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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


My husband travels out of the country frequently for business.  And if I'm lucky, I am going to be able to spend a weekend in Ireland with him in a couple of months.

Unfortunately, I realized a couple of days ago that my passport has expired.  Like three years ago expired.

So I stopped in at my local Walgreens yesterday  for a picture so I can get my old passport renewed.

Y'all.  It's bad.  And when I say bad, I mean mugshot bad.

I look like I had been out drinking all night, got pulled over and arrested for a DUI and landed in front of the prison camera.

And I don't mean Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan mugshot bad.
(They have so many mugshots and they look so nice in all of them, it almost looks like a photo shoot.)

No.  I'm talking Nick Nolte mugshot bad.

 I'm talking Heidi Fleiss mugshot bad.

I'm talking Heather Locklear mugshot bad.

(Well, even a bad mugshot of Heather Locklear looks pretty good.)

My passport is bad...drunken celebrity mugshot bad.

And just for reference, here is my passport photo from 1998, back in the good old days when they would let you smile and when I had access to under eye concealer.

I am seriously considering going back to get another picture taken but my only concern is that a new picture probably wouldn't be that much better and it would cost me $10 more dollars.

I guess I should just be thankful that it's only a passport photo and not a mugshot!


Pam said...

LOL, you crack me up! I think your "mugshot" looks pretty good, and it may be my imagination, but I think you look thinner in the new one. The only people who are going to see it are the people who work in the airports...oh, and the world wide internet, now that you have shared it! Small price to pay for the chance to go to Ireland!

Living Life in the Lowcountry said...

Yours is NOT that bad! When I took teenage son to have his photo taken I didn't think about it at the time but he was wearing am orange polo shirt. When you look at his photo it looks like he is wearing an orange prison jumpsuit!!

Colleen said...

YOu are crazy funny!

beth said...

Oh, Beth. You are being WAY to hard on yourself. I don' think your "mugshot" is all that bad at all.
That is so exciting that you may get to go to Ireland with your husband in a couple of weeks! I have always wanted to go to Ireland. If I wasn't so afraid of flying, maybe I would someday. :)
Hope you have a great day!

Annikke said...

I think it is a nice picture and no where near a mugshot look!

Happy travels to Ireland - I am so jealous. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Ireland. Take lots of pics and post about it here!!!

RR Mama said...

You are so funny! Your picture is not bad. And no one can ever look as bad as Nick Nolte. NO ONE!

Andrea said...

i was SOOOO hoping you were going to post it!!!! but it's not bad!! to be 100% honest with you, it looks WAY better than lohan's!!!

Heather said...

I have a Drivers licensce photo that looks alot like these celebrity mug shots. Yours is much better than mine. I'm with Andrea. Much better than Lohans

Corey~living and loving said...

oh my word....GREAT post. you do look a bit pissy in your photo. were you mad?

Anonymous said...

funny! you look way better than nick nolte. and when you find the under eye concealer can you pass it my way?

Unknown said...

I like your last line! HA! I still think you look MUCH better than all those felons! ;-)

p.s. the other passport pic was taken before kids, no? he he...

Tracy said...

OH no, that is not bad. Mine is ten times worse. Make that twenty time worse. I hope you get to go to Ireland!!!!

Laural Out Loud said...

You're picture is NOT that bad, lol! Are you not allowed to smile for passport pics now? I had no idea. I recently smiled for mine, though it did cause some strange double chin action, so I had already decided to NOT smile the next time.