As you know, my book was released this past Thursday.
This is an amazing time for me (who ever would have guessed). So, you can well imagine just how excited I was when my publisher called to let me know that Reuters (the news service that sends their articles to over 1,000 publications for possible re-print – oh my goodness!!!) wanted to interview and photograph me for their September lifestyle column!
I thought my head would explode. Sheer joy. Dancing in circles. BUT - dum, dum, dum - dum .... when I looked in the mirror, I was greeted by the biggest zit ever! My left cheek was growing something that resembled a 2nd head.
I quickly blast e-mailed my friends ... “What should I do? I have to get rid of this zit within 24 hours!” Kelly suggested, "Bye-Bye Blemish drying lotion is the BEST." Lucia and Lissa agreed "toothpaste." Kate said, "No! Toothpaste is a bad idea." My cousin/sister (we're so close) Jane, said – “Run don't walk to the Bobbi Brown make-up counter and get a professional to cover it!"
And so I did, I sprinted to Barney's department store, straight to Joshua at the Bobbi Brown counter - on the way to the shoot. He mixed-up three different shades of makeup to get it just right and used one of those little spongy things to carefully pat each layer on until the blemish (such a nice word) was pretty much disguised and no longer a crimson red.
Ahhhh … relief. Thing is, it was one of those New York summer days where the humidity was fairly thick. As I made my way to the interview, I could feel the make-up melting away. I took a quick look in a mirror before I met with the Reuters journalist and sure enough, there was my 2nd head – smirking at me! What could I do?
I puffed my hair real high, and smiled a lot, thinking it would distract.
When it was time for the photo shoot, the photographer didn't say a word, but he did shoot from the right the entire time! Bless him for his expertise and subtlety.
If anyone wants to take my picture, I'm ready! Monster zit is just about gone!