The above picture is:
a) My Mug Shot
b) My "Before" Picture
c) A Convict's Wife
d) My New Passport Photo
If you answered D, you are, sadly, correct.
I went down to Walgreens last month to get my new passport pictures taken. I smiled right before the employee snapped the photo and she sternly said, "NO SMILING." I almost snapped back, "Hey, this isn't 1850. It's okay to smile." However, I didn't, and this is what I got - a cross between a mug shot/Extreme Makeover Before picture.
Don't worry, it's a done deal. I got my new passport in the mail this week. I only have to keep this picture for ten years and seriously, how often do people look at your passport? (In my case, not very often.) It could be worse, it could be my drivers license.
Speaking of which, here is my current drivers license picture. I didn't think it was that bad until I was shopping at Target and the cashier actually said, "Whoa. That is a bad picture. No really. That is bad." Uh, thanks?
The winner, of course, is Erik's senior high school i.d. card photo. He said this was on purpose. Yeah, I meant to take all those bad pictures too.