Thursday, April 15, 2010

Glamour Shot Envy

Kristina is hosting a glamour shot party over at her blog today and I have turned a serious shade of green.

All my life I wanted to have a glamour shot!! I remember the ones my older cousins got together and couldn't wait till I was "mature" enough to do that with my cousins. I planned so many times what I would wear, how I would pose, how I'd do my hair. Or rather, how I'd have my hair done since I don't know how to do anything besides brush and straighten my hair. I even had a photographer picked out! He took my baptism pictures, my performing-with-an-orchestra-newspaper pictures, our family pictures, he's even promised to come out of retirement for my wedding pictures. (He's not retired yet, but clearly he will be if that time ever comes.)

Bottom line? I never got my glamour shot! I waited patiently to get my braces off: nothing. Waited till I turned 16: nothing. Waited till I graduated: nothing. Not fair. The closest thing I have to a glamour shot it at the bottom of this post which totally doesn't count cuz there was no glamour involved and I never had any delusion that what I was doing could be considered glamourous.

When do I get my glamour shot? If you want to see pictures of the lucky people that DID get their glamour shots, go here.

32 comments:

Kristina P. said...

So, I found out that Glamour Shots is stilli n business! I don't know where, but you could still realize your dream. You should go to their website.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Dangit! I thought I'd be first. Kristina P. always beats everyone to the punch.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hey, your verifier says toun, which is a the noun where you live.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh, I do like that shot at the bottom of that post. Hey, I love this idea. I don't think I have a glamour shot either. Maybe I'll post my Twilight shot. he he he.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hey, Barb, FYI, your link on Kristina's blog takes us back to Kristina's post.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I am so sorry for you... because I am empathetic to your plight... I never got my Glamour shot either... they said it was a waste of MONEY! Pshaw!!!

Homer and Queen said...

I never got a Glamour Shot either. Too expensive...now I'm too old and ugly. Great fake glamour shot of you!!!

Just SO said...

I didn't get an actual glamour shot either...*sob* But I do love that picture of you and your cousin all contemplative.

Cherie said...

So that is not your Glamour shot 2 posts down??? LOL Just Kidding couldn't resist!!

I think the company is still in business - It is probably not too late - Go for it!!

These pic's of everyone have been so funny!

Jones said...

Maybe you can get a glamour shot now??? Do it. :) They are still the "in" thing, I hear.

Erin said...

Some people have told me that my glamour shot isn't glamorous enough. I didn't quite cake enough makeup on! Maybe you and I should get some REAL glamour shots taken together. That'll show them!

Kazzy said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, but I don't ever like any photo of me. WHen my BFF came over to take a new profile picture for my blog I seriously tossed out about 30 shots before settling on one. I don't think make up and big hair will fix that.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

There realy is still a coverlook place in business up in Sandy. I dont know how much they charge but maybe it'd be worth it!!! :) Haha. I mean we all gotta have one someday

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

I'm sure there's an expired Glamour Shots $10 off coupon in someone's closet SOMEWHERE! We need to make your dreams come true!

LisAway said...

You're right, that one is not glamorous, just beautiful. Those are two distinctly different things. Glamour can be made fun of, beauty cannot. :)

Smart Helm said...

I remember having Glamour shot envy as well! Well, only once... right after I ran into one of my church friends at the mall after she had gotten one for her birthday. I guess I didn't really think about it again until now.

Ah... Memories.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I always wanted one too!! Now, I CAN'T go over there, because I will be all sad.

Becky said...

You should go get a glamour shot done THIS WEEK! You know, just for being you. And you should ask for a Dr. Seuss background. And don't worry about the cost - I'll start a get-Barbaloot-a-glamour-shot fund so you won't have to spend a penny. It's totally doable. :)

I'd post a glamour shot of me but it might incriminate the other two people in the picture.

T said...

I've never had a glamour shot either... I think we should run off to the mall and sit in one of those photo booths instead :)

Beeswax said...

NOne for me either. Altho I did waste a couple of rolls of film with my friends occasionally, they never looked like the real thing.

Melissa Bastow said...

I always wanted to get glamour shots too! And I never got them either. How horrific is the world when 16 year olds don't get to have glamour shots?!! I think I might move to a new planet. One where glamour shots are traditional and probably required.

wendy said...

well, the photos of when we were young are the most fun and cutest anyway.
Glamour shots are overrated. Mine made me look like a "ho"
so just get someone to take your photos, get all dolled up, and call it good.
everyone should look like a "ho" at least once in their lives (tee,hee)

JennyMac said...

Leave it to KP to find a yellow brick road for you! :) Its not too late Barb. lol.

annie valentine said...

I never got one either, and I've never regretted it more than I do this week. My sisters got them but I was waiting for my braces to come off. Then they got all uncool (although secretly I still think they're freaking cool).

Connie said...

Ahhh, pastels! Glamour shots just cost a lot of money so be glad you didn't get one done. (sour grapes)

Looks like you and your cousin are close. That's cool.

Writing Without Periods! said...

Glamour...so overrated. I never got one either. I prefer ripping up my photos.
:-)
Mary

Hoggards said...

That's so funny! I'm glad that I never got glamour shots! Although I still dream of being pretty enough! You are gorgeous just as you are!

Chris and Sara Waldron said...

I'm ok not having a glamour shot. Our picture is close enough for me. :) But if you really want, I can make you look all fancy and take a picture wih my camera!

Heidi Ashworth said...

You are a darling girl. Every photo of you is a glamour shot. (Should I be concerned that the word verification is ackholos? I mean, really--last time it was muduckie. I swear these are not random. How do I get a job making up these words?)

Mayhem and Moxie said...

How can the fabulous Barbaloot not have glamor shots? I think something must be wrong with the world.

I think it is high time that you buy a camera, grab a friend, and solve this egregious omission.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

You should be grateful you dodged that bullet! I think glamor shots are horrifying. I never wanted them done. :)

So glad to be reading you again! You are awesome!

Together We Save said...

No glamor shot here... I have a friend who had one done and it is poster sized hanging in her den... very odd.