I keep thinking about that Saturday Night Live Skit where they would ask incredulously, Really? That’s what I was telling myself the morning that I was to do a live taping for my first television interview. Even though I am WELL past the age of puberty, I woke up with a big honking pimple front and center on my cheek. REALLY? I go months and months with clear skin and on this particular day I get a big honking pimple! All I can think is that I must have been unkind to someone with acne and karma was coming after me.
What to do? Is it possible to photoshop video? Somebody needs to work on creating that. I debated getting one of those Marilyn Monroe moles to put on top of it. I could just claim that I had always had the mole but had been covering it up all these years. Cindy’s advice was to bling it out with some rhinestones and we could name it Liberace. She’s so helpful!
In the end, I did some very fancy artwork with makeup and covered it up pretty well. Thank goodness I am a woman and it is perfectly acceptable to wear concealer and powder. Of course when you have one of these things on your face you think everyone is staring at it, so upon meeting the host and camera crew I cut to the chase, as is my style, and blurted out, “I’ve got a big a$$ pimple on the right side of my face.” They were very kind and directed me to sit a little sideways so the newly acquired facial feature wouldn’t be seen. I haven’t seen the show yet but I’m hopeful that all is well.
I have learned my lesson. I will never again be unsympathetic towards people with acne. I’m sorry Universe!