Thursday, April 08, 2010

Vain Indulgences

I'm taking a coffee break from writing this paper for school on correlations between course readings in historical educational ideologies with children in cinema. It's as bad as it sounds.
So I hopped on to New York Road Runners website, and viewed a cache of photos of me from a race this past winter. I made a fascinating and previously undisclosed discovery about my appearance: during a run, when my left leg is forward, I look reasonably pretty and free of deformities; but when my right leg is forward, the tables are turned. My features take on a grotesque demeanor caused by gravitational pull, whose appearance is comparable to the expression one makes upon viewing the results of a smashed cockroache. (I can imagine that one pretty well, since I put such a creature out of his misery on my way out the door this morning).
Back to real writing.

9 comments:

paz13 said...

Tamar: I guess that's what they mean when they say put your best foot forward.

Kevin

tamar said...

kevin, you cracked me up with that one!

Mike said...

I'm still gearing up for my investigation, Tamar. So your theory is that gravity is causing me to look, from time to time, subhuman?

tamar said...

My theory causes you to look subhuman exactly 50% of your racing life :-)

Just_because_today said...

which foot did you use to smash the roach?

tamar said...

just~ lol! That was hilarious, thanks :-) I probably used my pretty foot, when I think about it seriously- since I'm left-handed, and I would want to use the stronger foot to have the deed accomplished in one blow- so theoretically, I guess we are all dominant on one side of our bodies in one way or another- food for thought, and a box I will likely regret opening here :-)

Deb said...

I guess we all have our good and bad sides (mine being evil and angelic, or maybe not angelic but not so evil?) Anyway, we're our worst critics and the thought of a squished cockroach makes me almost cringe as much as looking at myself facing downward into a mirror. o_O

tamar said...

deblet! ok, who do you know that looks good in that angle? even babies look flawed like that!

paz13 said...

tamar: Didn't know you were left handed. I grew up left handed in a right handed world.

Growing up I developed semi ambidextrious tendencies. I taught myself to eat and write right handed 25-30 years ago and now primarily eat right handed and write right handed. Given that I don't write as much as I used to given the use of computers, it's not a problem. I'm not nearly as fast writing right handed as left handed so if I had to take notes (i.e. as a student) I might have to revert back to left handed.

Interesting some of the things you learn.

Whenever I start a repeat when running I like to start with my right foot. It just seems like that's the foot my brain tells me to start with.

Kevin