-S-P-L-A-S-H-!!!!! Oh here, let me get you a towel to wipe off that blue slushee drink I just tossed in your face.
High School – it’s a time where you find your voice. A place where you stretch out those wings. High school – it’s the place where you finally get past the awkward middle school years and blossom into a LOVELY individual. Just ask the kids on Glee!
HA! I love watching Glee, however, what annoyed the living daylights out of me last night were the commercials. I mean, don’t you just LOVE commercials? Where they advertise things like Pro-Active and Clearasil. Course they fit well with the show given it’s about high school and well acne; it’s a part of high school.
You see I’m a body bully. Just ask MSN … according to their article I’m a total bully. I have a desire to change a part of my body. Not my hair, my hips, my breasts or my tummy. Nope – I want to change my face. Why? Because I have acne.
Now you may be sitting in your chair, on a plane, or a train, or you car (hope you aren’t driving) wondering what on earth my issue is. We all have acne. We all grow up and get over it….right? Nope! Not in this household. And I’m pretty sure not in many others. Heck studies have even been done proving that children with severe acne are more prone to suicide!
But unlike most kids and those pretty people on the commercials my acne is not little white pumps or maybe (HORROR) a little red bump. Nope, I have the acne that requires doctor visits for shots on average 2x a month. That requires you to take a daily pill that requires for you to sign a waiver and submit to monthly blood tests that look for signs of kidney failure. I have the FUN kind. And it will never, ever, go away.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining overly about the situation, it is what it is and it’s not likely to change any time soon. My dad still has it, my brother had it his whole life, and it’s pretty dang likely at least one of my future children will go through it. (Unless they come up with a cure for acne soon….someone? Anyone? Please?) It’s just a little frustrating to see these commercials on TV. and think to myself that pish posh those people don’t know what acne really is. When make-up can’t cover it up because you actually have lumps under your skin….then you can whine to me.
This is also while the below photo will be the ONLY photo you’ll ever see of me that has not been touched up in some form or fashion. However, as an attempt to understand the TRUE meaning to Operation Beautiful, I’m wiping off my make-up and baring the true face. This is me when I got home and wiped off all my makeup. Make-up which is normally on me from about 5 minutes after I get up until right before I climb into bed. Except on Sundays when our only goal is to stay home. Because Alex makes me feel beautiful no matter what I am looking like.
I can bet not many people read to the end of today’s post, and honestly it’s a rather lame post but I swore up and down I’d be honest with y’all. So I’m laying it out there. Acne commercials annoy the ever-living SNOT out of me.
What about you? Do you ever see a product or an advertisement for a product that makes you skoff with laughter because the people advertising aren’t even remotely aware of what it really feels like to experience that issue? Do you have your slushie in the face moments?