If you have multiple sclerosis, you know it pretty well sucks. With its freaky symptoms, it sucks even more for your garden-variety hypochondriac. And...that's me: a hypochondriac with MS. Seems like fodder for an amusing blog. At the very least, it might keep me from sitting here analyzing every twitch and weird sensation.
I told myself I wasn't going to do it. Wasn't exposing Capt. Nap's, er, hygiene problems embarrassing enough? Apparently not, for now I am going to show you something. Something embarrassing. Something I made. But first, let's play a game. Look at the two pictures below. Can YOU tell which one was made by a professional and which was made by yours truly?
Take your time, this is tricky. On the first item, which I call "Lovely Fairies," note the pretty ribbon, and the subtle glittery effect. Now examine the second one, which I call "Ugh." Would you believe it was inspired by the one above? Yes, indeed. Note the cheap, bent, plastic hanger instead of the ribbon. Also, observe if you will the heavyhanded application of glitter, which accidentally covers the words on the banner "Forget Me Not." See also the thick tacky birds stuck on the bottom (which kept popping off). What you can't see too well, because the pictures are so small, is the wrinkling of the yellow flower paper that I (oops, or the "pro") stuck on as a background, because I/the pro misjudged the size that paper should be cut to.
Give up? Okay, okay, I'll tell you. *I* made "Ugh" and someone talented made "Lovely Fairies." Friends and relatives, you can breathe a sigh of relief. I'm not planning to give "Ugh" to anyone as a birthday gift. Once I have attained a level of competence, however, you never know...