Wednesday, January 26, 2005

A description of my mother-in-law

My MIL is about 5'2, 45 yrs old, slightly overweight, never wears makeup except maybe childish, reddish lip gloss on special occasions, thick, black hair just below the shoulders. She usually wears it in a ponytail or pushes it back with a hair band (or whatever they're called--the kind we wore in the '80s). She looks like a dorky little girl. She's kind of dumpy and either has a vacant look on her face or a slightly pained look (she always thinks she's sick and that everyone's mean to her). She usually wears very plain clothing, except when she wears things that are 2 sizes too small or too big or some crazy pattern or color.

She acts like she's so happy to see people, but when they turn around or walk away, she rolls her eyes. She fakes excitement after anything you say. She says "WOW!" and her eyes get real big and she smiles and shakes her head at you like whatever you said is the greatest thing in the world. When she's not doing that, she complains about what a bad day she's having b/c someone was mean to her or b/c she has a headache, her stomach hurts, her feet hurt or some other very personal problem that you wouldn't want to know about--she has hemorrhoids, she's constipated or has diarreah. And of course her stomach is always hurting and she needs help doing everything b/c of the hysterectomy she had over a year ago.

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