Daily Archives: July 4, 2013

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

101_6556Question 169
How many times during the day do you look at yourself in the mirror?

Hmmm, let’s see.

I do a quick check before I jump in the shower each morning to see how bad the bed head is–this will help determine my morning allotment of computer time.

After my shower, there’s a quick check in the full-length mirror to make sure nothing’s on inside-out, then I’m in front of the dressing table mirror for as long as it takes to fix my hair and throw on a bit of mascara.

As I’m leaving the house, I take a quick last look before I head out the door. If it’s windy, there’s a hair check in the car’s rear-view mirror and another if a mirror is available when I arrive at my destination (if not, a suitably reflective window will do).

Even though I’m standing in front of the bathroom mirror when I brush my teeth, I rarely look up, so that’s two or three times each day I don’t look in the mirror.

Last peek is in the evening after washing my face, to be sure removing the morning’s mascara didn’t leave me with raccoon eyes.

I absolutely NEVER, EVER, EVER look in a mirror in the dark. It’s a silly phobia, born of too many horror movies, but mirrors in dark rooms completely freak me out.

So, short answer is, I look at myself in the mirror about half a dozen times a day. Does that sound about normal? At what point does one cross the line from not wanting to be embarrassed by her appearance to being totally vain?

Gregory Stock, creator of¬†The Book of Questions¬†provides much of the fodder for Deep Thought Thursdays. I thought the questions would allow readers to get to know me better, since I share my personal reflections about my values, beliefs, and life in general. If you’d like my view on one of your own thought-provoking questions, feel free to ask away in the comments below!