Proceed with Caution – PMS Ranting Ahead

Things that are bugging the shit out of me today:

1) The little pre-period pimples wreaking havoc on my chin.
2) The fact that my menstrually-bloated ass ripped the lining in my favorite suit pants while bending over this morning.
3) That I am going to a new kick-boxing class tonight where my face will end up looking like this due to my rosacea and heat intolerance. NO PEOPLE, I AM NOT DYING. IN FACT, MY HEART RATE HASN’T EVEN INCREASED. THIS CLASS ISN’T EVEN HARD! I HAVE ROSACEA AND MY FACE GETS RED. NO NEED TO STOP THE CLASS TO MAKE SURE I’M ALRIGHT. Seriously, I am going to make a t-shirt that reads, “Hi, I might look like I am dying, but I am really enjoying this class”, with www.rosacea.org on the back.
4) My job is the most uninspiring loser job on the planet.
5) My husband looking over my shoulder telling me how to improve my pop-up image, and then when I ask him another question, he scoffs at me like he doesn’t have the time. I DIDN’T ASK YOU IN THE FIRST PLACE, BUCKO.
6) My hair looks like ass.

Ok, I think I’m feeling a little better. Anything bugging you today?

  1. Cocodrie

    August 18, 2005 at 6:07 pm

    Um, your hair NEVER (I repeat never) looks like ass. Think of us, your poor readers, who…though we try and try…will never achieve the same level of hair perfection as you. That shine, that glow, that perfect wave. You are a veritable hair wunderkind!

    One thing bothering me today: people who wear their pants too high in the waist and then belt. Bad idea. Never do it.

  2. gorillabuns

    August 18, 2005 at 7:48 pm

    okay….i’ve never seen you’re face look like that….are you using photoshop again!!! i can understand the job being uninspiring and as always your hair is beautiful. so there!

  3. whoorl

    August 18, 2005 at 8:23 pm

    shana banana gorillabuns,
    truly, that is my face color after i work out…no photoshop.
    is that not the worst?

    elidel truly is the greatest! i used to sell that product to dermatologists before i moved out to california. i’m glad it works so well for you!

  4. PLD

    August 18, 2005 at 7:52 pm

    Can I ever relate! I have eczema and I can’t tell you how tired I am of people 1) asking if I’m Ok, and 2) asking if I just worked out if I’ve been in the sun for oh, maybe 15 minutes. (although I do take Elidel and it’s magical)

  5. BishOp stu tu

    August 19, 2005 at 3:02 am

    whOOrl gOOrl…

    uh, get under it (the lOad). cOUnt yOUr many blessings, one by one. (then start over, and cOUnt them again!)

    gOOd luck and gOOd fishing. tankee.

    yo dad

  6. kimmer

    August 19, 2005 at 6:39 am

    I have seen that face before – New Orleans 1999!

  7. kathryn

    August 19, 2005 at 7:00 am

    I’m sorry, but I think that I am currently wearing the most uninspiring job tiara. (this is not a contest that I want to win, incidentally)

  8. ms. sizzle

    August 19, 2005 at 10:09 am

    my face does that too! when i took richard simmons class in LA at his Slimmons Studio (it’s ok, you should laugh) i looked like a tomato. people always ask me if i am ok when i am exercising cuz of the red face factor. i feel your pain.

    and hey! i had pms earlier this week and am right there with ya. after what you shared on my blog about your job, your job does sound pretty awful. the good news is, you can quit. :)

    oh and you should totally get that shirt made. it is hilarious.

  9. ShooShoo

    August 19, 2005 at 12:56 pm

    I relate in a *big* way about the job thing… Some days it’s all I can do to drag my butt to work in the morning!

    FYI, what hopefully is a helpful hint (a friend told me once, and I found it to be true): When you have redness or pinkness on your skin, wearing red or pink highlights that fact… You may want to try offsetting with colors like green or blue. Just an idea, you may find it helps it not to be so noticable… even if only a bit.

    Thanks for sharing the rant, helps me to remember I’m not the only one who needs to bitch about stuff sometimes!

  10. mysh

    August 19, 2005 at 12:47 pm

    Oh Sarah, I know just how you feel! I have the lovely fun and talented Rose A. Cea performing weekly on my face. She loves to pop up and give me a good heckling when I eat anything with tomatoes or chocolate, get too warm, get stressed, or hmmm, just you know — LIVE!

    I am totally empathetic to your plight with the redness. Do you get those lovely little (‘scuze me while I say this oh-so-apologetically) pustules too? Yeah, those are so FUN!

    Anyway, I think you’re talented, skinny and beautiful and I hope you have a great weekend. :O)

  11. mia

    August 19, 2005 at 11:21 pm

    so am i the only one who doesn’t love elidel?? i get eczema break outs on my EYES when i am stressed and it feels good (but so does all cold lotion) but doesn’t seem to do much else. but since it’s my EYES the dr. doesn’t want to give me a steroid…

    and at least people assume you’ve been doing something ACTIVE — my eyes are always puffy and black circles and they say “you look tired, are you sick? you should go home” and i want to slap them. [/pms rant]