J and I recently had to explain to Boo that she needed to stop using her favorite word, "awkward," to describe anything and everything that was not perfection. Stubbed toe? Awkward. Dogs barking and howling and generally being annoying? Awk-ward! DVR gets stuck and displays a single pixelated image for 30 seconds? Oooh, that's aaaawkward! No, darling, it's not. It's just a bummer (hey, Alannis Morisette, there's a lesson for you too - the difference between "ironic" and "bummer"). But it was kind of difficult to explain what is awkward.
Today, I am a perfect example of What Is Awkward. My left shoulder is locked into some kind of muscle spasm and I cannot move my arm more than 45 degrees away from my body. Which made it pretty difficult to wash my hair (I ended up not using shampoo on the left side at all), get dressed, put on my seatbelt, etc. Oh, and I also can't move my arm behind my back at all. Have you ever tried to put on underwear without putting your hand behind your back? Give it a whirl. It's harder than you'd expect. And the bra? Good lord. Anyway, I keep forgetting I can't move my arm, and I go to push my bangs out of my eyes or tuck my hair behind my ear to see my pretty new earrings and "SHIT! That hurts! Oh, yeah."
Anyway, I made the earrings and I really love them. Now that I've discovered the wonder of titanium French wires, I can wear earrings daily (yay) and make them to match any outfit (double yay). If I were The Pioneer Woman, these photos would be beautifully sharp and bathed in natural light. And my earring would be in focus rather than my hair. But then, if I were The Pioneer Woman, I wouldn't have taken them with my iPhone, so there you go.
I can, at least, use a couple of her Photoshop Actions to make them look purty. If I remember right, these are Fresh and Colorful (first) and Lovely and Ethereal (second). I love these actions and plan to use them on some real photos soon. Oh, and don't worry, it's the right side of my head, so it's my clean hair. Dirty hair would be so awkward.