Sunday, March 20, 2011

Putting Lipstick on a Pig

It means "making superficial changes is a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of a product." It got to be really famous (and misunderstood) lately when President Obama was running and it said about Palin and Macain but many took it as a slam on Palin herself.  A little history for you... that doesn't really have much to do with my post.

I have been thinking about that phrase a lot lately, in an almost literal way.  My mom has recently been trying to get me to wear something cuter and she got me an appointment to get my hair cut.  Embarrassingly, I cried for about an hour before my hair appointment.  No, I am not attached to my split ends or anything.  I just feel the phrase "putting lipstick on a pig" keenly.  Like what is the point?  Getting my haircut isn't going to make me cute.  Neither is make up or a blousey shirt.

Depression is a really sucky disease.  Sometimes I think it does a lot worse to me than even my diabetes or migraines or gastroparesis.  Though they really all contribute to each other.


  1. Hopefully you don't take this the wrong way... I've always REALLY wanted to take you for a shopping makeover (if I ever could) and somehow hoped to help you see that you are SO beautiful and sometimes it really does just take a blousey shirt and some makeup to help with that... I know with you it might take more, but don't ever think you're not cute enough for the latest trends, styles, fashions or anything. It has nothing to do with being cute anyway.

    And us girls mostly wear the cute stuff hoping it will make us look cute. When really, we're already beautiful! We just don't give ourselves enough credit.

  2. Amen to what Steph said. Seriously, girls dress up for girls. :) And you are super cute!