Wednesday, September 9, 2009

HNT: Physical Flaws

I want y'all to send me pictures! If you already have, thank you! I want to see trees, sunshine, lips, booze, boobs, pets, toys, rain, shoes, candy, random street signs, legs, bright colors, piercings, silly face shots, beaches, whatever you want to send me. Pervy isn't discouraged but isn't a must. Most of the pictures I have so far aren't pervy at all but they're all pretty awesome. On Monday, I will post a very image heavy post to show off all the pictures I have received. Go here to read all the details. Come on, it'll be fun! =o)

I have a couple more t-shirt pictures I'll be using but this week we're taking a break from that. Another Suburban Mom wrote a post commenting on the ideals of "realm women" stemming from the ordeal about the "plus size" model showing her less than toned belly in Glamour magazine recently. She then came up with the idea to do a "Flaws" HNT this week and invited other people to join her in displaying something we wouldn't normally show off for HNT.

I find the subject of flaws to be an interesting one be the physical or the non-physical flaws. In this post, I'll only be touching on my physical flaws. In thinking about what to do with this post, I came to realize that for the most part, I'm okay with my physical self for the most part. The flaws that bother me most aren't things you can physically see or touch. The idea here is pictures though so in thinking about the things I'd like to change most physically, I wound up feeling rather silly admitting to the features I find flaw in. Flaws are so subjective though. I can look at something and see plenty wrong with it but then my boyfriend, a friend or someone comes along and finds me silly in my thinking. They see the same thing and don't see a thing wrong with it at all. Along with the subjectivity of it, we're also usually our own worst critics as well. I know personally, no one is harder on me (about any and everything) than I am on myself.

I know a lot of people would post a picture of their stomach, thighs, legs or hips. I'm fine with my stomach. I like my wide hips and am proud of their shape. I like my long legs with my muscular calves just fine too. I'm okay with my feet. I'm happy with my arms and hands. I like my cheeks. I like my lips. I like my back. I love my boobs. I pretty much like most of my body honestly.

So what do I consider flawed? I do have a few things I obsess over.

I made a slideshow of all the pictures of body parts that I find flaws in.

The first one is my forehead. I think it's the thing I am most self-conscious about honestly. It's huge to me. Which is why I like to wear hats a lot and keep my hair layered so I always have shorter strands to brush over my forehead.

The next four are shots of my nose. I wish it were smaller.

The next one is my neck. I prefer leaving my hair down and around my shoulders. I HATE having to pull my hair back because that leaves my neck exposed.

The next two are shots of my ears. I know, who considers ears flawed? Me. I think as a general rule that ears look slightly odd. I used to get teased for having big ears by kids in school when I was young and I still think they're too big. I like having my hair down to keep my neck from being exposed but also because it keeps my ears covered up too. Plus, I just look better with my hair down, lol.

The last two are pictures of my ass. It's shapely, since round is a shape but I really wouldn't mind it being smaller. Some days, I'm okay with my ass but most days, I'm wishing it was less out there, lol.



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Happy Thursday!

53 comments:

Alisha and Brett said...

It's funny what you see as your flaws others don't see. No offense but I don't think your flaws are flaws I think they add to your sensuality...

rage said...

I would have to disagree with you. What you see as flaws I see as perfect on you. Every inch of you is beautiful AR.

Having said that, I posted a regular HNT as I was unaware (due to lack of being on the net) of the "flaws" HNT. I have plenty of them so this would have been a perfect one for me to do.

((hugs))

southerngirl said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and "I spy with my little eye" a sweetheart with a flawless inside (much more important than the out...(which btw is pretty damn hot too imo)

xx

Vixen said...

Oh honey, I hear you. I was dubbed 'dumbo' growing up bc of my ears. *sigh* But I didn't notice yours at all.

xo

Osbasso said...

Interesting to see what each of us sees as flaws!

T said...

You like your stomach?
Bah.

I'm probably the only one with a belly phobia.

I have one pointy ear.
Yours doesn't look so bad sister!

I think you are lovely in your imperfections.
I wouldn't want you any other way.

lecram said...

It is in the eye of the beholder, isn't it?

Would love to see you in a sarong next week ;)

Cheers and Happy HNT!

13messages said...

I think you're quite beautiful. It's funny how the things we can worry about are often not even noticed by others. We're often so much more attractive than we know.

Dana said...

"Flaws" are odd things, aren't they? Not even noticeable to most, yet so clear in our own minds.

Thank you for sharing yours!

Britni TheVadgeWig said...

I would echo what everyone else has said so far. It really is funny to see what we consider to be our flaws. I wouldn't see any of those body parts as anything other than beautiful.

TUG said...

I think you have very cute ears :)

I'm still looking for a picture for you :)

Sweet Elle Next Door said...

Like others have said it's funny how we perceive our flaws but I think you look great! :)

I would never dare post pictures of my nose, I just don't like it!

Missy said...

You look great, thanks for sharing though! I related to the ears...I hate mine...thank goodness for hair! HHNT!

An Artist Exposed said...

I LOVE your ears! We all of us perceive our flaws and I'm not going to argue them with you point by point (except the ears) but, however you see yourself, I think you're great, my friend :-)

Joker_SATX said...

So, you get two thumbs way up on the Creativity scale in doing this HNT Post.

Well Done!

Happy HNT!

MinorityReport said...

Great post. :) I have to agree with everyone here, I didn't see any flaws either. HHNT.

Qetesh said...

We all have stuff about us that we hate, but I think you're gorgeous!

HHNT

Another Suburban Mom said...

Thank you for participating in the flaw theme this week. I really appreciate it.

I have to agree with everyone here that its amazing how we project flaws that are barley noticeable to anyone else.

Joanna Cake said...

I was once told by my dad that if I jumped off the top board, Id fly. He was affectionately jesting but Ive lived with my 'big ears' ever since. One person's 'flaw' is another person's 'favourite part'. It's all down to perspective so dont beat yourself up x

Hubman said...

Of all your "flaws" that you mention, I've never noticed one of them.

Well, I have noticed your ass, but in a good way ;-)

Happy HNT!

James said...

I definitely don't see any flaws there. I think your nose is very cute and so are you ears. And the butt, beautiful. HHNT

Sugarmag said...

I think you are adorable.

Ok I will send you a picture. I am behind on reading your posts but you just want random interesting things, right? I will look again at what you wrote. Yesterday I saw a preying mantis on a parking meter and I took some pictures, I'll send you one.

Happy HNT!

Morning Glory said...

*hugs* I think we'll all agree that you are utterly stunning. Which, btw, you are :P

But it's nice to see someone who likes or loves the majority of their body.

vanimp said...

I do not see flaws I see parts of you that make you who you are and make you the beautiful person I see. Mwah xx

phairhead said...

every women hates something about themselves physically.

personally i think you have a cute nose

Professor Fate said...

I think imperfection is a better word than flawed. To me, flaw implies that it is something you can fix but choose not to.

If every girl had a body like the girls in Playboy and if every boy had a body like a Chippendale dancer, the world would be a bland place. Celebrate the difference our imperfections are what make us interesting. Everyone's imperfections make us appreciate the beauty of the fantasies that artists (and magazines) show. Sometimes people forget that they are fantasies designed to sell magazines and product.

HHNT

p.s. on the ass front...curves are what makes the world go around.

Lapis Ruber said...

One person's flaw is another's beauty spot. :-) Happy HNT

The Peach Tart said...

I think you and all the parts you've highlighted as flaws are beautiful.

I on the other hand are obsessed with no longer having a flat stomach.

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

omg. you have the same 'unrolled' ears as i do. i remember when i was a kid people used to make fun of them cause theres were rolled over and mine werent.

and well i would die for a nose that small. have you seen this shnoz?

you are beautiful my love.

xoxo

Emmy said...

So hear you about the ears! Taken me years to get used to mine. It didn't help me that when I was younger, I would tuck my long hair behind my ears and then people would tell me that is why my ears were going to permanently stick out. Ah, childhood.

You look beautiful, and to be honest, I could not imagine with a different nose, ears, neck or ass. (you have a nice ass, btw!) Happy HNT!

Just me... said...

We are soo hyper-critical of ourselves it's amazing!! I missed the flaws you think you have but think you have a perfect behind!!
HHNT!!!

Nolens Volens said...

I see what you consider to be your flaws and I thank you for showing them. Can I play with them? ;) HHNT!

Dewey's System said...

Your flaws, like so many that I've commented on today, and that others have told you, are sexy. Please don't change a thing. :) I enjoyed your slide show.

Dharma said...

I think you're beautiful.

I think your flaws aren't flaws at all.

Thank you for being so brave with so many things you're not so confident about.

HHNT!

Barefoot Dreamer said...

See, those things are what make you - you. Those are the qualities that a lover comes to adore.

mina said...

Well, I don't see it.. your neck? You think your neck is a flaw? I love your nose! You are lovely "flaws" and all.

xX...Amy...Xx said...

You're very right when you say you're your harshest critic! Every bit of you is cute and gorgeous and beautiful!

xxxx

bookbinder said...

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with your analysis of the parts of you that you consider flawed. I don't see any flaws.

the eternal list said...

amorous, you have the best ass of all time!

(and i'm not just saying that...)

Anonymous said...

WHAAA WHAAAA WHHHAAAAA

NOSE EARS BUTT AND NECK ARE ALL YOU CAN GRIPE ABOUT??? MUST SUCK TO BE SO PERFECT THAT ALL YOU CAN BITCH ABOUT OUR MINISCULE THINGS THAT PEOPLE DONT EVEN NOTICE.

Southern Sage said...

Hmmmm
I wtched it twice and came up with nuttin hunny?!

Ms Undecided said...

I used to have issues with my nose, too. I still think it's large but everyone assures me that it's not. You're gorgeous, darlin.

Aurore said...

Personally, I see nothing wrong with any of those parts! You're beautiful! HHNT!

The Kinky Pixie said...

smiles ~ beautiful flaws!

Lilly said...

No flaws there babe, you're bein too picky. You really want to look like the models? Cuz even they don't, they're tweaked in photoshop.


You're a real person, and that's WAY better.

NY Diva said...

Thanks for sharing, and I think this just shows that we really are our own worst critics!

Comment Whore said...

interesting

M said...

I'm sorry but I didn't see any flaws, but I do like the slideshow idea, it made me giggle.

Elle said...

Hmmm, I'm pretty sure I don't see anything wrong with any of those body parts... But as you say, we ARE our own worse critics.

I wasn't aware of this theme this week since I was away on vacation and just haven't been online much in the last 3 weeks, but I'm not sure I would have participated anyway. I sometimes feel like complaining that my belly is big or my butt's ugly or whatnot but... truth is, I'm pretty small and I'm afraid people would be offended with my complaints! My only "real" flaw was my teeth, and I got that fixed in the last few years.

Still, there are parts of myself I don't like (most parts!). But I think it's the same as for you; only I see my flaws as flaws. I wish we could all see ourselves through the eyes of others.

Anonymous said...

All you people are stupid!

You do have big forehead so keep it covered with hats! You could serve meal off that thing! Your ears are big like you say so careful dont Fly away Dumbo! Your not that pretty even!!

Why do all you people kiss this girls BIG FAT ass?? GET A LIFE! ALL OF YOU!!

Sexy PTA Mom said...

Wow! I am loving this subject, because it makes me realize just how silly my worries on the subject are. That forehead photo you started with is lovely all on its own! And I adore a strong nose. Mine got a bit bent when my brother-in-law hit me by accident, but I kind of think it makes me look more interesting. It is so interesting to see that we all have something we obsess about a bit. Not one of yours (truly) looks like a flaw to me.

callie said...

I don't know why, but I was surprised when I saw that you participated in Veronicas experiment.
Beauty IS in the eye.. and you are beautiful.
Thank you for sharing this piece of yourself with us.
HHNT

Wilhelmina said...

well, i think you look lovely. i honestly can't see anything wrong with what you posted, and i think your ass actually looks great - full and sumptuous without being too large... but as you said, insecurities are very subjective things, and people are often most critical of themselves.