Friday, March 15, 2013

Shannon Messenger Takes the Dare


Phew--it feels like I haven't posted here in FOREVER! 

*glances at date of last Shannon-post* 

*blushes*

Wow, looks like my deadlines got the better of me for a while. But never fear--I. am. back! 

And apparently I've tweeted a few too many times about a certain frumpy pair of pants I wear when I'm home writing, because when it was my fellow Thirteeners turn to dare me, they jumped right in with a challenge I'd been hoping to avoid: SHOW THE FRUMPY SWEATPANTS OF DOOM. 

*sigh*

All right, FINE. Here they are:


Though I gotta admit: scary as that photo is, it REALLY doesn't capture the true frumpiness of these pants (though it does give me a shocking glimpse of what my bed-hair looks like...)  

Neither did this one--though it was getting a *little* closer:



(Side note: WHAT IS THAT POSE?????) 

You can *kinda* see how the elastic waistband is so stretched out that the pants sag down to like, mid-thigh. But film just couldn't  really seem to capture the full extent of the Shannon Shame. So to make up for it, I thought I'd ALSO share the full range of Oh-So-Fabulous things I wear when I stay home writing. 

I call these my "Work Pajamas" (yes, really):


Basically they're soft, cozy PJs I change into when I wake up, so I get the benefit of staying-in-my-PJs-all-day without the slightly gross side effect of wearing-the-same-clothes-day-and-night. And yes, they have little dogs on them. 

(Side note again: WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY HAIR????)

And let's not forget the lovely stretch pants + husband's-Batman-T-Shirt combo that makes an appearance on warmer days...


Bonus: they're capri stretch pants. But I cropped that part out of the photo because my blinding white, haven't-had-a-tan-in-YEARS legs were too much for anyone to handle. It was also hard to tell where they ended and my wall began...

And I know *some* of you (rather kind people) might be thinking the wardrobe isn't THAT bad. But I promise, it is. Especially when you consider that these three outfits are essentially the ONLY things I wear, unless it's one of those rare days when I actually get out of the house and therefore have to make SOME effort to look cute.  The rest of the time, it's this. 

BE JEALOUS OF ALL THE GLAMOUR!!!!


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Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she learned--among other things--that she liked watching movies much better than making them. So she left LA and moved to suburbia where she would have time to eat too many cupcakes, own too many cats, and write lots and lots of books. LET THE SKY FALL is her first young adult novel, coming in Spring 2013 from Simon Pulse. She is also the author of KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, book one in a middle grade series launching Fall 2012 (S&S Aladdin). Find her online at shannonmessenger.com.

24 comments:

  1. Girls are silly. If I had a stay-at-home writing career, it would be done in basketball shorts and the beer-stained-ribbed-white-tank-top (AKA wife beater) from the night before.

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    1. LOL, Matt. Trust me, the frumpy sweatpants of doom aren't any better than that. I just couldn't find a way to get the camera to capture the full effect. (Also: I think I need a photo of that...)

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    2. Well I'll have to get published before I'll have time to write at home in the morning, but maybe I'll stage one for you think weekend. ;)

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    3. Sounds like yet another reason you NEED to get published. Reason #1 still being: I WANT TO READ YOUR BOOK. Also: yes, I want a staged photo. Make this happen!

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  2. Ha. I love that you change *into* pajamas when you wake up. That makes me laugh. And you look fabulous, darling. Like always. I love all your model poses. :)

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    1. Ha--I know, my husband teases me all the time about changing INTO pajamas. But... they're so COMFY. :) (And at least I don't have a snuggie. Yet...)

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    1. Aw, thanks, Jess! Bonus points for using the word: jammies! :)

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  4. Yeah I'm not convinced you look that bad. I think we might need to have a Bad Writing Clothes Face-Off with all the 13ners, haha. People can vote for the true worst.

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    1. Ohhhh, I LIKE that idea. LET'S DO IT!!! And dude, the only reason it's not that bad is because I strategically avoided the "butt shot". That's where the frumpy-sweatpants-of-doom really earn their title...

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  5. You continue to be the cutest. No really, you do! Although the visual of you trying to take these photos is hilarious.

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    1. You DEFINITELY would've laughed if you'd watched me setting the timer and then running to "pose" *hangs head in shame*

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  6. Haha, love the photos and that you think *this* is frumpy. Girl...you don't know frumpy. ;-) Fun post, Shannon!

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    1. Ohhhhh trust me--I do. I was just a tad too vain to post the worst ones. It's kind of amazing I was willing to not blowdry my hair and show everyone bed-head Shannon.

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  7. Ha! I'm with Jenn, this doesn't begin to approach the frump happening daily at the Shepherd household.

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    1. I think we need a 13ers writers retreat to make this happen!

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  8. I actually write in a blouse, pencil skirt, and heels. Complete with 1950s typewriter.

    Ha. My family wishes!

    There are many days I race through carpool in my sweats and t-shirt so I can get back home, write, and hopefully shower by noon.

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    1. LOL, you had me going there for a second. Also: wait--you shower every day? WAY TO MAKE US LOOK BAD! :)

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  9. YAY Shannon! I think your outfits are adorable :D

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  10. Well done for being brave enough to post the sweatpants of doom! (And I think the work PJ's are awesome!)

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  11. OH MY GOSH. Have we discovered the secret to your writing proess? Do the frumpy pants have a magical aura to them?! :D It's seriously awesome if they do. I'm all for frumpy magical writing pants. And O.O I love the Work PJ'S! That's a genius idea! Hehe. Or maybe a nerd one?

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  13. Hahaha, what an awesome post. I actually really like the Batman outfit! ;D

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