You know how some people are described with the same type of adjectives, repeatedly?
“Oh she’s so nice.” Or, “What an elegant woman.” And of course, in the commonly-used adjectives bucket are cute, hot, sweet, down-to-earth, sexy, and so on.
One thing I can say about myself is that no one ever describes me as sweet. I’ve heard some of the above (as well as some choice words not fit for print), but along the way I’ve detected a pattern in the way others perceive/describe me. I’m often linked to nouns or adjectives that are a little prickly—and even reptilian. The fact that I’m not synonymous with warm and fuzzy is no surprise to me. I’ve heard that I’m intimidating, that I look stuck up, that people are actually kind of scared of me. A lot of those impressions usually erode after people meet me and realize that I’m not a mean person—I’m just confident and not the always-smiling cheerleader type. But yes, back me into a corner and I will strike.
That long-winded intro was my way of saying that even in Hubby’s mind, I’m synonymous with adjectives—and creatures—that are dangerous. Even lethal. He calls me “black mamba,” and sometimes “my little scorpion.” So of course, as we strolled through the mall one day and both laid eyes on this outrageous scorpion belt, we knew I must try it on. Then Hubby insisted I have it and he bought it for me. Some girls get sapphires. I get scorpions.
Here we are in our predatory glory—in what I consider pseudo-preppy mode, to tone down the fear factor.
*WVW = What V Wore
Shirt: Banana Republic • Belt: Tobacco Road Belt Company • Pants: Banana Republic • Heels: BCBG • Bracelet: H&M
Nails: Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Misbehaved (five days on, still perfect!)
Yep, only two photos. Why? Well after seeing myself in white, I can see why I wear so much black. I’m too white for white. I look washed out. Blech.
Wait. Here’s one more shot, for kicks. This is what happens when your tripod—and camera—hit the deck just before the timer winds down. Ouch. Told you I’m dangerous.
What adjectives do people use to describe you?