There is a phenomenon I have noticed between myself and Steve and I wonder if other couples have noticed this or if it is just US.
One of us will get a zit. Sadly yes, we still get zits sometimes in our mid to late 20s. I thought that after you graduate from high school, zits disappear forever, but that is only a cruel myth. One of us will get a zit, and sometimes, within a day or two, the other one of us will suddenly have a zit in the same place, but on the opposite side. Like looking into a mirror.
Right now Steve has a zit right next to the end of his left eyebrow. I’m positive he got it first. And now I have a zit right next to the end of my right eyebrow. It is as if I noticed his zit and my FACE, out of empathy, decided to produce a mirror-image zit to keep him company. I call it the “empathy zit”.
We could really do without this kind of empathy.
I tend to sit in funny positions while I type my entries, without even realizing it. Steve caught me typing an entry the other day with one hand actually underneath my leg. The more absorbed I am in it, the more my body seems to need to twist around itself like a pretzel. Steve thought it was so funny he took a picture. In this one I’m also twisting my hair for good measure.
(I generally don’t post pictures of myself for confidentiality reasons given the nature of my work, blah blah but, fuck it, I’m not working in the field right now.)