I’ve decided to go with a new look for my blog today (I hope a much better option than the decision I made to try a new look with my bangs recently)–because I’m tired of the ‘same old, same old’ that I’ve had for quite a few months now, and thought it may be time to shake things up a bit. Actually, I was also inspired by one of the blogs I follow–Brittany the Book Slayer–she changed her blog look today and I thought it was a great idea to do something similar (but different) to mine. My only problem with changing something is that I’m never quite sure if the change is for the best–is it better than what I had before–is it the same–or is it worse? It is one of the many love/hate issues that I have.
Another love/hate relationship I have is one that I just discovered today: my iPad’s FaceTime application.
This afternoon my sis-in-law called me from Alberta and we chatted for a few minutes about a new book review blog we’re going to start together (stay tuned for more information). Then she said, “Hey, since I upgraded from my old iPad1 to the new iPad3 last week and you have the iPad2 I realized that we can chat via FaceTime without any need for a long-distance call! Want to give it a try?”
I said yes, as I do to most of her crazy ideas (no matter what trouble ensues for me afterwards), and sure enough, there was trouble again in River City once I signed onto FaceTime and Faye signed onto FaceTime and we connected.
The trouble? I could SEE myself in the camera of my iPad–just as Faye could see me–and I discovered that I have the dreaded “Turkey Neck” that I’ve seen in other women my age but have never noticed in myself before.
Turkey Neck??? I have a wattle??? How could that be? When did this happen? How do I get rid of it? Should I gain a hundred pounds in order to round out the flesh on my neck? Should I wear turtlenecks, even in the dog-days of summer? Should I tilt my head toward the sky, as if I’m snooty, and hope that no one can see my turkey neck then?
Gaining weight isn’t a good option–I’ve been working hard to lose a few pounds and I don’t want them back. Turtlenecks? Even in my younger days turtlenecks were not an option for me as my short neck completely disappears in them and I’m left looking like a cue ball on a stick. Plus, now at my age turtlenecks are completely out of the question due to my heat intolerance–I can barely stand to wear a tank top! Tilting my head toward the sky seemed like my only option, so I gave it a try tonight…to practice. I almost fell down the stairs!
Hmmmm…What to do…I wonder if there’s a way to do ‘FaceTime’ without the camera being on…I’m going to google that and hopefully will find an answer to my dilemma. Or perhaps I can find a man like Richard Fish in the Ally McBeal series–he loved women with wattles! Or I suppose if all else fails I can make a phone call to Bell to see about a better long-distance plan for me!
Decisions, decisions, decisions….that’s another love/hate relationship I have–I always worry that I’ll make the wrong one.