the next 6 weeks?


Nicole said...

So...how was the first day? Did you hand in your homework on time?!

Kim said...

First day went well. Thank you for asking. I am both excited and a little freaked at what I'm supposed to accomplish during these next 6 weeks. And, yes, I turned in my bio and scary head shot on time. :)

A Mom Anonymous said...

I'd sit next to you!

I hope you enjoy the class!


Just saying "Hi." I'm Holly and I'm in your class! I loved the picture, by the way. I too had the same issue, all our family pictures include me -taking the picture. I had to have my hubby snap one about a second before I sent in my bio. I. Felt. Like. A. Dork. Nobody takes pictures of me anymore - I'm a mom.
I can't wait to get to know everyone and get writing!

Chefdruck (Vanessa) said...

I'm also just stopping by to say hi from our new writing class. I was eagerly awaiting for it to start but I have to admit that I haven't even looked at the serious homework document yet. Procrastination... it's a lifestyle.

I love that your daughter painted that picture of you. I should show it to my kids to get them to work out their feelings of fear of their mom when I try to hussle them out the door in the morning.

Looking forward to getting to know you these next six weeks.

Kim said...

Amy...Thanks for sitting next to me. I see neither of my new classmates offered. My head shot must have really scared them!

Holly and Vanessa - Thanks for both for stopping by. It's so nice to meet you. I'm excited about the class and look forward to getting to know both of you too. Stop by anytime.