Friday, May 4, 2012

Mirrors = Love & Hate

So, I was thinking last night...

I have a love-hate relationship with mirrors.

Why do I hate mirrors, you ask? (Okay, you didn't ask, but play along, okay?)

I hate seeing my reflection. I know you are supposed to look in the mirror before you leave the house to ensure your look is only mildly hobo-esque instead of full on hobo. It's either that, or something to do with accessories, which I rarely add. I find it throws off my hobo style. No, not Soho style. Not bohemian style. My hobo style.

I prefer to just assume things fit and that all is well, then look in a full length mirror (likely after the point of no return, because I am already way late, OBVS) and discover that I actually look super shitty.

Mirrors also let me see all the great stuff I can pick at or pluck at on my face. That's a bad thing, my friends, especially if I am anxious. Snap. Yank. Crackle. Pop.

Why do I love mirrors?

Driving, thankGAWD.

And in the gym. Not to look at my slowly-bloating self over time, realizing I should be AT the gym IN FRONT of those mirrors more often. No, not at all.

THE MIRRORS CHANGE MY YOGA PRACTICE. You know, when I actually do it once a month. Yoga I mean. The teacher mentions that the left shoulder should be stacked over the left hip in warrior. A subtle change and DAMN! I can FEEL that! And it looks so much better, so CORRECT, so easy to see how my wonky ass is different from the instructor.

Approximation of me in tree pose. I need that tutu. (Via)


So there you go.

You probably thought I was going to mention nudity or something fun. But c'mon now. We all know I'm no fun.

You know, unless there is tutu involved.



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13 comments:

  1. i hate having mirrors around me when I'm in the gym! I look all red and bloaty and just plain yuk! I do however like them for planning which spot to pick next!! x

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    1. @Althea - I totally get it. I also totally only go to the classes where they turn half the lights off!

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  2. i only like mirrors beside me, not in front of me. how's THAT for messed up? LOL

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    1. @pensive pumpkin - Like in the car?

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  3. I wouldn't say I *love* mirrors, but I do love getting lost in them. Ever just stare at your own reflection (obviously when you have nothing better to do). It's mildly creepy. My main thought is 'Is this what other people see??'

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    1. @CrazyTragicAlmostMagic - I hate staring. I just look for areas to destroy.

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  4. woo hoo tutus. I've actually got one, only wore it once. Loved it though!! I love/hate mirrors all the time too. Gawd! Happy Friday anyway!! Here's to hoping the work week ends...SOON! :)

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    1. @Hey Monkey Butt - I need to see a photo of this tutu. With you in it!! And then I will buy it off of you and wear it around my house. Pinky swear. ;)

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  5. I really wish you hadn't brought this up. I will have that icky dream again where I had to 'do' the assistant manager of the store, at the service desk, from behind as he held on to the counter. Aaaand. He was wearing a black tu-tu. ( a dream I really had!)

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    1. @middle child - Icky indeed. I never expected this post would conjure up something so unpleasant.

      Okay, think of Miss Piggy in a tutu. Or something equally silly.

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  6. I can cope with the bathroom mirror when I do my hair and makeup but not really a fan of being able to see myself when I shower.

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  7. We have this big mirror in the bathroom. Great for hair and makeup but not so wonderful seeing myself in the shower

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    1. @Mynx - I am fortunate enough to not have a mirror in the direct sightline of the shower. That would just make me never ever ever want to shower.

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