Monday, February 18, 2008

MS Face


Recently I had my passport renewed and here's the photo I used. When I picked it up from the photo shop there was something about it I didn't like.
Taking into consideration that you can't smile and they blot off most of your make up, still something wasn't quite right. I look like I've lost my spark .
Then after reading on Anne's blog, Disabled not Dead , about the "MS face"
I new that was it . This is my MS face, just add the constant post nasal drip
from the left side of my nose and there you have it. I've had my thyroid checked and that slight bulge isn't a goiter. I think I was tensing my neck not to blink.
No wonder everybody keeps asking me how I am.

7 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

Maybe it's me, but I think you look great. Serious, but beautiful. German or French. A spy. You should consider acting, you have that spy look.

bwehrens said...

yep its all down hill from here lol
nope just kidding. its a good photo

Taxingwoman said...

Thanks for the compliments !!
My mother is French Canadian.

Anne said...

Firstly, I want to say that Passport photos are notorious for lacking spark. They are much different from say, audition pictures!

TY for blog mention and I am not going to comment one way or the other about whether you do have the LOOK (MS Face).

It is enough for me that you believe that you do. As I've said before, it is just something I have noticed among certain MSers.

Since I've blogged about it, some MSers have been adamant that they DO NOT have the look and who am I to argue with them.

It is in the eye of the beholder, I guess.

Taxingwoman said...

Hi! Anne
It doesn't bother me to have "the look" I just noticed that I look different in all my photos and thought that was why.

Callie said...

I wore make-up in my passport pic and smiled....Is that something new? It's been afew years. I suppose I'll find out with my driver's liscense this month as I have to renew.

Taxingwoman said...

Hi!
Callie
In Canada for a passport you can only have minimum make up, no glasses, nothing on your head, no smiling , no jewelery around your neck. . You have a choice of B&W or colour photo