I am currently starring in two new videos on my youtube channel!
The first video is my Election Video for FeelGood. I am running for President of UVM FeelGood next year, and since I won’t be in Vermont to run this year, I put a video together explaining why everyone should vote for me.
Hannah and I spent the afternoon filming it (she is a very creative cinematographer and she persevered through the long process!). It’s sort of silly and you get to see a few different spots in Auckland! Definitely worth a watch 🙂
The other video is a recording of me and Hannah practicing for Karaoke Next week.
We usually don’t reveal our song selection before the premier, for good luck, but we don’t want all the folks at home to miss out on our talent. Next week we will be doing TWO songs: “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child and “Where is the Love” by The Black Eyed Peas. Basically we are both pretty gangsta. I’ve got soul and Hannah’s got beat.
In other news, it’s almost been two weeks since I’ve started my clear skin regimen.
To no avail. After using Tazorac every night and Finacea every day, and slightly modifying my diet, I have seen no improvement on my skin.
Plus, in the past three days, two strangers have brought up my bad skin. First, a mom chaperoning on the field trip came up to me. I just thought she was being friendly and introducing herself. No. She was telling me that she has a skin product that will clear up my pimples, because they are pretty bad. She said she’d send a sample in on Thursday with her child (who is not in my class) and if I was excited about the results, I could buy more. I just stood there and nodded and thanked her. She is from China, so there may have been some kind of cultural disconnect, but still.
Then, today, Hannah and I were innocently shopping at Warehouse (Walmart) and the cashier made some comment (I’ve mentally blocked the exact wording). I could feel the steam of rage coming out of Hannah’s ears at her rudeness. She was very kind and sympathetic, assured me that a doctor would help me, and wished me luck, but still.
WTF people?!?! Great ladies, thanks for making me feel even more like a leper than I already do. It’s like, “yes, that is all we see when we look at your face.” It makes me want to hide away more than ever. Two of my students have asked me about it, too. One of them asked me why my face is red, and the other asked what the red stuff on my face was. Gee, kids, I wish I knew why.
What now? I will try the other medication, Acanya, but I am going to make an appointment with the Health Services here on campus. If they can’t help me, at least I can get information about a dermatologist in the city. I’ve pretty much decided that it’s not my normal acne. I’ve never gotten acne on my cheeks and its also never been this bad. Maybe its an infection? Or an allergy to something in the air? All I know is that I’ve had enough of feeling ugly, and I’ve had enough of people reminding me about it. I want it gone.
Do you have any suggestions for me?